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The Medical Diagnostics minor is designed for undergraduate students who are interested in the study of the principles and mechanisms of medical diagnostics, in particular clinical laboratory diagnostics.

Upon completion of this minor, students who are interested in pursuing careers in health care, especially those preparing for admission to professional schools in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and to graduate programs in related health fields including physician's assistant, will have a foundation of knowledge to assist them in diagnosing, monitoring, and researching human disease. A minor in this field provides basic knowledge in clinical laboratory techniques and preparation to interpret and evaluate laboratory data and understand how it is used in clinical decision-making. The minor is available to students in all majors expect Medical Laboratory Science.

Prerequisite Requirements

BHSC 034 - Human Cell Biology OR one semester of Biology with lab4
CHEM 023 OR CHEM 31 and CHEM 323

Electives in the minor may require additional prerequisites such as:

  • CHEM 042 - Intro to Organic Chemistry OR CHEM 141 - Organic Chemistry
  • BIOC 201 - Fundamentals of Biochemistry
  • MMG 101 - Microbiology & Infectious Disease

Minor Requirements

Core RequirementsCredits (9)
MLS 101 - Medical Diagnostic Techniques (spring)3
MLS 210 - Applied Medical Diagnostics3
BHSC 281 - Applied Molecular Biology (fall)3
ElectivesCredits (9)
HLTH 135 - Advanced Medical Equipment Systems3
MLS 221 - Clinical Chemistry (fall)3
MLS 222 - Clinical Chemistry II (spring)3
BHSC 242 - Immunology (spring)3
MLS 255 - Clinical Microbiology II (fall)3
MLS 231 - Hematology (fall)3
Other Approved Electives3



The minor is not available to Medical Laboratory Science majors.


  • Start Date: August
  • Duration: 18 Credits
  • Learning Format: On Campus

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Koela Ray, Senior Lecturer