In this degree program students complete prerequisite coursework in preparation for a medical laboratory science program. Upon proof of completion of the 40 hours of clinical work at a medical laboratory program, students can apply for graduation from Southern Arkansas University.
Students in this major receive training to be medical technology technicians. Such careers include work in hospital and clinic laboratories, along with other medical laboratory areas (X-ray, radiology, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, etc.).
We are a program affiliate with Baptist Health College Little Rock Medical Laboratory Science Program.
SAU Advisor: Dr. Scott White
Jennie Manees, M.PH., MT(ASCP) Baptist Health College Program Director, adjunct instructor
- Our graduates effectively communicate scientific knowledge.
- Our graduates have the knowledge to make informed and ethical scientific decisions.
- Our graduates utilize appropriate quantitative skills in making decisions.
- Our graduates demonstrate the information literacy required for scientific study.
- Our graduates possess the knowledge and skills in the physical sciences to be successful.
chemist, research, analytical, laboratory, manager, associate, scientist, biochemist, biomedical
Major in Chemistry (BS)
Medical Laboratory Science Option
University Requirement – 2 hours
GSTD 1002 Freshman Seminar
General Education – 24 hours (Mathematics, natural science and physical science
courses are included in the major.)
Biology – 16 hours
BIOL 1203/1201 Principles of Biology I/Lab
BIOL 1213/1211 Principles of Biology II/Lab
BIOL 2063/2061 Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab
BIOL 3023/3021 Microbiology/Lab
Chemistry – 17 hours
CHEM 1501 Background and Strategies in Chemistry
CHEM 1023/1021 University Chemistry I/Lab
CHEM 1123/1121 University Chemistry II/Lab
CHEM 3003/3001 Organic Chemistry I/Lab
Select 4 hours from the following:
CHEM 2012/2001 Analytical Chemistry/Lab
CHEM 3103/3101 Organic Chemistry II/Lab
CHEM 3073/3071 Biochemistry I/Lab
Mathematics – 6 hours
MATH 1023 College Algebra
Plus a three-hour statistics course or higher level math course
Electives – 16 hours
Recommended electives include courses in chemistry and biology (consult with advisor)
Clinical/Professional Program – 39 hours
39 hours (including satisfactory completion of minimum of 12 months clinical training and course work at a cooperative accredited medical technology program)
No minor is required in this plan.