May 26, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Bulletin

Pre-Medical Laboratory Scientist


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Students interested in medical laboratory scientist (MLS) training must complete specific coursework as part of their USI Biology or Biochemistry major. The medical laboratory scientist curriculum (formerly known as medical technology) consists of three years (approximately 100 hours) of pre-professional coursework at USI plus, upon competitive acceptance, one year (12 months) of professional coursework and clinical experience in an accredited MLS program. Upon acceptance into and successful completion of the professional year, the student is eligible to be awarded a baccalaureate degree from USI and is eligible to take the national American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) board exam. A student choosing not to apply to an MLS program or who is not admitted to the MLS program may complete a biology or biochemistry major for their baccalaureate degree.

Students who have completed a baccalaureate degree and premedical laboratory scientist prerequisites can apply to any accredited medical laboratory scientist program in the country. There are approximately five in Indiana. The University has an affiliation with Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Indiana, and Owensboro Mercy Health System, Owensboro, Kentucky.

For questions about pre-medical laboratory scientist preparation, contact the Biology department.

Additional Requirements


Plus approximately 32 hours of accredited medical laboratory scientist courses. Students must complete Core 39 requirements for graduation.

Elective Courses


Sufficient courses to meet requirements for graduation.

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