Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Health Professions
Medical Laboratory Sciences & Biotechnology

Curriculum

The curriculum for Medical Laboratory Science varies based on the program option you choose.

2-Year Plan a College Education (PACE) Program

A two-year Bachelor of Science program that occurs during a student's junior and senior years of undergraduate study. Students must apply during their senior year of high school.

Credit Requirements

CREDIT SUMMARY CREDITS
Credits Required for Admission 55
Credits for Junior Year 33
Credits for Senior Year 29
Total Credits for BS in Medical Laboratory Science (PACE option) 117

Junior Year

Fall Semester (15 credits)

Course Title CREDITS
MT 312 Microbiology I 3
MT 323 Chemistry I 3
MT 331 Immunology 3
MT 341 Hematology I 3
LS 304 Biochemistry 3

Spring Semester (18 credits)

Course Title CREDITS
MT 309 Body Fluid Analysis 2
LS 426 Flow Cytometry I 2
LS 310 Molecular Lab Techniques 2
MT 313 Microbiology II 3
MT 324 Chemistry II 3
MT 343 Hematology II 3
MT 352 Immunohematology 3

Senior Year

Fall Semester (14 credits)

Course Title CREDITS
LS 301 Molecular Biology 3
LS 311 Functional Histology 2
HCA 300 Healthcare Delivery in America 3
MT 412 Medical Technology Practicum I 3
MT 422 Medical Technology Practicum II 3
HUMN Methods of Effective Thinking 3

Spring Semester (15 credits)

Course Title CREDITS
LS 413 Pathology 2
MT 416 Comprehensive Examination 0
LS 430 Lab Standards and Practices 3
LS 427 Flow Cytometry II 2
LS 440 Current Research in the Bioscience 2
MT 442 Medical Technology Practicum III 3
MT 454 Medical Technology Practicum IV 3

3+2 Entry-Level Master's Partnership Program

A two-year Bachelor of Science and Master of Science program that occurs after a student has taken three years at a partner institution. Students must apply during their senior year of high school.

Credit Requirements

CREDIT SUMMARY CREDITS
Credits Required for Admission 82
Undergraduate Phase Credits 39
Graduate Phase Credits Minimum of 33
Total Credits for BS/MS in Medical Laboratory Science (3+2 option) 154

Year One (Undergraduate Phase)

Fall Semester (18 credits)

Course Title Credits
LS 301 Molecular Biology 3
LS 304 Biochemistry 3
MT 312 Microbiology I 3
MT 323 Chemistry I 3
MT 331 Immunology 3
MT 341 Hematology I 3

Spring Semester (21 credits)

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
LS 540 Current Research in the Biosciences 3
MT 313 Microbiology II 3
MT 324 Chemistry II 3
MT 343 Hematology II 3
MT 352 Immunohematology 3
MT 309 Body Fluid Analysis 2
LS 426 Flow Cytometry I 2
LS 310 Molecular Laboratory Techniques 2

Year Two (Graduate Phase)

Fall Semester (17-18 credits)

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
LS 603 Research Design 2
LS 640 Methods in Bioscience Education 3
LS 804 Experimental Research I 1
MT 812 Practicum I 3
MT 813 Practicum II 3
Concentration Electives* 6

Spring Semester (15-16 credits)

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
LS 610 Regulatory and Fiscal Issues in Laboratory Management 3
LS 613 Pathology 2

LS 803 Contemporary Topics Research

-OR-

LS 803 Experimental Research II

2

 

1

MT 814 Practicum III 3
MT 815 Practicum IV 3
MT 816 Comprehensive Examination 1
Concentration Elective* 3

*To meet the research requirement, students may take a classroom literature review based research project course (LS 803) or engage in a 2-semester wet-bench research project with a selected PI (LS 804/LS 805).  Students must meet with their faculty advisor to determine which course best meets their educational needs.

* Select a total of 9 credits of concentration electives from graduate level courses offered throughout the University. These courses should focus on and reflect contemporary areas of clinical or research laboratory management, administration and advanced practice.

Concentration areas include but are not limited to:

  • Management and supervision
  • Financial management
  • Regulatory and quality management
  • Research skills

2-Year Option Bachelor's

A two-year Bachelor of Science program.

Credit Requirements

CREDIT SUMMARY CREDITS
Credits Required for Admission 55
Credits for Junior Year 33
Credits for Senior Year 29
Total Credits for BS in Medical Laboratory Science (2-year option) 117

Junior Year

Fall Semester (15 credits)

Course Title CREDITS
MT 312 Microbiology I 3
MT 323 Chemistry I 3
MT 331 Immunology 3
MT 341 Hematology I 3
LS 304 Biochemistry 3

Spring Semester (18 credits)

Course Title CREDITS
MT 309 Body Fluid Analysis 2
LS 426 Flow Cytometry I 2
LS 310 Molecular Lab Techniques 2
MT 313 Microbiology II 3
MT 324 Chemistry II 3
MT 343 Hematology II 3
MT 352 Immunohematology 3

