Pre- Medical Laboratory Science

Offered by Health Science Programs

The following three year pre-professional program is based on the requirements for admission to the Medical Laboratory Science Program in the School of Allied Health Professions at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. A minimum 77 semester credit hours of pre-medical laboratory science courses must be completed at UNK. The Medical Laboratory Science Program at UNMC is an 11 month program. Students will receive a Bachelor’s Degree from UNMC upon completion of the clinical training.

While other medical laboratory science programs may be similar, the student is urged to contact the specific school of his or her choice to determine any suggested variations of this pre-professional schedule. Students must apply for positions in medical laboratory science programs and the competition is intense. Therefore admission is never guaranteed.

Biological Sciences
Take all of the following:
BIOL 106Biology II4
BIOL 211Human Microbiology4
BIOL 401Principles of Immunology4
BIOL 360Genetics4
or BIOL 450 Advanced Molecular Biology
Take one of the following options to satisfy prerequisite requirements:4-8
Take both courses:
Anatomy and Physiology
Anatomy and Physiology
OR take the following:
Cellular & Molecular Biology
CHEM 160
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 161
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
Select one of the following:5
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
and Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Lab
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 351Biochemistry I4
Written Communication
Take one of the following:
ENG 101Introduction to Academic Writing3
or ENG 102 Special Topics in Academic Writing and Research
MATH 102College Algebra3
or STAT 241 Elementary Statistics
Suggested Electives
Medical Terminology
Biochemistry II
and Advanced Biochemistry Lab
Orientation to Clinical Lab Sciences
Introduction to Hematology
Total Credit Hours43-47