Feb 27, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

Medical Laboratory Sciences: Clinical Science BS

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Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS): Clinical Science is a pre-professional major, preparing students for careers in laboratories devoted to promoting, maintaining and restoring human health. 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
  4. pre-professional practice 

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 Clinical Science major is intended for, but not limited to, students pursuing careers in the diagnostic laboratory and is designed to meet the requirements for NY State licensure of clinical laboratory technologists. 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: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/mls for more detail.

Admission Requirements

The requirements for consideration for admission to Medical Laboratory Sciences - BS programs are as follows:

Students can enter the Medical Laboratory Sciences major in fall and spring semesters. Advisers welcome e-mail inquiries anytime. To apply both current Hunter College students and transfer students must complete a Transfer Application with the CUNY University Application Processing Center. Visit http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/prospectivestudents/ug_students/transfer.shtml and select On-Line Application from the choices. Be sure to select “Medical Laboratory Sciences” at Hunter College as the choice of curriculum. Use CUNY curriculum code 0344 when applying. Admissions take place on a rolling basis so students should apply as early as possible. Admission deadlines for fall and spring semesters are February 1 and September 15, respectively.  Students are encouraged to complete most of their Hunter Core Requirement - Fall 2013 to Spring 2019  (HCR) which includes the CUNY Common Core Requirement, the Hunter Focus on foreign language and the Concurrent Requirements before entering the program, but liberal arts classes can be interspersed with major courses. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program, which is based, by necessity, on the limitations of space and resources. The Hunter College Department of Medical Lab Sciences is dedicated to equal opportunity for all applicants who meet admission requirements.

Hunter Core Requirement

Several courses 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 - Fall 2013 to Spring 2019 .

Courses Required for the Major (80-90 credits)

Degree Map for Medical Lab Sciences: Clinical Science

Degree Map for Medical Lab Sciences: Clinical Science BS