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Medical Laboratory Science Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: School of Medicine
Pathway: Healthcare

Do you want a bachelor’s degree that prepares you for immediate employment? The national shortage of medical laboratory scientists means our students typically have jobs waiting for them when they graduate.

Academics

Fall
  • CHEM 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    MATH 126A College Algebra 5-Day or
    MATH 126B College Algebra 4-Day or
    MATH 126C College Algebra 3-Day
  • Select one of the following courses:
    4
    BIOL 101 General Biology or
    BIOL 115 Principles of Biology
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
15
Spring
  • CHEM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    4
    BIOL 102 General Biology or
    BIOL 117 Introductory Physiology
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
14
Fall
  • CHEM 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    MATH 126A College Algebra 5-Day or
    MATH 126B College Algebra 4-Day or
    MATH 126C College Algebra 3-Day
  • Select one of the following courses:
    4
    BIOL 101 General Biology or
    BIOL 115 Principles of Biology
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
15
Spring
  • CHEM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    4
    BIOL 102 General Biology or
    BIOL 117 Introductory Physiology
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
14
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Participate in Adventure WV's Sophomore Outdoor Adventure Re-orientation (SOAR) program
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Take the Focus 2 Assessment
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Consult Student Legal Services for advice on what to look for in an off-campus housing contract
  • Attend Monday Night Lights
  • Participate in the PRT cram

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Join a student organization
  • Participate in hall council or attend a hall council program
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Take a language course
  • Have a challenging conversation with someone from a different background

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Attend WELLWVU Bystander Intervention Training
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Download a chillPACK at well.wvu.edu

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a career fair

Academics

Fall
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    STAT 211 Elementary Statistical Inference or
    ECON 225 Elementary Business and Economics Statistics
  • CHEM 233 Organic Chemistry Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 235 Organic Chemistry Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Elective
    1
14
Spring
  • CHEM 234 Organic Chemistry Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 236 Organic Chemistry Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Electives
    6
13
Fall
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    STAT 211 Elementary Statistical Inference or
    ECON 225 Elementary Business and Economics Statistics
  • CHEM 233 Organic Chemistry Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 235 Organic Chemistry Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
13
Spring
  • CHEM 234 Organic Chemistry Exclamation Point
    3
  • CHEM 236 Organic Chemistry Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Elective
    2
9
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Participate in an Adventure WV international adventure
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Join an intramural team
  • Make your own decisions about drinking and do the WELLWVU CHOICES toolkit program
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Take a fitness class at the Rec Center

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • PATH 300 Introduction to Pathology
    3
  • PATH 320 Basic Clinical Biochemistry
    3
  • PSIO 441 Mechanisms of Body Function Exclamation Point
    4
  • PATH 380 Introduction to Immunology
    1
  • PATH 303 Clinical Lab Applications Exclamation Point
    2
  • Electives
    2
15
Spring
  • PATH 340 Introduction to Hematology
    3
  • MICB 323 Medical Microbiology/Lab
    5
  • PATH 310 Clinical Laboratory Mycology
    1
  • PATH 329 Clinical Chemistry 1 Exclamation Point
    2
  • PATH 381 Research and Educational Methodology
    2
  • PATH 472 Urinalysis and Body Fluids Laboratory
    1
  • PATH 470 Clinical Microscopy
    1
15
Summer
  • PATH 440 Clinical Hematology
    3
3
Fall
  • PATH 300 Introduction to Pathology
    3
  • PATH 320 Basic Clinical Biochemistry
    3
  • PSIO 441 Mechanisms of Body Function Exclamation Point
    4
  • PATH 380 Introduction to Immunology
    1
  • PATH 303 Clinical Lab Applications Exclamation Point
    2
  • PATH 200 Medical Terminology
    3
16
Spring
  • MICB 323 Medical Microbiology/Lab
    5
  • NBAN 205 Introduction to Human Anatomy Exclamation Point
    3
  • PATH 381 Research and Educational Methodology
    2
  • PATH 304 Histotechnology Microanatomy
    3
  • PATH 306 Histotechnique 1
    3
16
Summer
  • PATH 305 Staining Techniques 1 Exclamation Point
    4
  • PATH 406 Histotechnique 2
    3
7
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Engage in undergraduate research
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Complete the Campus Read

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a football game
  • Attend a student or faculty performance at the Creative Arts Center
  • Attend a Ring Day ceremony (where you will receive your WVU class ring)
  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Work on a community service project
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Take a class on healthy cooking
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Join an intramural team

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Consider graduate or professional school
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Attend a career fair
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization

Academics

Fall
  • PATH 450 Clinical Microbiology
    3
  • PATH 420 Immunology and Blood Banking Exclamation Point
    3
  • PATH 430 Clinical Chemistry 2
    3
  • PATH 480 Clinical Immunology
    2
  • PATH 465 Medical Laboratory Management
    2
  • PATH 481 Clinical Immunology Laboratory
    1
14
Spring
  • PATH 403 Community Service Practicum
    1
  • PATH 475 Medical Relevance
    3
  • PATH 421 Immunohematology and Blood Banking Laboratory
    3
  • PATH 451 Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
    3
  • PATH 431 Clinical Chemistry Laboratory
    3
  • PATH 441 Clinical Hematology Laboratory
    3
  • PATH 401 Phlebotomy
    1
17
Fall
  • PATH 465 Medical Laboratory Management
    2
  • PATH 405 Staining Techniques 2
    4
  • PATH 407 Histology Laboratory
    8
  • PATH 409 Molecular Pathology for Laboratory Professionals
    2
16
Spring
  • PATH 403 Community Service Practicum
    1
  • PATH 475 Medical Relevance
    3
  • PATH 408 Histotechnologist Practicum
    10
14
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Sign up for graduation
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire
  • International students: Participate in international social events

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Join a student organization
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Become a level 3 Bystander Trainer
  • Exercise daily
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Attend a career fair
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

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