2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

The Department of Biological and Physical Sciences, cont'd

 

Bachelor of Science Degree
Major in Biology
Medical Laboratory Science Option

Students with a 2.5 GPA or higher can apply for a fifth year of professional training to earn a degree in Biology/Medical Laboratory Science Option from MSU Billings.  Total credits for graduation are 128.  Additional credits are required in this option because students take an additional three semesters of courses.  These additional semesters are necessary because professional training programs approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) are 12 months in duration.

All students desiring to become a certified Clinical Laboratory Scientist must take a national certification examination upon completion of the year of professional training.

Courses Credits
General Education Requirements
The following General Education courses also satisfy requirements in the major:  BIOB 160, BIOB 161, CHMY 141, and STAT 216.  Students should consult with an academic advisor before registering for General Education courses in order to minimize the number of courses needed to satisfy the requirements of the major.
31
Professional Medical Lab Training Core 37
Biology Requirements
*BIOB 160 Principles of Living Systems 3
*BIOB 161 Principles of Living Systems Laboratory 1
BIOB 260 Cellular and Molecular Biology 3
BIOB 261 Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory 1
BIOB 375 General Genetics 3
BIOB 376 General Genetics Lab 1
BIOB 410 Immunology 3
BIOB 499 Senior Thesis/Capstone 1
BIOH 301 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOH 302 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1
BIOH 311 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIOH 312 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1
BIOH 405 Hematology 3
BIOH 406 Hematology Laboratory 1
BIOM 250 Microbiology for Health Sciences 3
BIOM 251 Microbiology for Health Sciences Lab 1
BIOM 427 General Parasitology 2
BIOM 400 Medical Microbiology 3
BIOM 401 Medical Microbiology Lab 1
Unrestricted Biology Elective 2
Biology Total 40
Chemistry Requirements
*CHMY 141 College Chemistry I 3
*CHMY 142 College Chemistry Laboratory I 1
CHMY 143 College Chemistry II 3
CHMY 144 College Chemistry Laboratory II 1
CHMY 211 Elements of Organic Chemistry 3
CHMY 212 Elements of Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
^CHMY 311 Analytical Chemistry-Quantitative Analysis 3
^CHMY 312 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory-Quantitative Analysis 1
BCH 380 Biochemistry 3
BCH 381 Biochemistry Lab 1
Chemistry Total 16

^Highly recommended but not required.

NOTE:  Students wishing to obtain a minor in Chemistry will need to take CHMY 321, 322, 323, 324 instead of CHMY 211, 212 and CHMY 311, 312.

Mathematics/Statistics Requirement
Choose one:
*STAT 216 Introduction to Statistics 4
STAT 217 Intermediate Statistical Concepts 4
Mathematics/Statistics Total 4
Physics Requirements
Choose one Physics course with lab:
*PHSX 205 College Physics I 3
*PHSX 206 College Physics I Laboratory 1
   OR

PHSX 220 Physics I
3
PHSX 221 Physics I Laboratory.Physics
1
Total 4
Total minimum credits required for major 64
Total minimum credits for internship 37
Restricted electives selected with advisor approval 6
Total minimum credits for degree 128

*May satisfy General Education requirements.

Courses in the professional training core (BIOH 470 Summer Clinical Laboratory, BIOH 471 Professional Training I Fall Semester and BIOH 472 Professional Training II Spring Semester) will be taught at an affiliated institution, either at Montana State University Bozeman; University of North Dakota, Grand Forks; Sacred Heart School of Medical Technology, Spokane, Washington; or the Colorado Center for Medical Laboratory Science, Aurora.  The training and credits from all four programs will allow students to fulfill the requirements needed to take the national examinations to become certified clinical laboratory scientists or medical technologists.  All students enrolled at each training program site will remain MUS students at their respective institutions.

Suggested Plan of Study

BS in Biology
Medical Laboratory Science Option
Certain courses in this program have prerequisites; students should check the course descriptions for required prerequisites.

Start Even Year

First Year Fall Even
BIOB 160/161
CHMY 141/142
General Education
First Year Spring Odd
CHMY 143/144
BIOM 250/251
General Education
Second Year Fall Odd
BIOB 260/261
BIOH 301/302
General Education
Second Year Spring Even
CHMY 211/212
BIOB 375/376
BIOH 311/312
Third Year Fall Even
BCH 380/381
STAT 216
General Education
Third Year Spring Odd
BIOM 427
BIOB 410
Biology Elective
General Education
Fourth Year Fall Odd
PHSX 205/206
BIOB 499
General Education
Fourth Year Spring Even
BIOM 400/401
BIOH 405/406
General Education
Fifth Year
Professional Training

Start Odd Year

First Year Fall Odd
BIOB 160/161
CHMY 141/142
General Education
First Year Spring Even
CHMY 143/144
BIOM 250/251
General Education
Second Year Fall Even
BIOB 260/261
BIOH 301/302
General Education
Second Year Spring Odd
CHMY 211/212
BIOB 375/376
BIOH 311/312
Third Year Fall Odd
BCH 380/381
STAT 216
General Education
Third Year Spring Even
BIOM 400/401
BIOH 405/406
General Education
Fourth Year Fall Even
PHSX 205/206
BIOB 499
General Education
Fourth Year Spring Odd
BIOM 427
BIOB 410
Biology Elective
General Education
Fifth Year
Professional Training

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