A minimum of 69 credits are required from a regionally accredited college or university and must fulfill all College requirements regarding the acceptance of transfer credit. Only courses with a grade of “C” or better are accepted to meet prerequisite course requirements. Students are eligible for the MLS program after completing 63 credits, including all of the science and mathematics requirements. However, upon acceptance into the program, an additional 6 credits of core curriculum must be listed on the student’s degree plan.
|Area/Typical Course Title||Minimum Credits|
|Two-semester sequence of English Composition||6|
|Fundamentals of Speech or Speech Communication||3|
|Statistics/Calculus (or higher level mathematics)||3|
|Biology with laboratory||4|
|Anatomy & Physiology with laboratory||4|
|Microbiology with laboratory||4|
|Two-semester sequence of General Chemistry with laboratories||8|
|Science Electives*** (2000 level and above)||8|
|Music, Art, Theater||3|
|Philosophy, Political Science, Literature, or Humanities**||3|
|History of the United States or National Government||3|
|Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, or Economics||6|
|NOTE: 6 hours of program prerequisites may be completed after enrolling in the program but prior to graduation, with the exception of math and science courses.|
*The Fine Arts requirement cannot be fulfilled with a studio course.
**Humanities requirements may be selected from the courses in the subject areas of philosophy, political science, literature and the humanities. The course in National Government, if selected to meet the US History/National Government requirement, cannot also be used to meet the Humanities requirement in Political Science. Acceptable courses in literature must be broad survey courses; world literature is especially recommended.
***Recommended electives include introductory courses in Computer Science, Management, Genetics, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Quantitative Analysis. No more than 4 credits of Botony.
Chemistry and Biology/Health Science courses must be suitable for majors in those disciplines and must include laboratory credit in required courses. Other courses may fulfill the program’s requirements. Contact the department for course approval. CLEP credit for science courses is limited to Biology I and Chemistry I.