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Medical Laboratory Science Major - Curriculum & Duration

You’ll acquire a broad knowledge of basic and health sciences during your first three years. Your fourth year is spent in clinical rotations at an affiliated hospital, where you will gain invaluable experience working in state-of-the-art facilities with the latest medical equipment and devices. You may also obtain a part-time job in some of these labs as early as your second year.

The following is a typical curriculum for medical laboratory science students entering the University of the Sciences in Fall 2019; other students should refer to their academic advisor for their curricula.

First Year

Medical Technology Orientation I, II
Introductory Biology I, II
Introductory Biology Lab I, II or Phage Hunters I, II
General Chemistry I, II
General Chemistry Lab I, II
Writing and Rhetoric I, II
Physical Education I, II

Second Year

Microbial Science
Microbial Science Lab
Organic Chemistry I, II
Organic Chemistry Lab I, II
Human Molecular and Cellular Biology
Introduction to Biostatistics
Multidisciplinary Inquiry Requirements
General Education Humanities Requirement
General Education Social Science Requirement
Free Elective or Medical Laboratory Science Elective

Third Year

Anatomy and Physiology I, II
Survey of Biochemistry
Introduction to Communication
Immunology Requirement
Basic Concepts in Medical Laboratory Science
Medical Technology Seminar
Medical Laboratory Science Elective
General Education Humanities Requirement
Free Electives or additional Medical Laboratory Science elective
Free Elective

Fourth Year (takes place at an affiliated hospital laboratory)

Clinical Hematology/Coagulation
Clinical Immunohematology
Clinical Chemistry
Clinical Immunology/Serology
Clinical Microbiology
Clinical Seminar


Admission Office

Office Location:

Griffith Hall, Room 130

Mailing Address:

University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495


888-996-8747 or 215-596-8810