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Medical Laboratory Science


Bachelor of Science

The purpose of the medical laboratory science major is to provide students who wish to become medical laboratory scientists a broad liberal arts background which they can take advantage of throughout their professional careers.

The program consists of three years of academic coursework on the campus of Briar Cliff University, followed by a clinical year at one of a variety of medical laboratory science programs approved by the American Medical Association. Students who are beginning their junior year will be applying for admission to these programs. The clinical year of such programs is credited as one year of academic work at Briar Cliff University (31 semester hours).

The successful completion of the clinical portion of the program results in the awarding of the baccalaureate degree. Representative courses in the clinical year are:

  • Clinical Microscopy/Urinalysis
  • Clinical Hematology/Coagulation
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Clinical Serology/Immunology
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Clinical Immunohematology
  • Orientation to Medical Laboratory Science
  • Management and Supervision/Education/Methodologies/Introduction to Research

Core Courses

BIOL 221 - Human Anatomy
BIOL 222 - Human Physiology
BIOL 339 - Principles of Microbiology
BIOL 357 - Genetics
BIOL 400 - Immunology
CHEM 111 - Principles of Chemistry I
CHEM 111L - Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 112 - Principles of Chemistry II
CHEM 112L - Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM 337 - Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 337L - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 338 - Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 338L - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM 442 - Biochemistry I
CHEM 442L - Biochemistry I Laboratory
MATH 200 - Elementary Statistics
PHYS 121 - Basic Physics I
PHYS 122 - Basic Physics II

Additional Program Requirements

The bachelor of science degree in medical laboratory science consists of three years of academic coursework on the campus of Briar Cliff University followed by a clinical year at one of a variety of medical laboratory science programs approved by the American Medical Association. Students who are beginning their junior year will be applying for admission to these programs.