B.S. in Biology - Medical Laboratory Science Concentration

College of the Sciences and Mathematics
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Science requirements are met by CHE 103 and PHY 130
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements 9
Major Core Requirements
BIO 110General Biology 13
BIO 220Cell Physiology 13
BIO 230Genetics 13
BIO 490Biology Seminar 13
CHE 103General Chemistry I3
CRL 103Experimental General Chemistry I (LAB)1
CHE 104General Chemistry II3
CRL 104Experimental General Chemistry II (LAB)1
CHE 231Organic Chemistry I4
CRL 231Experimental Organic Chemistry I Lab2
CHE 232Organic Chemistry II3
PHY 130General Physics I 24
or PHY 170 Physics I
PHY 140General Physics II 24
or PHY 180 Physics II
MAT 121Introduction to Statistics I3
Select one semester of calculus3-4
Other Major Requirements
BIO 214General Microbiology 14
BIO 215General Botany 13
or BIO 217 General Zoology
BIO 407Hospital Internship in Medical Laboratory Science, Fall 113
BIO 408Hospital Internship in Medical Laboratory Science, Spring 113
BIO 465Immunology 14
Total Minimum Credits Required120

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
BIO 110 General Biology 3
CHE 103
CRL 103
General Chemistry I
and Experimental General Chemistry I (LAB)
Select one of the following: 3-4
Introduction to Statistics I  
Brief Calculus  
Calculus for the Life Sciences  
Calculus I  
Social Science #1 3
Semester Two
BIO 215
General Botany
or General Zoology
CHE 104
CRL 104
General Chemistry II
and Experimental General Chemistry II (LAB)
Select one of the following: 3-4
Introduction to Statistics I  
Calculus I  
Elective 3
Brief Calculus  
Calculus for the Life Sciences  
Year Two
Semester Three
BIO 214 General Microbiology 4
CHE 231
CRL 231
Organic Chemistry I
and Experimental Organic Chemistry I Lab
SPK 208
Public Speaking
or Business and Professional Speech Communication
Humanities #1  
Semester Four
BIO 220 Cell Physiology 3
BIO 230 Genetics 3
CHE 232 Organic Chemistry II 3
Humanities #2 3
Social Science #2 3
Year Three
Semester Five
PHY 130 General Physics I 4
BIO 465 Immunology 4
Art 3
Diversity (J) Course 3
Interdisciplinary (I) Course 3
Semester Six
PHY 140 General Physics II 4
BIO 490 Biology Seminar 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Year Four
Semester Seven
BIO 407 Hospital Internship in Medical Laboratory Science, Fall 13
Semester Eight
BIO 408 Hospital Internship in Medical Laboratory Science, Spring 13
 Total Credits119-121

An average of 16 semester hours per semester must be completed to enter the Medical Laboratory Science training in the fourth year.  If a student follows the proposed outline of courses, a total of 94 semester hours will be earned at WCU.  The additional 26 semester hours necessary for graduation will be earned at the affiliated hospital.