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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

Course # | Course Title | (Title Credits Completed)

Year 1 (FALL)

  • AFC 1001 | Academic Foundations at Centenary I | (4)
  • BIO 1150 | General Biology I (Cat. V Core) | (4)
  • CHM 1100 | General Chemistry I | (4)
  • MTH 1600 | Pre-Calculus** (Cat. II Core) | (4)

Year 1 (SPRING)

  • BIO 1160 | General Biology II | (4)
  • CHM 1110 | General Chemistry II | (4)
  • MTH 2151 | Calculus I | (4)
  • WRI 1001/2 | Composition and Rhetoric | (4)

Year 2 (FALL)

  • BIO 2200 |Anatomy & Physiology I | (4)
  • CAT IV | Social and Behavioral Sciences | (4)
  • CHM 2050 | Organic Chemistry I | (4)
  • MTH 1501 | Statistics I | (4)

Year 2 (SPRING)

  • BIO 2210 | Anatomy & Physiology II | (4)
  • CAT III | Bioethics (Arts, Humanities: Rel; Phil; World History) | (4)
  • CHM 2060 | Organic Chemistry II | (4)
  • MTH 1502 | Statistics II | (4)

Year 3 (FALL)

  • BIO 3500 | Microbiology | (4)
  • BIO 3300 | Cellular and Molecular Biology | (4)
  • CAT. III | Art and Humanities: Fine Arts | (4)
  • CHM 4200 | Biochemistry | (4)

Year 3 (SPRING)

  • BIO 3100 | Genetics | (4)
  • BIO 3400 | Immunology | (4)
  • CAT III | Arts and Humanities: Literature | (4)
  • CAT VI | Democratic/Global Citizenship | (4)

Year 3 (SUMMER)

  • MLS 2000 || Basic Laboratory Operations | (2)
  • MLS 2200 | Hematology I | (3)
  • MLS 2100 | Body Fluids | (1)
  • MLS 2300 | Clinical Chemistry I | (4)
  • MLS 2400 | Clinical Immunology | (2)

Year 4 (FALL)

  • MLS 4500 | Clinical Microbiology | (6)
  • MLS 2450 | Immunohematology I | (3)
  • MLS 4300 | Clinical Chemistry II | (3)
  • MLS 4200 | Hematology II | (3)

Year 4 (SPRING)

  • MLS 4010 | Topics in Medical Laboratory Science | (2)
  • MLS 4000 | Laboratory Stats, Management and Edu. | (2)
  • MLS 4600 | Intro to Molecular Diagnostics | (2)
  • MLS 4450 | Immunohematology II| (2)
  • CLS 4020 | Clinical Practice in Hematology and Urinalysis| (2)
  • CLS 4030 | Clinical Practice in Chemistry| (1)
  • CLS 4040 | Clinical Practice in Immunohematology and Immunology| (2)
  • CLS 4050 | Clinical Practice in Microbiology| (2)

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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.