Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

Medical Laboratory Science (BS)

General Education Requirements  46 credits 
Major Requirements  100* credits 
Total Credits Required  128
*24 credits required for the Major also satisfy general education requirements.

General Education Requirements

This program has a waiver to specify particular courses students must take in the areas of the General Education Requirements (Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning, Life and Physical Sciences, Scientific World and College Option). If students take different courses in these areas, they will be certified as having completed the requirements, but it may not be possible for them to finish their degree program within the regular number of credits.

ENG 111Introduction to College Writing(EC)

3

ENG 151College Writing(EC)

3

MTH 123College Algebra and Trigonometry(MQ)(STEM)

4

BIO 170General Biology I(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

 

World Cultures and Global Issues Course(WG)

3

US Experience in its Diversity Course(US)

3

PHL 130Introduction to Ethics(IS)

3

Creative Expression Course(CE)

3

CHM 240Analytical Chemistry(LP)(SW)(STEM)

4

CHM 250Organic Chemistry I(LP)(SW)(STEM)

5

 

Social Science Course at or above the 200-level

3-4

TALA course at or above 200-level

3-4

CHM 121General Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHM 141General Chemistry I(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

Major Requirements

Foundational Courses

BIO 150Human Anatomy and Physiology I(LP)(SW)(STEM)

4

BIO 160Human Anatomy and Physiology II(SW)(STEM)

4

BIO 170General Biology I(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

BIO 171General Biology I Laboratory

1

 

BIO 272Statistics for the Biological Sciences(RLA)

4

OR

MTH 214Applied Statistics Using Computers(MQ)(STEM)

4

 

BIO 314General Microbiology(RLA)

4

CHM 141General Chemistry I(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

CHM 121General Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHM 142General Chemistry II(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

CHM 127General Chemistry II Laboratory

1

CHM 250Organic Chemistry I(LP)(SW)(STEM)

5

MTH 123College Algebra and Trigonometry(MQ)(STEM)

4

PHL 130Introduction to Ethics(IS)

3

 

Medical Laboratory Science Courses

CHM 240Analytical Chemistry(LP)(SW)(STEM)

4

MLS 305Clinical Hematology(RNL)

4

MLS 315Clinical Laboratory Chemistry(RNL)

4

MLS 325/BIO 325Diagnostic Molecular Biology(RLA)

4

MLS 335Clinical Microbiology(RNL)

4

MLS 345Immunohematology(RNL)

4

MLS 355Immunology/Serology(RNL)

4

MLS 365Parasitology/Mycology/Virology(RNL)

3

MLS 375Urinalysis/Body Fluids(RNL)

2

MLS 385Laboratory Operations and Management(RNL)

3

MLS 395ASCP Comprehensive Review(RNL)

3

MLS 410Clinical Training: Microbiology/Parisitology/Mycology(RNL)

4.5

MLS 420Clinical Training: Bloodbank(RNL)

4.5

MLS 430Clinical Training: Immunology/Serology(RNL)

1.5

MLS 440Clinical Training: Hematology/Coagulation(RNL)

5

MLS 450Clinical Training: Chemistry(RNL)

4

MLS 460Clinical Training: Urinalysis/Body Fluids(RNL)

1.5

Chemistry Advisory

One-year of high school chemistry is required prior to entry into CHM 141/121.  If you have not completed one-year of high school chemistry you will be required to complete CHM 100 and CHM 101 prior to registering for CHM 141/121.

Mathematics Exemption

Students who are exempt from MTH 123 will be required to enroll in a higher-level MTH course (except MTH 214, MTH/SLS 217, or MTH/SLS 218) in order to satisfy the general education required-core mathematics requirement.

Mathematics Placement

Depending on mathematics placement, some students may have to complete MTH 30 prior to enrolling in MTH 123.

Residency

A student must complete a minimum of 16 credits in residence at the College of Staten Island in courses designated as foundational major requirements to receive the Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science.  These credits must include CHM 250.

Independent Study

Independent Study may not be used to satisfy MLS program requirements.

ASCP-BOC or NYS MLS Licensure Examination

Graduation is not contingent upon passing an external examination such as ASCP-BOC or the NYS MLS licensure examination.

Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirement

The Bachelor of Science degree requires 60 credits in liberal arts and sciences.  All courses designated MLS (except MLS 325/BIO 325) are non-liberal arts and sciences.

Independent Study

Students in good academic standing may enroll in independent study courses PRIOR to their clinical rotations, and only with the approval of the MLS Program Director.

Sample Degree Map for Medical Technology Bachelor of Science

Year One - First Semester

ENG 111Introduction to College Writing(EC)

3

MTH 123College Algebra and Trigonometry(MQ)(STEM)

4

BIO 170General Biology I(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

BIO 171General Biology I Laboratory

1

US Experience in its Diversity Course(US)

3

World Cultures and Global Issues Course(WG)

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Year One - Second Semester

ENG 151College Writing(EC)

3

BIO 150Human Anatomy and Physiology I(LP)(SW)(STEM)

4

CHM 141General Chemistry I(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

CHM 121General Chemistry I Laboratory

1

PHL 130Introduction to Ethics(IS)

3

Creative Expression Course(CE)

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Year Two - First Semester

BIO 160Human Anatomy and Physiology II(SW)(STEM)

4

CHM 142General Chemistry II(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

CHM 127General Chemistry II Laboratory

1

Social Science or TALA course at or above 200-level

4

Five credits of Elective

5

Total Credit Hours:17

Year Two - Second Semester

BIO 272Statistics for the Biological Sciences(RLA)

4

BIO 314General Microbiology(RLA)

4

CHM 250Organic Chemistry I(LP)(SW)(STEM)

5

Social Science or TALA course at or above 200-level

4

Total Credit Hours:17

Year Three - First Semester

MLS 305Clinical Hematology(RNL)

4

MLS 325/BIO 325Diagnostic Molecular Biology(RLA)

4

MLS 315Clinical Laboratory Chemistry(RNL)

4

MLS 335Clinical Microbiology(RNL)

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Year Three - Second Semester

CHM 240Analytical Chemistry(LP)(SW)(STEM)

4

MLS 345Immunohematology(RNL)

4

MLS 355Immunology/Serology(RNL)

4

MLS 365Parasitology/Mycology/Virology(RNL)

3

MLS 375Urinalysis/Body Fluids(RNL)

2

Total Credit Hours:17

Year Four - First Semester

MLS 385Laboratory Operations and Management(RNL)

3

MLS 410Clinical Training: Microbiology/Parisitology/Mycology(RNL)

4.5

MLS 420Clinical Training: Bloodbank(RNL)

4.5

MLS 430Clinical Training: Immunology/Serology(RNL)

1.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Year Four - Second Semester

MLS 395ASCP Comprehensive Review(RNL)

3

MLS 440Clinical Training: Hematology/Coagulation(RNL)

5

MLS 450Clinical Training: Chemistry(RNL)

4

MLS 460Clinical Training: Urinalysis/Body Fluids(RNL)

1.5

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Total Credit Hours: 128

Honors

To graduate with honors a student must have a minimum of a 3.5 grade point average in courses in the major and a 3.5 cumulative grade point average. In addition, a student must complete an Independent Study honors thesis in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS 594) under the supervision of a Medical Laboratory Science faculty member.