Medical Laboratory Science

Advisor: E. Fox (EdD), 450-3194

[1] Program

Medical laboratory science (also known as medical technology) is a profession that is practiced almost exclusively in hospitals or diagnostic clinics. These specialists perform the laboratory tests ordered by physicians and are the only laboratory technicians who are qualified to work independently of supervisory personnel. Upon completion of the professional program, the graduate is eligible to take various certification examinations required for licensure.

The Department of Health Sciences, in cooperation with Baptist Health, offers a Bachelor of Science degree in medical laboratory science. Three years of this program are taken on the UCA campus, and the fourth is completed in the hospital-associated teaching laboratories.

[2] Baccalaureate Degree: Bachelor of Science

Requirements for the degree are as follows:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 79 semester hours described below with at least a 2.5 GPA is necessary for application to the professional curriculum. In order to receive credit toward a degree from the university, the student must apply and be admitted to UCA prior to enrolling in the professional curriculum in medical technology. In all cases students will be required to complete a total of 120 hours with a minimum of 30 hours of residence credit.
  2. Acceptance into the clinical program in medical technology at Baptist Health.
  3. Completion of the professional curriculum with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

The curriculum for medical laboratory science is shown in the table below. Note that students wishing to earn the BS in Medical Laboratory Science must satisfy the requirements of the the UCA Core (see the UCA Core requirements). Consult the program advisor for specific details of the UCA Core as it applies to the BS in Medical Laboratory Science.

Preprofessional Curriculum SCH
UCA Core courses not listed below 27
Specified UCA Core and other required courses:
MATH 1390 or above 3
CSCI 1300 or MIS 2343 3
BIOL 1440, 1441, 2405, 2411 16
CHEM 1450, 1451, 2401, 3411 16
Electives 14
Professional Curriculum SCH
Immunology 1
Immunohematology 1
Hematology 4
Body Fluids 1
Clinical Microbiology 4
Clinical Chemistry 4
Lab Fundamentals 1
Seminar II 1
Management/Education 1
Clinical Internship I 5
Clinical Internship II 5
Clinical Internship III 6
Clinical Internship IV 7

[3] Courses in Medical Laboratory Science (MD T)

Follow this link for MD T course descriptions: course link.