2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Mar 02, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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

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.


General Education Requirements

(36 credits)


(5 courses)

Social Science

(3 courses)

  • American History or American Political Science elective
  • Two Social Science electives

Additional Requirements

Students completing this concentration must complete the standard core coursework for a Biology major and additional courses including:

Graduation Requirements

  • 128 credit hours minimum (last 30 hours in residency)
  • A minimum half the major credit hours in residency
  • A minimum half the minor credit hours in residency
  • ​60 credit hours must be completed at a 4-year institution