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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 
Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Laboratory Sciences: Biomedical Science BS

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The Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS): Biomedical Science major prepares students for careers in biomedical laboratories and other health-related professions. The MLS curriculum builds upon the basic science courses required to enter the program. Courses in the major fall into the following categories:

1. fundamental lab skills

2. clinical subspecialties

3. advanced biomedical courses 

Emphasis is placed on problem solving and development of laboratory strategies, in addition to theoretical knowledge and practical skills in each of the disciplines in the curriculum. The Biomedical Science major is appropriate for students seeking graduate education in biomedical or health-related fields. This major does not meet the requirements for NY State licensure of clinical laboratory technologists. For the licensure-qualifying program, please see the Medical Laboratory Sciences: Clinical Science BS  major.

The academic demands of MLS courses often require students to carry lighter credit loads than they are accustomed to. Part-time attendance and some evening classes are mechanisms for assisting students to complete the challenging curriculum. See course descriptions and the MLS Web site for more detail.  

Foundational Courses

Foundational Courses must be completed before embarking upon the major. Students with appropriate background may be exempted from some or all Foundational Courses. See department for proper placement.

Hunter Core Requirement

Several courses leading to (Foundational - see above) or within this major may fulfill parts of the Hunter Core Requirement (CUNY Common Core [CCC], Hunter Focus, Concurrent Requirements). When selecting courses, it may be to a student’s advantage to choose courses that count toward the Hunter Core Requirement and also advance the student on the path to the major. Details on the Hunter Core Requirement can be found here: Hunter Core Requirement .


Major in Medical Laboratory Sciences: Biomedical Science (120 cr.)

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