Curriculum Requirements

Completing these MLS Requirements (or Categorical, see note below) makes you eligible for the certification examination needed to practice in the profession. Certification is achieved by successfully passing the Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) exam by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

To be eligible for this exam, you must satisfy these requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, which must include 16 credit hours of biological sciences (with one semester in microbiology); 16 credit hours of chemistry (with one semester of organic or biochemistry); one semester of mathematics; and successful completion of an NAACLS-accredited program in Medical Laboratory Science at the University of Vermont within the last five years

We will review your transcript to determine the Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics credit hours that are acceptable.

Required Courses for MLS Certification

Clinical Chemistry  7 credits  MLS 221, 222
Hematology  4 credits  MLS 231
Clinical Microbiology  7 credits  MMG 222; MLS 255
Immunology  3 credits  BHSC 242/MMG 223
Immunology Lab  1 credit  BHSC 244
Immunohematology  4 credits  MLS 262
Applied Molecular Biology  3 credits  BHSC 281
Applied Molecular Biology Lab  1 credit  BHSC 282
Topics in MLS  3 credits  MLS 292
Clinical Practicum  12 credits  MLS 220, 230, 250, 260

Completing the MLS Categorical Requirements in Blood Bank, Hematology, Chemistry, or Microbiology allows you to be eligible for the certification examination in one area to practice in the profession. Certification is achieved by successfully passing the Technologist Categorical exam offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Required Courses for Each MLS Categorical Certification

Blood Bank  Hematology  Chemistry  Microbiology
MLS 231  MLS 231  MLS 221  MMG 222
MLS 262  MLS 230  MLS 222  MLS 255
MLS 260  BHSC 242/MMG 223  MLS 220  MLS 250
BHSC 242/MMG 223  BHSC 244  BHSC 242/MMG 223  BHSC242/MMG 223
BHSC 244  BHSC 281  BHSC 244  BHSC 244
BHSC 281  BHSC 282  BHSC 281  BHSC 281
BHSC 282  BHSC 282  BHSC 282

    There are no courses that meet this criteria.