Program Information

The following documents contain 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 ā€œCā€ (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 ā€œCā€ 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 submit all of the following materials by the application deadline to be considered for a formal interview and admission:

  • MLS Program Application
    • Use the link above to fill out the application. It will ask for information such as: personal data, education history (high school and college), activities (clubs, hobbies, etc.), course enrollment, incomplete prerequisites, and brief statement of interest in the MLS program.
  • Reference Information
    • Use the link above to submit information for each of your references that will aid in determining your academic ability. A total of three (3) references are required. A minimum of two (2) references must be from science professors; one (1) employer or non-science professor reference is acceptable. 
    • *References from personal acquaintances, co-workers, high school teachers, volunteer and unpaid internship supervisors, and teaching assistants are not acceptable references.
  • A formal interview

Application Deadline 
An MLS Program Application and three (3) references are required. 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.


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