Medical Laboratory Sciences

Dorilyn Hitchcock, M.S., MT (ASCP)
Dorilyn J. Hitchcock, graduated from Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, MA with a BS degree in Medical Technology and Northeastern University with a MS degree also in Medical Technology. She is certified by ASCP as a Medical Technologist and licensed in the State of Florida as a supervisor in Chemistry, Hematology, Immunohematology and Serology. She has been the Program Director since December 1989 and her major teaching emphasis is hematology, microscopy, laboratory management and education, and clinical chemistry. She received the COHPA Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award in 1998 and 2004.

Program Information

The following documents include information on the MLS profession, curriculum, and suggested schedule of courses to complete the degree program.

Online Catalog
The official program of study for the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences is available online in the UCF Undergraduate Catalog.


Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered for admission:

  • Completion of the UCF General Education Program and Foreign Language Admission requirements
  • Completion of all prerequisite course requirements with a minimum grade of “C” (No CLEP, TSD, or AP credits accepted)
  • A combined GPA of 2.5 in prerequisites and the major courses

Important: Please note that admission to the University does not constitute admittance into the upper-division, limited-access Medical Laboratory Sciences program. The limited access is due to low student-clinical instructor ratio limits required for accreditation.


Prerequisites

The following prerequisite courses MUST be completed prior to entering the professional phase of this upper-division limited-access program. A minimum grade of “C” MUST be achieved in prerequisite courses. A GPA of 2.5 in prerequisites and the major courses is also required.

  • Biology I with Lab
  • Chemistry Fundamentals I and II
  • Chemistry Fundamentals Lab
  • Organic Chemistry I and II
  • Organic Laboratory Techniques I
  • General Microbiology with Lab
  • Human Anatomy with Lab
  • Human Physiology with Lab
  • College Algebra
  • Statistical Methods I

Application Process

Applicants must complete and/or submit all of the following materials by the application deadline to be considered for admission:

  • An MLS Program Application
  • Three (3) completed reference forms*
  • A formal interview

*A minimum of two (2) references must be from science professors; one (1) employer reference is acceptable. Reference forms should be sent directly to the program.

Application Materials

Application Deadline 
An MLS Program Application and three reference forms must be sent directly to the Medical Laboratory Sciences office. Preference will be given to those whose application files are complete by the March 1st deadline, but applications and materials will be accepted until the class is full.