Bachelor's curriculum

Variable credit is offered in consideration of the differing academic backgrounds of entering students. Semester hours given for each course are those required of the traditional student with no previous clinical training. The official undergraduate MLS curriculum is available in the VCU Bulletin.

Junior Year

CourseTitleHours
CLLS 301 - 302Hemtology7.5
CLLS 304Urine and Body Fluid Analysis2.0
CLLS 306Immunohematology4.5
CLLS 307Introduction to Pathogenic Microbiology3.0
CLLS 308Pathogenic Bacteriology5.0
CLLS 310Clinical Immunology4.5
CLLS 311Clinical Chemistry and Instrumentation I5.0
CLLS 312Clinical Chemistry and Instrumentation II5.0

Summer Session

CourseTitleHours
CLLS 337Clinical Education1.0

Senior Year

CourseTitleHours
CLLS 407Interpretive Immunohematology2.5
CLLS 408Advanced Microbiology2.0
CLLS 409Interpretive Hematology2.0
CLLS 410Advanced Clinical Chemistry and Instrumentation2.0
CLLS 411Principles of Education/Management3.0
CLLS 412Senior Seminar1.0
CLLS 415Special Topics in Clinical Laboratory Sciences (optional)1-6
CLLS 483Biochemistry Practicum3.0
CLLS 485Hematology Practicum3.0
CLLS 493Clinical Microbiology Practicum3.0
CLLS 494Miscellaneous Clinical Practicum3.0
CLLS 496Blood Bank Practicum3.0
CLLS 438Research Paper (optional)1.0

Upon completion of prerequisite courses and the prescribed curriculum listed above, graduates of the Medical Laboratory Sciences program, will have fulfilled the general education requirements of VCU.

For Students with an Associate Degree in Laboratory Science

MLS credit may be granted for upper level course requirements through challenge examinations or exemptions based on documented competencies, depending upon a student's past academic performance in previous course work and clinical experience. Click here for detailed guidelines.

MLTs (CLTs) who meet the exemption eligibility requirements for the junior level laboratory portions of the curriculum may take the program on-line.