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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Medical Laboratory Science, BS (43-694) (121-125 hours)

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Major, Bachelor of Science Degree

The graduate with a Medical Laboratory Science Major, Bachelor of Science Degree will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Collect, analyze and apply information to solve problems. (managing information)
  • Use various laboratory techniques and/or instruments with understanding, accuracy, precision and safety. (technology)
  • Think logically within the scientific parameters of professional biologists. (higher-order thinking)
  • Use the language and concepts of Biology to communicate effectively in oral and written form; to follow instructions precisely and to function in independent and collaborative settings. (communicating and interacting)
  • Exhibit the ethical use of knowledge, materials and procedures that demonstrates an impact on society. (valuing)
  • Challenge the licensure exam of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Scientists (NAACLS) to become a certified Medical Laboratory Scientist (ASCP) or Clinical Laboratory Scientist (ASCP) after completing a 12-month clinical rotation at an affiliated hospital.
  • Be eligible to apply for graduate/professional training in nearly all medical fields.

Medical Laboratory Science, BS (43-694) (4 Year Guide)  

Medical Laboratory Science Transfer Credit: 30 Semester Hours

Transfer courses in various accredited medical technology programs may vary from hospital to hospital and are part of the Medical Technology functional major required by affiliation agreement for this program.  They are not offered on campus or open to students in other programs. 

Transfer credit for these courses is allowed for work taken at one of our affiliated hospitals in Kansas City (North Kansas City Hospital, Saint Luke’s Hospital or K.U. in Kansas City, Kansas); in Springfield (Lester E. Cox Medical Center); in Joplin (Mercy Hospital); in Wichita (Wichita State University Medical Technology Program); in St. Louis (Mercy Hospital) or any fully accredited hospital medical technology training program which must be accredited by the American Medical Association Council on Medical Education. Admission and fees for the hospital portions of this program are the prerogative of the hospital and thus cannot be guaranteed by the University. Licensure to practice is dependent  upon state regulations and professional examinations and thus cannot be guaranteed by the University or hospital. For additional information on this program and for entry into clinical programs,  students are urged to see the program faculty advisor at their earliest convenience. Because of complexities of affiliation agreements and variations in clinical programs, all pertinent information cannot be presented in this catalog.

It is the student’s responsibility to notify UCM of the completion of the rotations so transfer credit can be posted and the degree can be awarded.

General Education Requirements: 32-35 Semester Hours

All students must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in general education. See The General Education Program Requirements  for the full listing of requirements.  The following general education courses are required by this major:

Minimum Total: 121-125 Semester Hours

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