Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog Program: Medical Laboratory Science, B.S. (R, L) - Radford Site and Radford University Carilion Site Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Medical Laboratory Science, B.S. (R, L) - Radford Site and Radford University Carilion Site

The Medical Laboratory Science Program at Radford University Carilion prepares students for a variety of career opportunities in medical, research, veterinary, and reference laboratories. Students enjoy a mix of classroom, laboratory, clinical, and field experiences.

Each year, billions of laboratory tests are ordered in the United States and medical laboratory scientists perform and interpret tests, make recommendations for appropriate treatment, and deliver quality data to ensure the best patient care.  Medical laboratory scientists are responsible for operation and maintenance of state-of-the-art equipment; assuring quality and delivery of accurate test results and fulfilling a critical role in high-quality patient care.

The Medical Laboratory Science Program prepares students for the national certification exam administered by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP).  The Medical Laboratory Science Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

REAL Curriculum

REAL Foundational Requirements

Foundational Writing (3 credits)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ENGL 111 - Principles of College Composition (GE)

Foundational Math (3 credits)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MATH 100 - Quantitative Reasoning (GE)
MATH 121 - Math Content for Teachers I (GE)
MATH 125 - Precalculus I (GE) (Recommended for Medical Laboratory Science majors due to required course prerequisites. Requirement may be fulfilled through placement testing.)

REAL Cornerstone Requirements

Writing Intensive (WI) Courses (6 credits)

Writing Intensive courses are denoted below with a (WI). Two writing intensive courses are required to graduate, with at least one at the 300- or 400-level.

General Education Requirements

General Education courses will be denoted below with a (GE). Students are required to take at least 30 credit hours of general education designated courses within their degree requirements. The Medical Laboratory Science major includes 21 general education credits.

Major Requirements (83-84 credits)

Required Courses (42-43 credits)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
BIOL 334 - Microbiology or
BIOL 408 - Principles of Microbiology


BIOL 337 - Immunology or
BIOL 412 - Immunology


MLAB 401 - Foundations Medical Laboratory Science
MLAB 421C - Medical Laboratory Science Rotation I
MLAB 411 - Medical Laboratory Science Operations
MLAB 431C - Medical Laboratory Science Clinical Rotation II

Required Outside Coursework (41 credits)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
BIOL 132 - Biology of Cells and Microorganisms (GE)
BIOL 231 - Genetics, Evolution and Development
CHEM 111 - General Chemistry I (GE)
CHEM 112 - General Chemistry II (GE)
CHEM 301 - Organic Chemistry I
HSCI 300 - Foundations in Healthcare Research (GE)
PHIL 112 - Introduction: Ethics and Society (GE)
PSYC 121 - Introduction to Psychology (GE)
STAT 200 - Introduction to Statistics (GE) OR
STAT 219 - Statistics for Biology (GE)


BIOL 310 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I (GE) and
BIOL 311 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II (GE)


BIOL 410 - Human Anatomy and Physiology for Science Majors I and
BIOL 411 - Human Anatomy and Physiology for Science Majors II


BIOL 350 - Comparative Anatomy and
BIOL 351 - Comparative Animal Physiology

Additional Degree Requirements

Minimum in-major GPA of 2.0 required to graduate. GPA is calculated using all courses required for the major, and any course used in the major by petition.

Acceptance into the MLAB clinical cohort (MLAB 401, 421C, 411, and 431C) is contingent on satisfactory completion of the other required course requirements and an interview with the program director and faculty. MLAB 401 and MLAB 411 require in-person attendance at the Radford University Carilion Campus. Clinical rotations may be assigned at any of our clinical affiliates, all within 100 miles of the Roanoke Carilion University campus.

Open Credit Hours (36-37 credits)

These credits can be used to fulfill additional courses, majors, minors, and/or REAL Curriculum requirements, including Foundational Writing and Foundational Math.

Total Credits Needed for Degree 120

Additional Information

ENGL 112 and ENGL 306 are recommended to satisfy the WI requirement.