Senior Year

Fall Semester (14 credits)

Course Title CREDITS
LS 301 Molecular Biology 3
LS 311 Functional Histology 2
HCA 300 Healthcare Delivery in America 3
MT 412 Medical Technology Practicum I 3
MT 422 Medical Technology Practicum II 3
HUMN Methods of Effective Thinking 3

Spring Semester (15 credits)

Course Title CREDITS
LS 413 Pathology 2
MT 416 Comprehensive Examination 0
LS 430 Lab Standards and Practices 3
LS 427 Flow Cytometry II 2
LS 440 Current Research in the Bioscience 2
MT 442 Medical Technology Practicum III 3
MT 454 Medical Technology Practicum IV 3

1-Year Option Bachelor's

An accelerated Bachelor of Science program.

Credit Requirements

CREDIT SUMMARY CREDITS
Credits Required for Admission 70
Credits for Senior Year 55
Total Credits for BS in Medical Laboratory Science (1-year option) 125

Senior Year

Fall Semester (18 credits)

Course Title CREDITS
LS 301 Molecular Biology 3
MT 312 Microbiology I 3
MT 323 Chemistry I 3
MT 331 Immunology 3
MT 341 Hematology I 3
LS 304 Biochemistry 3

Spring Semester (22 credits)

Course Title CREDITS
LS 413 Pathology 2
LS 440 Current Research in the Biosciences 2
MT 309 Body Fluid Analysis 2
MT 313 Microbiology II 3
LS 426 Flow Cytometry I 2
LS 310 Molecular Lab Techniques 2
MT 324 Chemistry II 3
MT 343 Hematology II 3
MT 352 Immunohematology 3

Summer Sessions I & II (15 credits)

Course Title CREDITS
MT 416 Comprehensive Examination 0
LS 430 Laboratory Standards and Practices 3
MT 412 Medical Technology Practicum I 3
MT 422 Medical Technology Practicum I 3
MT 442 Medical Technology Practicum III 3
MT 454 Medical Technology Practicum IV 3

Combined Bachelor's/Master's

A two-year Bachelor of Science and Master of Science program that occurs after a student has taken three years of specific prerequisite coursework.

Credit Requirements

CREDIT SUMMARY CREDITS
Credits Required for Admission 82
Undergraduate Phase Credits 39
Graduate Phase Credits Minimum of 33
Total Credits for BS/MS in Medical Laboratory Science (combined option) 154

Year One (Undergraduate Phase)

Fall Semester (18 credits)

Course Title CREDITS
LS 301 Molecular Biology 3
LS 304 Biochemistry 3
MT 312 Microbiology I 3
MT 323 Chemistry I 3
MT 331 Immunology 3
MT 341 Hematology I 3

Spring Semester (21 credits)

Course Title CREDITS
MT 309 Body Fluids Analysis 2
LS 426 Flow Cytometry I 2
LS 310 Molecular Lab Techniques 2
MT 313 Microbiology II 3
MT 324 Chemistry II 3
MT 343 Hematology II 3
MT 352 Immunohematology 3
LS 540 Current Research in the Biosciences 3

Year Two (Graduate Phase)

Fall Semester (17-18 credits)

Course Title CREDITS
Concentration Electives* 6
LS 603 Research Design 2
LS 640 Methods in Bioscience Education 3
LS 804 Experimental Research I 1
MT 812 Practicum I 3
MT 813 Practicum II 3

Spring Semester (15-16 credits)

Course Title CREDITS
LS 610 Regulatory and Fiscal Issues in Laboratory Management 3
LS 613 Pathology 2

LS 803 Contemporary Topics Research
-OR-

LS 805 Experimental Research II

2

 

1

MT 814 Practicum III 3
MT 815 Practicum IV 3
MT 816 Comprehensive Examination 0
Concentration Elective* 3

*To meet the research requirement, students may take a classroom literature review base research project course (LS 803) or engage in a 2-semester wet-bench research project with a selected PI (LS 804/LS 805).  Students must meet with their faculty advisor to determine which course best meets their educational needs.

* Select a total of 9 credits of concentration electives from graduate level courses offered throughout the University. These courses should focus on and reflect contemporary areas of clinical or research laboratory management, administration and advanced practice.

Concentration areas include but are not limited to:

  • Management and supervision
  • Financial management
  • Regulatory and quality management
  • Research skills

Accelerated Professional Master’s
(Full Time, 1 Year Option)

A 12-month Master of Science program.

