MLT-MLS Distance Education
The MLT-to-MLS Distance Learning program allows medical laboratory technicians with an associate degree to complete the B.S. degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences in three (3) to five (5) semesters through a combination of distance education and a concentrated laboratory experience.
Prior to enrollment in the program, applicants must complete 82 credits to include:
|Area/Typical Course Title||Minimum Credits|
|Two-semester sequence of English Composition||6|
|Fundamentals of Speech or Speech Communication||3|
|Music, Art, Theater||3|
|Philosophy, Political Science, Literature, or Humanities||3|
|History of Civilization or World History||3|
|History of the United States or National Government||3|
|Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, or Economics||6|
|*6 hours of core curriculum may be completed after enrolling in the program but must be completed prior to graduation.|
|SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS REQUIREMENTS|
|Biology Electives with laboratories||8|
|Anatomy & Physiology with laboratory||4|
|Microbiology with laboratory||4|
|Two-semester sequence of General Chemistry with laboratories||8|
|Organic or Biochemistry with laboratory||4|
|College Algebra (or higher level mathematics)||3|
**At least ten (10) hours must be Upper Level Electives.
The MLT-to-MLS curriculum requires 38 credits of upper level MLS courses for a total of 120 credits for a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences degree.
In addition, all students are required to attend concentrated molecular diagnostic laboratory sessions on the UAMS campus in Little Rock. The laboratory sessions are conducted in one to three day sessions each spring.
After completing the courses listed above, students will progress to advanced laboratory case studies. MLTs will demonstrate MLS level clinical skill competencies in approved clinical laboratories.
|MLSC 3214||Current Topics in Medical Laboratory Sciences||2|
|MLSC 4223||Body Fluids||2|
|MLSC 4311||Immunology and Virology||3|
|MLSC 4217||Molecular Diagnostics||2|
|MLSC 4515||Clinical Chemistry||5|
|MLSC 4315||Clinical Microbiology||3|
|MLSC 4127||Molecular Diagnostics Lab||1|
|MLSC 4134||Lab. Med. Seminar||1|
|MLSC 4138||Lab Management||1|
|MLSC 4135||Case Studies||1|
|MLSC 4100||Community Clinical Experience||1|
|MLSC 4235||Microbiology Case Study and Development||2|
|MLSC 4241||Blood Bank Case Study and Development||2|
|MLSC 4216||Chemistry Case Study and Development||2|
|MLSC 4232||Hematology Case Study and Development||2|
For further information on the MLT-to-MLS distance learning program, call (501) 686-5776.