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Program Description

Put your love for science to work with a career in Medical Laboratory Science—one of the nation’s fastest growing fields.

A Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science from Centenary University will prepare you for employment in hospitals, forensic labs, and industrial research facilities. Demand for trained professionals with hands-on experience in this field is skyrocketing. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor predicts that job opportunities will expand up to 13%, with 42,700 more jobs to fill by 2026.

Hot Field
Centenary University’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science is the only one of its kind in northwestern New Jersey. Our outstanding academic program and our location present great opportunities for student internships and careers. Centenary University partners with Atlantic Healthcare—one of the state’s largest employers in the industry with four hospitals and numerous laboratories in the area. You’ll complete your clinicals at labs boasting some of the world’s most cutting-edge technology. Plus, New Jersey is home to the largest concentration of biotechnology and pharmaceutical labs in the country.

Broad-Based Curriculum
Healthcare employers seek problem-solvers who can draw conclusions from a deep background in various scientific disciplines. At Centenary University, all of our science majors—including those specializing in Medical Laboratory Science—explore diverse fields including microbiology, immunology, genetics, chemistry, ecology, and more. In addition, an internship is part of every science major’s curriculum. Your degree in Medical Laboratory Science will provide you with the academic and experiential skills to hit the ground running in a career, right after graduation.

Courses

BS MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE

UNIVERSITY CORE REQUIREMENTS (36 CR)

CATEGORY I: CENTENARY UNIVERSITY FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE SEMINARS
AFC1001 ACAD. FOUND. CENT. I 4CR

CATEGORY II: WRITING (minimum of C-) AND MATHEMATICS
WRI1001 COMP & RHETORIC I –or-
WRI1002 COMP & RHETORIC II 4CR

*MTH1600 PRE-CALCULUS 4CR

CATEGORY III: ARTS, HUMANITIES & LITERATURE

ARTS 4CR

BIO4300 BIOETHICS 4CR

LITERATURE 4CR

CATEGORY IV: SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 4CR

CATEGORY V: LABORATORY SCIENCE
*BIO1150 GENERAL BIOLOGY I 4CR

CATEGORY VI: GLOBAL/DEMOCRATIC CITIZENSHIP 4CR

MEDICAL LAB SCIENCE MAJOR (48 CR)
BIO1160 GENERAL BIOLOGY II 4CR
*BIO2200 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I 4CR
BIO2210 ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II 4CR
BIO3100 GENETICS 4CR
BIO3500 MICROBIOLOGY 4CR
BIO3300 CELL. AND MOL. BIOLOGY 4CR
BIO3400 IMMUNOLOGY 4CR
*CHM1100 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 4CR
*CHM1110 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II 4CR
*CHM2050 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 4CR
*CHM2060 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 4CR
CHM4200 BIOCHEMISTRY 4CR

RELATED MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (12CR)
*MTH1501 STATISTICS I 4CR
MTH1502 STATISTICS II 4CR
*MTH2151 CALCULUS I 4CR

MLS CLINICAL REQUIREMENTS (42CR)
MLS 2000 Basic Laboratory Operations 2CR
MLS 4000 Lab. Stats, Management & Edu. 2CR
MLS 4010 Topics in Medical Lab. Science 1CR
MLS 2200 Hematology I 3CR
MLS 4200 Hematology II 3CR
MLS 2100 Body Fluids 1CR
MLS 2300 Clinical Chemistry I 4CR
MLS 4300 Clinical Chemistry II 3CR
MLS 2400 Clinical Immunology 2CR
MLS 4500 Clinical Microbiology 6CR
MLS 2450 Immunohematology I 3CR
MLS 4450 Immunohematology II 2CR
MLS 4600 Intro to Molecular Diagnostics 2CR
CLS 4020 Clinical Practice in Hematology, Urinalysis    2CR
CLS 4030 Clinical Practice in Chemistry 2CR
CLS 4040 Clinical Practice in Immunohematology and Immunology 2CR
CLS 4050 Clinical Practice in Microbiology 2CR

TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS: 96 + 42 = 138

Notes:
1. To earn a Bachelor degree, all graduates must successfully complete a minimum of 120 credit hours, major dependent.
2. Minimum of 32 credits must be taken at Centenary University.
3. All graduates must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above.
4. All graduates must have a minimum of 2.0 GPA in their major(s).
5. Courses that are special topic listed in the title, typically ending with a 99, are repeatable. Courses are counted multiple times and do not replace grades of the previous special topic course.
6. Credits can only be shared between the core and the major or core and minor requirements. Shared credits within the core requirements is not allowed.
7. * Must earn C or better

Financial Aid

Being able to pay for attending college is no easy task. Located in the Seay Building, the Office of Financial Aid offers assistance to you and your parents to ensure that you have the financial resources to focus on your education.