2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
    Mar 27, 2023  
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Biology, B.S., with a Concentration in Medical Laboratory Science

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A concentration in Medical Laboratory Science may be obtained through a four year program at Maryville. The student gains practical experience through a 12-month internship in an accredited CLS/MT hospital-based program if they choose to do so for a fifth year. Internship placements are available on a competitive basis and cannot be guaranteed by the university.

Upon successful completion of the hospital-based CLS/MT program, and after earning the degree in Biology with the Concentration in Medical Laboratory Science, students may sit for an examination to become certified medical laboratory scientists/medical technologists. The five year program provides students with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a Concentration in MLS. The inclusion of a 12-month internship allows hands-on, practical experience in the student’s chosen profession and the student can earn a double major in Biology and Medical Laboratory Science.

Biology Major - General Education Requirements


  • One course in art, music, performance, or aesthetics
  • One additional course in English or in a foreign language
  • One additional humanities elective from English, the arts, aesthetics, foreign language, humanities, philosophy, or religion
  • One course in American history or government
  • One course in philosophy
  • Two additional social science electives from different disciplines: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology.
  • Two courses approved by the adviser and selected from disciplines within the College of Arts and Sciences.

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