Credit Requirements

CREDIT SUMMARY CREDITS
Total Credits for MS in Medical Laboratory Science (accelerated option) 57

Year One

Fall Semester (20 credits)

Course Title CREDITS
LS 501 Molecular Biology 3
LS 603 Research Design 2
LS 504 Biochemistry 3
MT 512 Microbiology I 3
MT 523 Chemistry I 3
MT 531 Immunology 3
MT 541 Hematology I 3

Spring Semester (20 credits)

Course Title CREDITS
LS 613 Pathology 2
MT 509 Body Fluid Analysis 2
MT 513 Microbiology II 3
LS 510 Molecular Techniques 2
MT 524 Chemistry II 3
MT 543 Hematology II 3
MT 552 Immunohematology 3
LS 626 Flow Cytometry I 2

Summer Sessions I & II (17 credits)

Course Title CREDITS
LS 610 Regulatory and Fiscal Issues in Laboratory Management 3
MT 812 Practicum I 3
MT 813 Practicum II 3
MT 814 Practicum III 3
MT 815 Practicum IV 3
MT 816 Comprehensive Examination 0
LS 803 Contemporary Topics Research 2

Professional Master’s
(Full Time, 2 Year Option)

Credit Requirements

CREDIT SUMMARY CREDITS
Total Credits for MS in Medical Laboratory Science (accelerated option) 57

Fall Semester I (15 Credits)

Course Title CREDITS
LS 501 Molecular Biology 3
MT 512 Microbiology I 3
MT 523 Chemistry I 3
MT 541 Hematology I 3
MT 531 Immunology 3

Spring Semester I (18 Credits)

Course Title CREDITS
MT 509 Body Fluid Analysis 2
LS 626 Flow Cytometry I 2
LS 510 Molecular Techniques 2
MT 513 Microbiology II 3
MT 543 Hematology II 3
MT 524 Chemistry II 3
MT 552 Immunohematology 3

Fall Semester II (11-12 Credits)

Course Title CREDITS
LS 603 Research Design 2
LS 504 Biochemistry 3
MT 812 Practicum I 3
MT 813 Practicum II 3
LS 804 Experimental Research I 1

Spring Semester II (12-13 Credits)

Course Title CREDITS
LS 613 Pathology 2
MT 814 Practicum III 3
MT 815 Practicum IV 3
MT 816 Comprehensive Exam 0
LS 610 Regulatory and Fiscal Issues in Lab Management 3

LS 803 Contemporary Topics Research
-OR-

LS 805 Experimental Research II

2

 

1

*To meet the research requirement, students may take a classroom literture review based research project course (LS 803) or engage in a 2-semester wet-bench research project with a selected PI (LS 804/LS 805).  Students must meet with their faculty advisor to determine which course best meets their educational needs.

Advanced Master's: Part-Time

A Master of Science program tailored to each student's unique interests and professional goals. 32-33 graduate credits.

Year One

Fall Semester

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
LS 603 Research Design 2
LS 640 Methods in Bioscience Education 3
LS 812 Practicum I * 3
or LS 644 Laboratory Education, Administration and Instruction 3-4
or Concentration Elective
3

Spring Semester

Course Title Credits
LS 813 Practicum II * 3
or LS 644 Laboratory Education, Administration and Instruction
3
or LS 698 Special Topics in Laboratory Sciences
3
or Concentration Electives 2-4

Summer Session I and/or II

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
LS 814 Practicum III * 3
LS 610 Reg & Fiscal Issues in Lab Management
3

Year Two

Fall Semester

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
LS 804 Experimental Research I 1
CH 504 Biochemistry ** 3
Concentration Elective 3
MT 531** Immunology (for Cytotechnology Program) 3

Spring Semester

COURSE TITLE CREDITS

LS 803 Contemporary Topics Research

-OR-

LS 805 Experimental Research II

2

 

1

LS 613 Pathology
2
LS 815 Practicum IV 3
or LS 698 Special Topics in Laboratory Sciences 3

*To meet the research requirement, students may take a classroom literature review based research project course (LS 803) or engage in a 2-semester wet-bench research project with a sselected PI (LS 804/LS 805).  Students must meet with their faculty advisor to determine which course best meets their educational needs.

Advanced Master's: Full-Time

A Master of Science program tailored to each student's unique interests and professional goals. 32-37 graduate credits.

Year One

Fall Semester

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
LS 603 Research Design 2
LS 640 Methods in Bioscience Education 3
LS 504 Biochemistry ** 3
LS 812 Practicum I   3
LS 813 Practicum II 3
or LS 644 Laboratory Education, Administration and Instruction 3-4
LS 804 Experimental Research I* 3
MT 531 Immunology (for Cytotechnology program)** 3
Concentration Elective
3

Spring Semester

COURSE TITLE CREDITS
LS 610 Regulatory and Fiscal Issues in Laboratory Management 3
LS 613 Pathology 2
LS 814 Practicum III 3
LS 815 Practicum IV 3
or LS 644 Laboratory Education, Administration and Instruction 3-4
or LS 698 Special Topics in the Laboratory Sciences
3-4
LS 803 Contemporary Topics Research 2
or LS 805 Experimental Research II*
1
Concentration Elective 2-4

*To meet the research requirement, students may take a classroom literature review based research project course (LS 803) or engage in a 2-semester wet-bench research project with a selected PI (LS 804/LS805).  Students must meet with their faculty advisor to determine which course best meets their educational needs.