2019-2020 Catalog

Certificate in Medical Laboratory Science Program (4+1 Track)

Students enrolled in the certificate program (4+1 track) have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Prior to entering the final clinical year of the professional program, the student must complete specific prerequisite courses. The final clinical year is the same as the traditional (2+2 track) and the Western College Alliance (3+1 track) student experience. The 4+1 student earns a certificate in Medical Laboratory Science from the University of North Dakota upon successful completion of all courses and is eligible to complete the national certification exam. If a student wishes to earn a second baccalaureate degree in Medical Laboratory Science from the University of North Dakota, the student must also have completed coursework to meet the Essential Studies requirements.

Prerequisite Courses Credits

General Chemistry8
Organic Chemistry3
Biochemistry3
General Biology6
Microbiology3
Anatomy3
Physiology3
MLS 234Human Parasitology *2
MLS 301Immunology *3
MLS 325Hematology *3
MLS 325LHematology Laboratory **2
MLS 336Laboratory Calculations (Recommended) *1
MLS 340Molecular Diagnostics *2
MLS 394Medical Microbiology (Recommended) *2
Total Credits44

When a student is registered in 300 and 400 level MLS courses a specific MLS tuition is assessed.

Upon successful completion of the prerequisite coursework, the 4+1 student applies to the second year of the professional program (see BS MLS Professional Curriculum Year 2 previously listed). The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8, and no more than one D in any math or science course. Exceptions for acceptance and continuance may be made by petitioning the Department of Medical Laboratory Science Professional and Academic Standards Committee.

Upon successful completion of the 4+1 program of study, the student will earn a certificate in MLS from UND and will be eligible to complete the national certification examination and become a certified Medical Laboratory Scientist.

When a student is registered in 300 and 400 level MLS courses, a specific MLS tuition is assessed.

Categorical Certificate Training Program

The Medical Laboratory Science Categorical Certificate Training Program from the University of North Dakota provides advanced skills to baccalaureate prepared students, enabling them to work in high complexity clinical laboratories. The program includes four individual certificate categories: Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis; Hematology/Hemostasis; Immunohematology; and Microbiology.

Upon successful completion of one categorical category, the student is eligible to complete the ASCP (American Society of Clinical Pathology) national certification exam in the specific categorical area. If the student completes all four categorical categories, the student is eligible to complete the ASCP national certification medical laboratory science (MLS) exam.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the UND MLS Categorical Program(s), the student must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Have a minimum of 20 semester credit hours in the biological, chemical and/or medical sciences (these credits can be part of, or in addition to the B.S. degree)
  • Have the support of an accredited medical laboratory to facilitate the student’s clinical experience
Clinical Chemistry/Urinalysis
MLS 336Laboratory Calculations1
MLS 340Molecular Diagnostics2
MLS 460Laboratory Practice2
MLS 465Clinical Laboratory Management3
MLS 471Clinical Chemistry I2
MLS 474Clinical Urinalysis I2
MLS 481Clinical Chemistry II2
MLS 485Clinical Urinalysis II1
MLS 489Clinical Body Fluids1
MLS 491Clinical Chemistry III2
Total Credits18
Hematology/Hemostasis
MLS 325Hematology3
MLS 325LHematology Laboratory2
MLS 336Laboratory Calculations1
MLS 460Laboratory Practice2
MLS 465Clinical Laboratory Management3
MLS 473Clinical Hemostasis I2
MLS 479Clinical Hematology I2
MLS 483Clinical Hemostasis II1
MLS 488Clinical Hematology II2
MLS 489Clinical Body Fluids1
MLS 498Clinical Hematology III2
Total Credits21
Immunohematology
MLS 301Immunology3
MLS 336Laboratory Calculations1
MLS 460Laboratory Practice2
MLS 465Clinical Laboratory Management3
MLS 473Clinical Hemostasis I2
MLS 477Clinical Immunohematology I1
MLS 477LClinical Immunohematology I Lab1
MLS 480Clinical Immunohematology II2
MLS 492Clinical Immunohematology III2
MLS 494Clinical Immunology1
Total Credits18
Microbiology
MLS 234Human Parasitology2
MLS 336Laboratory Calculations1
MLS 340Molecular Diagnostics2
MLS 394Medical Microbiology2
MLS 460Laboratory Practice2
MLS 465Clinical Laboratory Management3
MLS 478Clinical Microbiology I2
MLS 484Clinical Microbiology II2
MLS 487Medical Mycology1
MLS 495Clinical Microbiology III2
Total Credits19

When a student is registered in 300 and 400 level MLS courses, a specific MLS tuition is assessed.

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