To help with your academic planning in preparation for the MLS Program, you may reference the MLS Program’s current Four-Year Academic Plan (for UIS students). This plan is provided as a supplement to your interactions with your Academic Advisor. Please consult the MLS Academic Advisor for assistance with academic planning.

MLS Pre-Professional Phase

Fall – Year 1

  • ENG 101: Composition I (3 Hrs)
  • Freshman Seminar (3 Hrs)
  • BIO 141: General Biology I (4)
  • CHE 141: General Chemistry I (4)

Spring – Year 1

  • ENG 102: Composition II (3 Hrs)
  • HUM: Comparative Societies (3 Hrs)
  • BIO 142: General Biology II (4 Hrs)
    • other courses may satisfy this requirement, consult MLS Academic Advisor for options
  • CHE 142: General Chemistry II (4 Hrs)

Fall – Year 2

  • MAT 111 or MAT 115 (3-4 Hrs)
  • CHE 267: Organic Chemistry I (3 Hrs)
  • CHE 268: Organic Chemistry I Lab (1 Hr)
  • BIO 231 and 232: Applied Microbiology with lab (4 Hrs) or BIO 495: General Microbiology (4 Hrs)
  • Social Behavioral Science (3 Hrs)

Spring – Year 2

  • MAT 121: Applied Statistics (3 Hrs)
  • COM 112: Oral Communications (3 Hrs)
  • HUM: Visual Art/Creative/Performing Art (3 Hrs)
  • Social Behavioral Science (3 Hrs)
  • Social Behavioral Science (3 Hrs)

MLS Professional Phase

Fall – Year 3

  • MLS 301: Foundations in Medical Laboratory Science (1 Hr)
  • MLS 311: Laboratory Operations (2 Hrs)
  • MLS 341: Physiologic Processes (3 Hrs)
  • MLS 382: Hematology I (3 Hrs)
  • MLS 448: Introduction to Immunology (3 Hrs)
  • MLS 449: Introductory Immunology Lab (1 Hrs)
  • UNI 301: ECCE – Speaker Series (1 Hr)

Spring – Year 3

  • MLS 384: Clinical Chemistry I (4 Hrs)
  • MLS 383: Medical Microbiology I (4 Hrs)
  • MLS 442: Hematology II (4 Hrs)
  • MLS 468: Immunohematology (4 Hrs)

Summer – Year 3

  • MLS 444: Clinical Chemistry II (3 Hrs)
  • MLS 443: Medical Microbiology II (3 Hrs)
  • MLS 331: Evidence Based Inquiry (2 Hrs)

Fall – Year 4

  • MLS 477: Molecular Diagnostics (2 Hrs)
  • MLS 497: Senior Seminar I (2 Hrs)
  • Online U.S. Communities or Global Awareness ECCE (3 Hrs)
    • consult MLS Academic Advisor for options
  • MLS 487: ECCE – Practicum I (6 Hrs)

Spring – Year 4

  • MLS 481: Education and Management (2 Hrs)
  • MLS 498: Senior Seminar II (2 Hrs)
  • MLS 496: Special Topics Practicum (2 Hrs)
  • MLS 488: ECCE – Practicum II (6 Hrs)