Medical Laboratory Science Requirements

University of Tennessee Health Science Center/Baptist College of Health studies


  • This program prepares laboratory scientists who use a variety of sophisticated instruments to perform and evaluate various laboratory procedures, including tests on blood and body fluids to obtain data on which a diagnosis of health or disease is made and appropriate therapy initiated.
  • The Medical Laboratory Science program offered by UTHSC and BCHS offer two uniquely different programs partnered with the University of Memphis. Designed as the third and fourth years of a baccalaureate degree program, although applicants who have completed their baccalaureate degree previously are encouraged to apply. Students typically apply the summer of their SOPHOMORE year
  • It is the applicant's responsibility to research each school and review recommended coursework in addition to verifying the prerequisites listed below. Application dates and deadlines may vary.
  • The University of Memphis has partnership agreements with both UTHSC MLS as well as BCHS MLS to offer students routes to both a Bachelors in Medical Laboratory Science, as well as a masters program from UTHSC. For additional information on this opportunity contact the pre health advisor. Students will earn a Bachelors of Science from the University of Memphis and either a BS or an MS in science depending on which program chosen.
  • If interested in field experience to experience this profession, please Contact Cody Clinton and he can help set up a tour.
Courses U of M Courses # of hours required by University of Tennessee Health Science Center   Baptist College of health Studies
Anatomy & Physiology BIOL 2010/2011 4 8
General Biology BIOL 1110/1111
BIOL 1120/1121
8 8
Microbiology BIOL 3500/3505 4 4
General Chemistry CHEM 1110/1111
CHEM 1120/1121
8 8
Organic Chemistry CHEM 3310/3301 4 8 (BCHS requires Chem 3511/3501)
Math Math 1710 or Math 1530 or Math 4611 3 3
English Composition ENGL 1010
ENGL 1020
6 6
English Literature ENGL 2201 or 2202 3 3
General Psychology PSYC 1030 3 3
Humanities General Education 3 3
Social Sciences General Education 3 3
History General Education 3 3
* Electives See Advisor for options Need 61 Hours total Need 61 Hours total