Apr 19, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Medical Laboratory Science (B.S.)

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90-91 Major Hours, 120 Degree Hours

Suggested Course For All MLS Majors

Four-Year Program Guides and Costs

USD encourages students to take 15 credits per semester or 30 credits within the year in order to graduate in 4 years. To help students complete their academic degree program in four years, we provide a sample academic plan. Please work with your academic advisor to confirm your plan. 

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will connect ideas and experiences in order to synthesize and transfer learning to new, complex situations within and beyond the campus. 
  2. Students will interact with other students and evaluate the effort put into team tasks, interactions with others, and the quantity and quality made to team discussions.
  3. Students will recognize when there is a need for information and identify, locate, evaluate and effectively and responsibly use and convey that information to address the need or problem at hand.
  4. Students will comprehensively explore issues, ideas, artifacts and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion, and combine or synthesize existing ideas, images or expertise in original ways reflecting a high degree of innovation, divergent thinking, and risk taking.
  5. Students will be able to systematically explore issues, objects or works through the collection and analysis of evidence that results in informed conclusions or judgments, and break down complex topics or issues into parts to gain a better understanding of them.
  6. The Medical Laboratory Science student will demonstrate cognitive understanding of essential hematology, parasitology, immunohematology, clinical chemistry, and clinical microbiology theory and the testing procedures that are associated with each area.
  7. The Medical Laboratory Science student will demonstrate entry-level laboratory psychomotor skills.
  8. The Medical Laboratory Science student will demonstrate affective professional behaviors in the classroom and at the clinical internship sites as they interact with clients, student classmates, instructors, clinical supervisors, and other health professionals.

Courses or Programs Leading to Professional Licensure or Certification-Special

USD, as of July 1, 2020, cannot confirm whether this program or any of its courses meets educational prerequisites for State professional licensure or certification. If you are planning to apply for licensure/certification in a State after completion of your program, contact the academic department offering your major or CDE at (605) 658-6152 or by email at cde@usd.edu. USD is working to comply with these requirements and will provide up-to-date information as it becomes available.

If your learning placement course (internship, externship, clinical, rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, etc.) or your online course will be taken outside South Dakota, please reference the State Authorization webpage below.

Information about State Authorization & Professional Licensure

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