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Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) to Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Completion

The Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) to Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) route offers the opportunity for a trained MLT to earn a Bachelor of Science in MLS. This track is open to individuals who have an associate degree in Medical Laboratory Technology and/or are a certified MLT through the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) or equivalent certifying agency.

Students are able to complete required courses at their own pace while attending to their work and personal life commitments. The required coursework provides students with a solid educational background through completion of the Campuswide General Education curriculum, foundational science courses, and advanced courses in the MLS curriculum. Students also have the ability to attend a specialized clinical rotation, if desired. 

This opportunity allows students to customize their learning experience and take courses that will support their personal and professional goals. Students work with the program director and advising to create an academic plan.

All other students should refer to the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science.

Program Outcomes

In order to fulfill the requirements of a Medical Laboratory Science, MLT to MLS Completion Track, graduates will:

  • Synthesize the fundamental biological sciences necessary for integration into clinical laboratory diagnostics.
  • Have entry-level professional knowledge in the most common areas of the clinical lab, including Hematology, Clinical Chemistry, Urinalyses, Clinical Microbiology, Immunology, and Blood banking.
  • Understand the professional, ethical, and practical responsibilities of laboratorians in the interdisciplinary health care team.
  • Be prepared to sit for the national certification exam offered through the American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP BOC) or an equivalent certifying agency.

NAACLS Accreditation 

The IU South Bend Clinical Laboratory Science program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), which allows all students who graduate from this program to sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP BOC) MLS certification exam and/or the American Medical Technology (AMT) MLS certification exam. 

Degree Requirements (63cr.)
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Students receiving the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science, through the MLT to MLS completion track, must have a total of 120 credit hours between courses completed at IU South Bend and transfer credits. The student must successfully complete 30 credit hours of 300–level or above at the IU South Bend campus.

Students who have completed an Associate degree in Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) will automatically have 46 credits transfer toward the 120 credit requirement in recognition of completing an MLT curriculum.

  • ENG-W 131 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry I
    fulfills the Fundamental Literacies: Writing requirement 
  • SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking
    fulfills the Fundamental Literacies: Oral Communication | requirement 

  • All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise noted.

Science Requirements (26 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 101 Introduction to Biological Sciences 1 (5 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 102 Introduction to Biological Sciences 2 (5 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 211 Molecular Biology
  • 3-credit 300–level or above Biology course
  • CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II
  • CHEM-C 125 Experimental Chemistry I (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 126 Experimental Chemistry II (2 cr.)

Major Requirements (15-17 cr.)
  • CLS-B 399 Human Behavior and Social Institutions
    VT: Clinical Laboratory Management
  • CLS-C 415 Clinical Molecular Diagnostics and Special Chemistry
  • CLS-C 417 Advanced Hematology and Cancer
  • CLS-E 406 Supplemental Externship (1-2 cr.) 
  • CLS-I 411 Clinical Immunodiagnostics
  • CLS-M 413 Advanced Clinical Microbiology

Additional Requirements
  • Additional 300–level (or above) courses to fulfill the 30 credit hours requirement
  • Additional courses to fulfill the 120 credit hour degree requirement. Courses may be completed at IU South Bend, or transferred in

Academic Bulletins

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2023-2024 Campus Bulletin
2022-2023 Campus Bulletin
2021-2022 Campus Bulletin
2020-2021 Campus Bulletin
2019-2020 Campus Bulletin
2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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