2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 15, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived]

Biology with Specialization in Medical Laboratory Science Major (3-plus-1 Program)

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(46-47 credits plus 32-34 credits from hospital internship)

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Learning Outcomes  

This program is specialized for those who want to work in medical laboratories. Students will pair a thorough grounding in biology with training in a broad range of medical laboratory work including blood chemistry, urinalysis, blood cross-matching and typing, hematology, and microbiology.

Choose one from the following (3-4 credits):


Completion of required courses does not guarantee admission to the fourth year clinical courses. To be eligible for enrollment in these courses, a student must:

  1. Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale when applying for the clinical year.
  2. Gain acceptance into an affiliate hospital program. In general, acceptance is based on academic performance, letters of recommendation, and a personal interview. Each clinical program has an admissions committee that is responsible for decisions regarding acceptance to the program.

Fourth-year students accepted to the clinical courses register as full-time ISU students and, upon successful completion of the 12-month program, receive the 32-34 credit hours that are required for completion of the bachelor of science degree.

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This program has the following minimum GPA requirements: 2.00 overall GPA; 2.20 in all Major required course work.

Fall 2nd Year

Fall 3rd Year

Spring 3rd Year

Spring 4th Year

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