Medical Laboratory Studies (MAP)

The Medical Laboratory Studies major is designed for already certified medical laboratory technicians with an Associate of Science (AS) degree in medical laboratory technology who wish to obtain a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree, in order to eventually qualify to sit for the MLS exam with the American Society of Clinical Pathologist (ASCP) using the route 2 pathway.

This major incorporate a strong concentration of biology (6 credits) and chemistry (9 credits) courses. Often referred to as the Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) to Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) Career Pathway. (See Career Pathway visual below) This is also a strong course of study for MLT’s who plan to attend a science-based graduate programs in the areas of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Physician Assistant, or Pathologist Assistant.

Medical Laboratory Studies Major (30 semester hours for major)

Health Core Requirements (12 Credit Hours)

  • HLSC 301 The American Healthcare System (3)
  • HLSC 307 Health Communications and Promotions (3)
  • HLSC 495-M Seminar in Health Science (MLT Section) (3)

Choose one of the following:

  • HLSC 304 Statistics for the Health Sciences (3)
  • HLSC 305 Health Informatics (3)

Foundational Core Requirements (9 Credit Hours)

  • BIOL 346 Pathophysiology (3)
  • HLSC 340 Instrumental Chemistry (3)
  • HLSC 341 Applied Clinical Biochemistry I (3)

Medical Laboratory Studies Electives (9 Credit Hours)

Choose Three of the Following:

  • BIOL 305 Human Genetics (3) 
  • BIOL 376 Pathophysiology II (3)
  • HLSC 315 Public Health & Epidemiology (3)
  • HLSC 331 Nutrition and Health (3)
  • HLSC 342 Applied Clinical Biochemistry II (3)
  • HLSC 406 Legal Issues in Healthcare (3)

Customize Your Curriculum Plan

MAP majors are designed to accomodate the demands of your career and personal life. Most courses are offered multiple times per year within four 10-week terms. This allows you to:

  • Adjust your course load: take only 1 or up to 4 courses each term
  • Choose the pace at which you will complete your program: take courses in just one term each year,or in all 4
  • Customized dual majors and or/minors: Your Health-Related Program Advisor will help you create a curriculum plan to meet your career goals

For additional information, contact Jennifer Baird, Allied Health Programs Advisor, at or

For a complete listing of MAP requirements, policies and procedures please refer to the Muskingum Adult Program Guidebook(pdf).

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