If you choose to major in Medical Laboratory Science, you must pursue a minimum of three years at USF prior to entering the clinical year in a hospital’s accredited school of Medical Laboratory Science. College credit equivalent to one full calendar year in a hospital’s accredited program (34 semester hours) will be granted to students who successfully complete the professional (clinical) year’s program. A Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science from USF will then be conferred provided all other course requirements have been satisfied.

Some students elect to complete a four-year major in Biology or Chemistry at USF before applying for the professional year of experience. USF has an affiliation agreement with Sanford Health; however, students may elect to attend any other accredited professional program if successful in gaining admission.


Complete the following courses.

  • - General Biology (4 s.h.)
  • - Genetics (4 s.h.)
  • - Biology of Microorganisms (4 s.h.)
  • - Human Anatomy (4 s.h.)
  • - Human Physiology (4 s.h.)
  • - Immunology (4 s.h.)
  • - General Chemistry I (4 s.h.)
  • - General Chemistry II (4 s.h.)
  • - Organic Chemistry I (4 s.h.)
  • - Biochemistry (4 s.h.)
  • - Statistics (3 s.h.)
  • - Introductory College Physics (4 s.h.) or
    • - University Physics (4 s.h.)
  • - Introductory College Physics (4 s.h.) or
    • - University Physics (4 s.h.)


Complete two semesters of colloquium during the junior year, one presentation required.

  • - Science Colloquium (0-1 s.h.)


The following courses are recommended, but not required.

  • - General Zoology (4 s.h.)
  • - Cell Biology (4 s.h.)
  • - Organic Chemistry II (4 s.h.)
  • - Quantitative Analysis (4 s.h.)

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