Keiser University

Medical Laboratory Science, BS

Keiser University

This program is available in the following campuses:

Fort Lauderdale Online Division

Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science is a degree completion program for Medical Laboratory Technicians. The program prepares students for work as Medical Laboratory Scientists. Graduates will possess the skills to perform laboratory tests in accordance with standardized laboratory practices in clinical chemistry, hematology, urinalysis, clinical microbiology, immunohematology, molecular diagnostics, and serology/immunology.

Graduates will be eligible to sit for the American Medical Technologists (AMT) Medical Technologist credentialing examination and the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB) Medical Technologist credentialing examination.

Program Goals

The following goals are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its goals:

  • To develop the student’s ability to perform standardized laboratory tests
  • To develop the student’s ability to think critically and communicate effectively
  • To prepare students for employment in clinical laboratories, reference laboratories and physician’s offices as Medical Laboratory Scientists

Prerequisites for Upper Division Courses

General Chemistry 3.0 credit hours
General Chemistry Laboratory 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Chemistry 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Chemistry Laboratory 3.0 credit hours
College Algebra OR 3.0 credit hours
College Math 3.0 credit hours

Program Outline

To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science, students must earn 60 upper division credit hours.  All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher to proceed successfully through the program. Program requirements are as follows:

Upper Division Medical Laboratory Science Major Courses (42 credit hours)
Molecular Diagnostics 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Clinical Chemistry 3.0 credit hours
Clinical Microscopy 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Microbiology 3.0 credit hours
Parasitology/Mycology 3.0 credit hours
Clinical Immunology 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Immunohematology 3.0 credit hours
Hematology/Hemostasis 3.0 credit hours
Health Law & Ethics 3.0 credit hours
Laboratory Management & Education 3.0 credit hours
Research Methods in Healthcare 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Practicum Technique I and Lab 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Practicum Technique II and Lab 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Practicum Technique III and Lab 3.0 credit hours
Upper Division General Education Requirements (18 credit hours)
Elements of Organic Chemistry 3.0 credit hours
Fundamentals of Biochemistry 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Genetics 3.0 credit hours
Statistical Methods for Healthcare 3.0 credit hours
Interpersonal Communication for Professionals 3.0 credit hours
Professional Writing 3.0 credit hours

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