Pre-clinical Studies

The First Three Years of Undergraduate Study Include:

  • 37 credits of general education courses

  • 26 credits of cognate sciences

  • 14 credits of medical laboratory science courses. 

Program option feature directed elective coursework selected in consultation with the faculty advisor according to the student's career goals and interest. 

The pre-clinical studies requirements are:

  • Andrews Core Experience (ACE) requirements (32 Credits)

    • Directed Electives

    • Arts & Humanities (3 credits)

    • Language/Communication (9 credits)

    • Social Science (3 credits)

    • Mathematics (3 credits)

    • PE/Wellness (2 credits)

      • (HLED120 plus one activity course)

    • Religion (12 credits)

      • (or one course per year of residence)

  • Cognate Science Requirements (32 Credits)

             16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of biological science. Select from (or equivalent courses):

  • BIOL 165 - Foundations of Biology Credits: 4,5
  • BIOL 166 - Foundations of Biology Credits: 4,5
  • Or  BIOL 221 - Anatomy and Physiology I Credits: 4
  • Or  BIOL 222 - Anatomy and Physiology II Credits: 4
  • Or MLSC 320 - Fundamentals of Immunology Credits: 3
  • Or Other upper division biology courses chosen in consultation with academic advisor or approved by Program Director.

           16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of of chemistry (with at least one semester in organic or biochemistry).
           Select from (or equivalent courses):

  • CHEM 131 - General Chemistry I Credits: 4
  • CHEM 132 - General Chemistry II Credits: 4
  • CHEM 231 - Organic Chemistry I Credits: 3
  • CHEM 232 - Organic Chemistry II Credits: 3
  • CHEM 241 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I Credits: 1
  • CHEM 242 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II Credits: 1
  • Or  BCHM 421 - Biochemistry I Credits: 4
  • Or Other chemistry courses chosen in consultation with academic advisor or approved by Program Director.

 

  • Major Prerequisites (11 Credits)

    • MLSC105, 110, 210, 230, 240, 350

  • Directed Electives (5-8 Credits)

Students select courses in consultation with and by the consent of their advisors in a planned program to enhance professional preparation. 

Courses are chosen from biology, business, chemistry, computer science, electronics, and education. 

Pre-medical/pre-dental students must include: PHYS141, 142 General Physics (8 credits).

A Typical Pre-Clinical Studies (BSMLS) Curriculum Follows:


Freshman Year -- 1st Semester

BIOL 165 Foundations of Biology I 5 CR
ENGL 115 College Writing I 3 CR
STAT 285 or MATH 168 Elementary Statistics or Pre-Calculus 3 CR or 4 CR
MLSC 105 Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science 1 CR
RELT 100 God and Human Life 3 CR

Freshman year -- 2nd Semester

BIOL 166 or Other BIOL Foundations of Biology II or other upper division biology course* 5 CR
MLSC 110 Medical Terminology 1 CR
COMM 104 Communications Skills  3 CR
HIST 118  Civilization & Ideas II  3 CR
PSYC 101 Intro to Psychology 3 CR
HLED 120 Fit for Life 1 CR

* Pre-meds and pre-dents must take BIOL166. Contact the MLS Department for a MLS/Pre-med/Pre-dent Curriculum.

 

Sophomore Year -- 1st Semester

CHEM 131  General Chemistry I & Lab 4 CR
MLSC 350  Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry  3 CR
RELT 225 Doctrines of the Adventist Faith 3 CR
MLSC 320  Fundamentals of Immunology  3 CR
DIR ELECT Directed Elective 3 CR

Sophomore Year -- 2nd Semester

CHEM 132 General Chemistry II & Lab 4 CR
MLSC 210 Fundamentals of Hematology & Hemostasis & Lab 2 CR
MLSC 240 Fundamentals of Immunohematology & Lab 1 CR
FTES Choose ANY activity course 1 CR
RELT 250 Spirituality & Faith 3 CR
DIR ELECT Directed Elective 4-5 CR

 

Junior Year -- 1st Semester

CHEM231 Organic Chemistry I  3 CR
CHEM241  Organic Chemistry I Lab  1 CR
BIOL 464 Systems Physiology & Lab 4 CR
MLSC 350 Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry 3 CR
ENGL 215 College Writting II 3 CR
DIR ELECT Directed Elective 4 CR

Junior Year -- 2nd Semester

CHEM232 Organic Chemistry II 3 CR
CHEM242 Organic Chemistry II LAB 1 CR
MLSC230 Fundamentals of Clinical Microbiology & Lab 3 CR
PBHL440 Fund. of Spirituality & Ethics in Healthcare 3 CR
MLSC 380 (DIR ELECT) Pathophysiology for Health Professions 3 CR
DIR ELECT Directed Elective 3 CR

The pre-clinical studies program is followed by the Clinical Year Program.

Qualified applicants must submit a written application in order to advance into the Clinical Year Program (Senior year).

Refer to Admissions and Applications.

Note: Students applying to the Clinical Year Program as guest students (see Guest Student Senior Clinical Year Program) must complete the first three years of pre-clinical coursework at their home university/college. Degree requirements may vary from those of Andrews University.

Clinical Year Application