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    Oct 22, 2021  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Clinical Laboratory Science Major, BS

Students who complete the clinical laboratory science curriculum receive the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in clinical laboratory science from the College of Arts and Sciences. The curriculum requires a minimum of 90 hours of credit which includes the Basic Skills and Distribution requirements of the college and the University General Education Requirement prior to application for admission to a final year of study at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville (UTMCK). After the course of study is completed, UTMCK awards the student a Certificate of Laboratory Training. Students are then eligible for examination by the Board of Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists or the National Credentialing Agency to earn certification as clinical laboratory scientists or medical technologists. Admission to the clinical year is at the discretion of the admissions committee of the clinical laboratory science program at the UT Medical Center. Admission to and successful completion of the program below does not assure admission to the clinical phase of the clinical laboratory science program.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science • Clinical Laboratory Science Major


First Year

Hours Credit

ENGL 101 *-ENGL 102 * 6
1BIOL 130  4
BIOL 140  4
CHEM 120 *-CHEM 130 * 8
2Foreign Language – Intermediate Level* 6
3Mathematics* 6

Second Year

4CHEM 110  4
BCMB 230  5
BIOL 240  4
MICR 310 -MICR 319  5
Humanities* (one course from List A or B) 3
Non-US History* 6
Communicating through Writing (WC) course* 3

Third Year

Communicating Orally (OC) course* 3
4BCMB 310  4
MICR 420 , MICR 429  5
MICR 430  3
5Social Sciences* 6
Humanities* (one course from List A, B, or C) 3
Upper-Level Distribution (one course from List A and one course from List B) 6
6Elective 0-3

Fourth Year

Clinical Laboratory Science course of study at UT Medical Center in Knoxville (12-month program) 36

Total 120 (minimum)

* Meets University General Education Requirement.
1 Students who have previously completed BIOL 101  and BIOL 102  for their lab science requirement may substitute these two courses for BIOL 130 .
2 This plan assumes a student has had enough language background in high school to begin the intermediate language sequence at UTK.
3 MATH 115 -MATH 125 , MATH 123 -MATH 125 , MATH 151 -MATH 152 , or MATH 141 -MATH 142  are required for pre-clinical laboratory science students. Math placement depends on high school courses and grades, ACT scores, and BA/BS requirements.
4 Students who have completed CHEM 350 -CHEM 360 , CHEM 369  may substitute it for BCMB 310  and CHEM 110 .
5 BS students must complete a minimum of 2 courses from the University General Education Requirement – Social Sciences. The courses must be from two departments.
6 CLAS 273  is a highly recommended elective. One year of U.S. history must have been completed in high school or college prior to graduation from the clinical laboratory science program.