MLT-to-MLS – Prerequisite Courses

The prerequisites listed on this page are for the online MLT-to-MLS Degree Completion program only.  For the on-campus Traditional program’s prerequisite requirements, please click here.

Prior to enrollment in the program, applicants must complete 75 credits to include:

Area/Typical Course TitleMinimum Credits
English Composition
Two-semester sequence of English Composition6
Speech Communication*
Fundamentals of Speech or Speech Communication3
College Algebra3
Biological/Health Science/Chemistry/MLT Courses28
Fine Arts***
Music, Art, Theater3
Philosophy, Political Science, Literature, or Humanities3
History of the United States or National Government3
Social Sciences
Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, or Economics6
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. 9 hours of program prerequisites may be completed after enrolling in the program for part time MLT-to-MLS students.

*An additional Fine Arts/Humanities course may be substituted for Speech Communication.

**Science requirements must meet current MLT(ASCP) eligibility criteria.

***The Fine Arts requirement cannot be fulfilled with a studio course. An additional Humanities course may be substituted for Fine Arts.

****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 courses in Biology, Statistics, Anatomy and Physiology, Computer Science, Management, Genetics, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Quantitative Analysis.