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2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
2021-2022 University Catalog

Medical Laboratory Sciences, BS


About the Program

Medical Laboratory Science is a branch of health sciences concerned with the performance and analysis of clinical tests on patient tissues, blood and other body fluids. These disease detectives play a critical role in the patient care team by providing vital information concerning the accurate diagnosis and treatment of disease. Working with doctors and nurses, individuals in this profession draw on their critical thinking skills daily to aid in the promotion of patient health and overall well-being.

School of Health Sciences Website

Medical Laboratory Sciences Major Change (CODO) Requirements  

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Course Requirements (94 credits)


Clinical Year (32 credits)


A cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 and a minimum science (CHM, BIOL, PHYS, MA) GPA of at least 2.75 is required to apply for admission into the clinical year.

Student must have at least 88 credits completed prior to the start of the clinical year.

(Course title and number of credits per course listed below vary by clinical location.)

  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Clinical Hematology
  • Clinical Immunohematology
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Clinical Serology
  • Clinical Urinalysis
  • Intro to Laboratory Education & Management
  • Special Topics

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (23-24 credits)


Electives (2-3 credits)


University Requirements


University Core Requirements


For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
  • Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
  • Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
  • Information Literacy (IL)
  • Oral Communication (OC)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  • Science #1 (SCI)
  • Science #2 (SCI)
  • Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
  • Written Communication (WC)

Civics Literacy Proficiency Requirement:


The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.

Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:

  • Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Earning a passing grade for one of these approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)

For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency website.



Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


Program Requirements


16-17 Credits


15 Credits


14 Credits


14 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


13-14 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


14-15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • HSCI Clinical Courses - 10000-59999 - Credit Hours: 16.00

16 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • HSCI Clinical Courses - 10000-59999 - Credit Hours: 16.00

16 Credits


Notes


  • A student may elect the Pass/Not-Pass grading option for elective courses only, unless an academic unit requires that a specific departmental course/s be taken Pass/Not-Pass.  Students may elect to take University Core Curriculum courses Pass / Not-Pass; however, some major Plans of Study require courses that also fulfill UCC foundational outcomes.  In such cases, students may not elect the Pass/Not-Pass option.  A maximum of 24 credits of elective courses under the Pass/Not-pass grading option can be used toward graduation requirements. For further information, students should refer to the College of Health and Human Sciences Pass / Not-Pass Policy.
  • Most Medical Laboratory Sciences students graduate in August.
  • Clinical year includes coursework in Chemistry, Hematology, Serology, Immunohematology, Microbiology, Urinalysis, and special topics such as: Laboratory Management, Parasitology, etc. The course titles and credits may vary depending on the affiliate site, but will adhere to the overall total of 32 credits at the 40000 level.
  • An Ethics course (such as PHIL 11100 Ethics or PHIL 27000 Environmental Ethics) is highly recommended for elective credit.
  • Students must complete 32 credit hours of Purdue coursework at the 30000 level of higher for graduation.
  • 3 years plus 1 year clinical (application required for clinical).
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 and a minimum science (CHM, BIOL, PHYS, MA) GPA of at least 2.75 is required for admission into the clinical year.
  • 2.0 GPA required for graduation

World Language Courses


World Language proficiency requirements vary by program. The following list is inclusive of all world languages PWL offers for credit; for acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor.

ASL-American Sign Language ARAB-Arabic CHNS-Chinese FR-French
GER-German GREK-Greek (Ancient) HEBR-Hebrew (Biblical) HEBR-Hebrew (modern)
ITAL-Italian JPNS-Japanese KOR-Korean LATN-Latin
PTGS-Portuguese RUSS-Russian SPAN-Spanish  

 

 
 
 

 

 

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 

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