Medical Laboratory Science

To become a certified medical laboratory scientist, students take three years of courses in biology, chemistry and mathematics at Bluffton. Then, for the fourth year (12 months) students take courses at Ohio Northern University, which administers the West Central Ohio Medical Laboratory Science Program (WCOMLS), and do clinical rotations in affiliated hospital laboratories. WCOMLS is the only nationally accredited MLS program run by a private school in the state of Ohio. After completing the coursework, students will sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification Exam. 
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Major

BIO 230 Human Anatomy & Physiology 1 (4)
BIO 231 Human Anatomy & Physiology 2 (4)
BIO 301 Microbiology (4)
BIO 303 Genetics (4)
BIO 315 Immunology (3)
BIO 335 Cell Biology (4)
BUS 284 General Statistics (3)
CEM 121 General Inorganic Chemistry 1 (5)
CEM 122 General Inorganic Chemistry 2 (5)
CEM 221 Organic Chemistry 1 (4)
CEM 222 Organic Chemistry 2 (4)
CEM 341 Biochemistry (3)

Courses offered through West Central Ohio Medical Laboratory Science Program (WCOMLS) at Ohio Northern University:
MLS 4601 Foundations of MLS (3)
MLS 4611 Professional Practice & Development (3)
MLS 4621 Biological Fluids (4)
MLS 4641 Hematology & Hemostasis (4)
MLS 4651 Blood Banking & Transfusion Science (4)
MLS 4661 Medical Chemistry (4)
MLS 4691 Medical Hematology Practicum (4)
MLS 4701 Blood Bank Practicum (4)
MLS 4711 Medical Chemistry Practicum (3)
MLS 4721 Medical Microbiology Practicum (4)
MLS 4921 Capstone Experience (1)
MLS 4941 Capstone Seminar (1)
BIOL 3201 Immunology Laboratory (1)
BIOL 4961 Clinical Microbiology Laboratory (1)

MLS Enrichment Course (one of the following):
BIOL 3231 Introduction to Virology (3)
BIOL 3251 Pharmacology (3)
BIOL 3621 Parasitology (3)
BIOL 3921 Practical Toxicology (3)
PLSC 2601 Health Policy (3)

April 2020

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