2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Apr 19, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Laboratory Sciences (B.S.)

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College of Medicine
Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences
Health and Public Affairs II, Room: 335

Dr. Griffith Parks, Director
Dorilyn Hitchcock, Program Director
Phone: 407-823-5932

Admission Requirements

  • Acceptance to the university does not necessarily constitute admission to the upper division Medical Laboratory Sciences program.
  • Separate application to the limited access program should be made directly to the program in the Spring of the year admission is sought. Applications will be accepted until the class is filled.
  • UCF application must also be submitted prior to program application. Acceptance to UCF is necessary before acceptance to the program can occur.
  • Student must complete all general education, foreign language admissions, and program prerequisites prior to the start of the program.
  • This limited access program is work-intensive and courses include clinical practice in a variety of settings. Due to this, it is strongly recommended that students be at least one-year post high school prior to applying to the program. Students with concerns or questions should contact the program to schedule an appointment with an advisor.
  • All applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5, and complete all program prerequisite courses with at least a grade of “C” (2.0).

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Students should complete the General Education Program, Foreign Language Admissions and the Common Program Prerequisite Requirements before transferring within the Florida College System or State University System.
  • Students should consult with a departmental advisor.
  • The courses designated in sections 1 and 2 below may be taken at a Florida College System institution, and should usually be completed in the first 60 hours.
  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) in prerequisite and major courses is required for admission to, continuation in, and graduation from the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program.
  • UCF Residency Requirement: 32 hours.
  • The courses designated in General Education and Common Program Prerequisites should usually be completed in the first 60 hours.
  • An FDLE background check, negative drug screen, and Board of Clinical Lab Personnel trainee license are required.

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)

Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Science Foundations (8 Credit Hours)

Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (25 Credit Hours)

See “Common Prerequisites ” in the Transfer and Transitions Services section for more information.

1 See Transfer Notes

Take all of the following: (4 Credit Hours)

Take all of the following: (8 Credit Hours)

Core Requirements: Basic Level

  • None

Restricted Electives

  • None

Capstone Requirements

  • None


  • None

Foreign Language Requirements


  • Two years of one foreign language in high school, or one year of one foreign language in college (or equivalent proficiency exam) prior to graduation.


  • None

Additional Requirements

  • None

Required Minors

  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements

  • A minimum 2.5 overall GPA is required for clinical assignment.
  • The degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the University’s didactic component and the clinical component in affiliated hospital laboratories.
  • Upon receiving the degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences, the graduate will be eligible to take a national certification examination and then qualify for State Licensure.
  • Students must earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher in required courses with a minimum 2.5 overall GPA for graduation.

University Minimum Exit Requirements

  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 126

Additional Information

Honors In Major

  • None

Related Programs


  • None

Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • None

Transfer Notes

  • Students that transfer with an AA degree and will be pursuing a BS degree must meet the University foreign language admission requirements for graduation.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II (BSC 2093/BSC 2094) Credit Hours: 8
  • MCB 3020C - General Microbiology  Credit Hours: 5
    may be substituted with: MCB 2010C

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Equipment Fees

  • Part-Time Student: $39 per term
  • Full-Time Student: $78 per term

Plan of Study

Freshman Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)

Freshman Year - Spring (17 Credit Hours)

Sophomore Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)

Sophomore Year - Spring (17 Credit Hours)

Junior Year - Spring (8 Credit Hours)

Junior Year - Summer (7 Credit Hours)

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