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
Chemistry
CHEM 160
160L
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHEM 161
161L
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
Select one of the following:5
Elementary Organic Chemistry
and Elementary Organic Chemistry Lab
or
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 351
351L
Biochemistry
and Biochemistry Lab
4
Written Communication
Take one of the following:
ENG 101Introduction of Academic Writing3
or ENG 102 Academic Writing and Research
Mathematics
MATH 102College Algebra3
or STAT 241 Elementary Statistics
Suggested Electives
Medical Terminology
Biochemistry II
and Biochemistry II Lab
Orientation to Clinical Lab Sciences
Introduction to Hematology
Total Credit Hours43-47