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Biomedical & Nutritional Sciences

Suggested Degree Pathway for Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Medical Laboratory Science Option

For students who entered fall 2018 to spring 2019.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
HSCI.1010Human Anatomy & Physiology I (SCL)3
HSCI.1030Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab (SCL)1
ENGL.1010 /
College Writing I / FYSH (CW)3
PSYC.1010Introduction to Psychological Science (SS)3
BMSC.1010Biomedical Sciences Freshman Seminar (SRE)1
MATH.2830Intro. to Statistics (STEM)3

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
HSCI.1020Human Anatomy & Physiology II (SCL)3
HSCI.1040Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (SCL)1
SOCI.1010Intro. to Sociology (SS), (DCA)3
ENGL.1020College Writing II (CW)3
MATH.1x10Pre-Calculus / Calculus I (MATH)13/4
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)103

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
HSCI.2110Basic Clinical Microbiology & Pathology3
HSCI.2130Basic Clinical Microbiology & Pathology Lab1
HSCI.2510Physiological Chemistry I23
HSCI.2530Physiological Chemistry I Lab31
PHYS.1030General Physics I43
PHYS.1030LGeneral Physics Laboratory I51
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)103

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
HSCI.2520Physiological Chemistry II63
HSCI.2540Physiological Chemistry II Lab71
MLSC.2410Clinical Laboratory Theory3
MLSC.2430Clinical Laboratory Theory Lab1
BMSC.2420Organic Structures and Reactions I83
BMSC.2440Organic Structures and Reactions I Lab91
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Persp. (SS)103

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
MLSC.3210Clinical Hematology3
MLSC.3230Clinical Hematology Lab2
MLSC.3310Clinical Immunology (IL), (WOC)3
MLSC.3630Clinical Instrumentation Lab (CTPS), (QL)2
MLSC.4340Advanced Topics in Hemostasis1
HSCI.3500Human Biochemistry3

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
MLSC.3510Clinical Chemistry I3
MLSC.3530Clinical Chemistry I Lab2
MLSC.3810Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory (AIL)2
MLSC.4310Clinical Immunohematology3
MLSC.4330Clinical Immunohematology Lab2
MLSC.4200Clinical Hematology Practicum2
xxxx.xxxxFree Elective3

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
MLSC.3110Medical Bacteriology3
MLSC.3130Medical Bacteriology Lab2
MLSC.4300Clinical Immunohematology Practicum2
MLSC.4510Clinical Urinalysis Practicum0
MLSC.4520 /
Clinical Chemistry II with Lab3/2
MLSC.4610Clinical Virology1
xxxx.xxxxArts and Hum. Persp. (AH)103

Spring Semester

Course#Course NameCredits
MLSC.4100Clinical Micro Practicum2
MLSC.4110Medical Mycology and Parasitology1
MLSC.4130Medial Mycology and Parasitology Lab2
MLSC.4180Medical Lab Science Senior Seminar2
MLSC.4500Clinical Chemistry Practicum2
MLSC.4530Lab Management and Ethics1

Total Minimum Credits = 120 - 121

1Can be satisfied with one of the following:

2Can be substituted with CHEM.1110 General Chemistry I or CHEM.1210 Chemistry I or CHEM.1350 Honors Chemistry I.

3Can be substituted with CHEM.1130L General Chemistry Laboratory I or CHEM.1230L Chemistry Laboratory I.

4Can be substituted with PHYS.1010 Introductory Physics or PHYS.1410 Physics I.

5Can be substituted with PHYS.1010L Introductory Experimental Physics or PHYS.1410L Physics I Lab.

6Can be substituted with CHEM.1120 General Chemistry II or CHEM.1220 Chemistry II or CHEM.1360 Honors Chemistry II.

7Can be substituted with CHEM.1140L General Chemistry Laboratory II or CHEM.1240L Chemistry Laboratory II.

8Only for students from the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences. Can be substituted with CHEM.2210 Organic Chemistry I.

9Only for students from the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences. Can be substituted with CHEM.2270L Organic Chemistry Laboratory IA or CHEM.2290L Organic Chemistry Laboratory IB.

10Core Curriculum (Core Curr.) courses may be taken in any sequence.


  • All students must come for pre-registration advising every semester.
  • All students must have transportation for off-campus practicum during junior and senior year.
  • All students must have current CPR certification and immunization documentation report on file with department prior to the beginning of their junior year.

No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum policy for further details. You should meet with your faculty advisor to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements. 

Current UMass Lowell students should be using their Advisement Report in SiS. If you need assistance, please contact your adviser.

Restriction on off-campus study:

Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment. See the catalog policy for details.

Last Updated: 6/03/2019