BS- Medical Laboratory Science (MT)
The Professional year of the 3 + 1 year university-based program begins at the Richard C. Schaffer Educational Building in Fort Worth. This ten month intensive study in lecture courses and basic laboratory techniques includes Clinical Chemistry, Hematology, Immunology, Urinalysis, Immunohematology, Medical Microbiology, Parasitology, Molecular Pathology, and Laboratory Management. These courses are reinforced with clinical practice during the next five months at the affiliated hospital labs. The professional program consists of a total of 54 credit hours of coursework (48 undergraduate, 6 graduate).
The Tarleton CLS program has a minimum requirement that 90 semester hours applicable toward a baccalaureate degree must be completed prior to admission with 16 semester hours in Biology (including Microbiology); 16 hours in Chemistry (including either Organic or Biochemistry); and 3 hours of college-level mathematics.
Candidates with degrees must meet the minimum requirements listed above. In addition, if a degreed applicant has prerequisite coursework in the area of Microbiology, Immunology, and Organic or Biochemistry which is greater than seven years of age, that coursework must be updated by repeating those or more advanced courses within that content area.
Tarleton's Schaffer Education Building, Fort Worth, Texas
Virginia Reyes, M.Ed., MT(ASCP)SBB
MLS Program Advisor