School of Natural Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Laboratory Science (Bachelor of Science)

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Laboratory Science is aimed at quality performance of clinical laboratory procedures on biological samples from patients. The results of these procedures provide important patient data that aid the physician in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.  Medical decisions are often based upon the test results produced by the work of a Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Medical Laboratory Scientist.

The Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Laboratory Science curriculum offered at IU Southeast is provided in partnership with Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.  The degree provides a broadly based prerequisite background including specific chemistry, mathematics, and biological science requirements, as well as the opportunity to select courses from the liberal arts.  The student takes the first two pre-professional years at IU Southeast and the remaining credits of the professional curriculum at Bellarmine University.  Upon completion, the student receives an Indiana University degree.  The curriculum of the Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Laboratory Science program is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science. 

Non–Indiana University tuition is required for the professional hours at Bellarmine University. However, this cost is not significantly different from the cost of moving and living in Indianapolis for a year combined with the in-state tuition at IUPUI. Any student who is interested in the IU Southeast Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Laboratory Science Program should contact the School of Natural Sciences at (812) 941-2284.

Degree Requirements

Degree Program Admission Requirements

The allied health sciences programs in medical laboratory science will consider all eligible students for admission to the integrated programs offered at Bellarmine University in Louisville. Pre–allied health students interested in the program are advised that admission into the professional program is not guaranteed. Students must apply for admission to the professional program at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.

Applicants to the professional program are considered on their own merits without bias concerning sex, color, or creed.  (Note:  admission to Indiana University Southeast does not automatically admit a student into the Medical Laboratory Program at Bellarmine University.)

Admission Requirements

  • 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 4.0 scale.
  • A minimum grade of a C in all required courses.
  • Official transcripts for all college course work.
  • An application for admissions to the Medical Laboratory Science degree program at Bellarmine University.  See Bellarmine University website.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Personal statement.
  • A personal interview, if requested, by the Medical Laboratory Science Admissions Committee.

Suggested First-Year Program (Classes with "GE" next to them may also count as General Education Courses.)

First Semester Credits
Biology L101 or L102 GE 5
Chemistry C105-C125 GE 5
Written Communication W 131 GE                             3
Mathematics M122 GE 3
Total 16


Second Semester Credits
Biology L102 or L101 GE 5
Chemistry C106-C126 5
Oral Communication Speech S121 GE                          3
First Year Seminar COAS-S 104 GE 1
Total 14


Summer Semesters Credits
Written Communication II W231, W234, or W290 GE    3
Ethical Reasoning or Diversity GE 3
Molecular Biology BIOL-L 211 3
Arts or Humanities GE 3
Social/Behavioral Science GE 3
Total 15

Suggested Second-Year Program (Classes with "GE" next to them may also count as General Education Courses.)

First Semester Credits
Microbiology M310-M315 5
Chemistry C341 3
Immunology BIOL-K 312                             3
Genetics BIOL-L 311/L319 6
Total 17


Second Semester Credits
Cell Biology L312-L313                                              6
Statistics MATH-K 300 3
Chemistry C342 3
General Education Requirement (choose from Arts, Humanities, or Social Science 3
Total 15

Professional Program Requirements (taken at Bellarmine University)

The last semesters of the degree plan are completed at Bellarmine University. Credit earned is posted as transfer credit on the IU Southeast transcript.

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