Medical Laboratory Sciences Program | Department of Biological Sciences

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:

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).

Comanche County Memorial Hospital (School of Medical Technology) Lawton, OK

Baylor Scott and White, Temple

Tarleton State University at All Saints Hospital, Fort Worth

Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston

United Regional Medical Health Care System (School of Medical Technology)

Parkview School of Medical Laboratory Science, Pueblo, CO

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.