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    Apr 25, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Laboratory Sciences, BSMLS

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Course work for the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences teaches you to perform tests on blood, tissue and body fluids to determine proper treatment for illnesses and diseases. These technical skills may be used in operating and repairing laboratory instruments and monitoring quality-control programs.

The Department of Biological Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences in affiliation with the following schools of clinical laboratory science that are approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).

  • Comanche County Memorial Hospital (School of Medical Technology) Lawton, OK
  • Baylor Scott and White, Temple
  • Tarleton State University at All Saints Hospital, Fort Worth
  • Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston
  • United Regional Medical Health Care System (School of Medical Technology), Wichita Falls
  • Parkview School of Medical Laboratory Science, Pueblo, CO

Students complete a minimum of 88 semester hours at UNT (prior to entering clinical training) and a minimum of 12 months of clinical training (for a minimum of 32 semester hours) at any NAACLS-approved school of medical laboratory science to complete the degree.

Upon graduation, students are eligible to take national examinations given by the American Society of Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCPBOC). The ASCPBOC examination is administered by computer several times a year. Upon passing the registry examination the student is considered a certified medical laboratory scientist. The awarding of the degree is not contingent upon students’ passing national board examinations.

Degree requirements

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 36 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor’s degree as specified in the General university requirements  in the Academics  section of this catalog and the College of Science degree requirements .

Major requirements

Science course requirements

Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 12 months of professional training at an approved medical laboratory sciences school as verified by an official transcript sent to the UNT medical laboratory sciences coordinator. The transcript is evaluated by the director who recommends to the dean of the College of Science and the Registrar that a minimum of 32 hours of credit be granted for the completed professional training. These hours are exempt from the UNT residency requirement.

In addition to the foundation course requirements, the following courses must be completed with a grade of C or better:

Other course requirements


Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum  requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Science.

Other requirements

Only two attempts will be allowed for each biology and biochemistry course in the degree. Grade of C or better and minimum 2.5 grade point average in Foundation Courses, C or better in all upper-division courses counting towards major requirements, and an overall 2.0 grade point average are required for graduation. All students seeking to enter the Department of Biological Sciences, with the exception of beginning freshmen, must meet the minimum grade point averages given above. Students in the department whose Foundation Course or overall grade point average drops below the minimum for two consecutive semesters will be removed from the program.

Submit the following forms to the program coordinator:

  • Request for Degree Statement
  • Financial Aid,
  • Notice of Acceptance to Clinical Training.

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