Medical Laboratory Sciences Program | Department of Biological Sciences

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Medical Laboratory Sciences Program

Medical Laboratory Sciences, BSMLS

The Department of Biological Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences in affiliation with the following schools of clinical laboratory science:

  • Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
  • Scott and White, Temple
  • Tarleton State University at All Saints Hospital, Fort Worth
  • The Methodist Hospital, Houston
  • United Regional Medical Health Care System (School of Medical Technology), Wichita Falls

Students complete a minimum of 88 semester hours at UNT prior to entering clinical training. Then students must enroll in a minimum of 12 months of clinical training (for a minimum of 32 semester hours) at any hospital or university laboratory approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Upon graduation, students are eligible to take national examinations given by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Certification (ASCPBOC).

Coursework includes the study of:

  • amino acids, carbohydrates, enzymes, proteins and vitamins in humans
  • bacteria and disease
  • the immune system
  • organic chemistry
  • scientific methods for analyzing chemical reactions
  • the structure and function of cells, tissues and organ systems in animals and humans
  • animal parasites
  • genetics
  • techniques for examining cells and body fluids under a microscope
  • management
  • technical writing
  • statistics

View the Medical Laboratory Sciences major web brochure.

THECB Marketable Skills

1. Oral and written communication

2. Quantitative data analysis

3. Plan, organize, and prioritize work

4. Operate modern clinical instrumentation

5. In-depth knowledge of clinical scienc

Learn more about specific degree requirements for the BS in Medical Laboratory Sciences in the undergraduate catalog.

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