Sep 30, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Medical Laboratory Science (B.S.)

90-91 Major Hours, 120 Degree Hours

Suggested Courses 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. 

Courses or Programs Leading to Professional Licensure or Certification-Special

USD’s Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences prepares graduates to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC) exam. State  licensure  or certification is not required to work as a Medical Laboratory Scientist in South Dakota, but it may be required to work in other states. If you are planning to apply for licensure/certification in a state other than South Dakota after completion of your program, please review that state and your program on USD’s Licensure-Track Programs webpage.  Licensure-Track Programs

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 USD’s State Authorization webpage.

State Authorization