Accelerated Degree Requirements
The accelerated second-degree program is available to students who have already earned a baccalaureate degree and who have completed the required prerequisites.
The Department of Medical Laboratory Science also offers a visiting student program, a medical sciences track for students interested in medical school and an accelerated second-degree option for those who already have a bachelor’s degree. For information about any of the curriculum options, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502.272.8357.
- Complete and sign the Accelerated MLS application.
- Submit $25 application fee (unless a Bellarmine alumni/a).
- Candidates must hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
- A minimum science-math grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0scale.
- Two letters of recommendation (included in application packet). In general, recommendations from persons who are able to evaluate either academic or professional potential are the most valuable.
- Personal statement explaining why you would like to be a Medical Laboratory Scientist.
- Successful completion of required prerequisite courses for the Medical Laboratory Science program. Prerequisite course(s) may be taken at Bellarmine University.
- If your undergraduate degree is from an international institution, you were born outside the United States, or English is your second language, you will be required to submit an official TOEFLiBT (internet-based test) score and receive a total score of 83 or higher and a 26 or higher on the speaking test. We will also consider an equivalent score on the IEL TS or MEL AB tests. The Admission, Progression and Graduation Committee reserves the right to require a TOEFL score from any applicant.
- A personal interview, if requested by the MLS Admission, Progression and Graduation Committee.
- Final official transcript(s) from each college or university attended should be mailed to the Office of Graduate Admission and not be marked “Issued to Student”.
- If any transcripts or undergraduate degree(s) are from an international institution you must provide an official copy of a third party course by course credential evaluation. The following organizations offer this service and information regarding processes and fees available at: www.aacrao.org, www.wes.org and www.ece.org. The Office of Graduate Admission reserves the right to request a certified copy of the original transcript(s).
- 12 credit hrs of Biology, including at least 4 credit hrs at 200-level or higher; immunology is strongly recommended
- 12 credit hrs of Chemistry, including organic or biochemistry
- 3 credit hrs of Math, Precalculus or calculus
- 3 credit hrs of Ethics (medical ethics does not fulfill this requirement)
- 3 credit hrs of Social Science
The Curriculum Year 1 Fall
Year 1 Spring
- MDLS 301 Orientation to MLS (1)
- MDLS 315 Hematology (3)
- MDLS 316 Hematology Laboratory (2)
- MDLS 317 Hematopathology (3)
- MDLS 445 Clinical Chemistry I (3)
- MDLS 446 Clinical Chemistry Laboratory (1)
- MDLS 447 Clinical Chemistry II (3)
- MDLS 423 Molecular Techniques (3)
Year 1 Summer
- MDLS 430 Seminar II (1)
- MDLS 325 Medical Microbiology (3)
- MDLS 326 Medical Microbiology Laboratory (3)
- MDLS 327 Mycology, Virology, Parasitolgy (4)
- MDLS 328 Immunohematology (3)
- MDLS 329 Immunohematology Lab (3)
Year 2 Fall
- MDLS 440 Seminar III (1)
- MDLS 435 Leadership and Management (3)
- MDLS 336 Body Fluids (3)
- MDLS 437 Clinical/Molecular Immunology (3)
- MDLS 438 Clinical/Molecular Immunology Lab (1)
- ThEO 200 Ultimate Questions (3)
- MDLS 480 Capstone Project (2)
- MDLS 485 Internship (14)
- MDLS 486 Comprehensive Exam (1)
- MDLS 424 Molecular Diagnostics (3)
Essential Functions for Admission and Retention
Since a degree in Medical Laboratory Science attests to the mastery of knowledge and skills, graduates must possess the essential knowledge and skills to function in a broad variety of clinical situations and render a wide spectrum of patient care in a safe and effective manner. Learn more here.
Program Start Dates
Fall and Spring
Medical Laboratory Science Program Accreditation
The Bachelor of Health Science in Medical Laboratory Science is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science, 8410 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 670, Chicago, IL 60631-3415. Telephone: 773.714.8880; Fax: 773.714.8886; email@example.com.