Medical Laboratory Science Option

Plan A

Freshman YearCredits
FallSpring
BIOM 101 - Careers in Microbiology1  
CHMY 141 - College Chemistry I4  
University Core and Electives10  
CHMY 143 - College Chemistry II  4
BIOB 160 - Principles of Living Systems  4
BIOH 201 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I  5
University Core and Electives  2
Year Total: 15 15
Sophomore YearCredits
FallSpring
CHMY 211 - Elements of Organic Chemistry5  
BIOH 211 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II4  
University Core and Electives6  
BCH 380 - Biochemistry  5
BIOM 360 - General Microbiology  5
STAT 216Q - Introduction to Statistics  3
University Core and Electives  2
Year Total: 15 15
Junior YearCredits
FallSpring
BIOM 494 - Seminar/Workshop (two semesters)
or BIOM 497 - Educational Methods: Microbiology
2  
BIOH 406 - Hematology Laboratory1  
BIOM 363 - Eukaryotic Cell Biology
or BIOM 450 - Microbial Physiology
3  
BIOB 410 - Immunology3  
BIOM 435 - Virology
or BIOM 400 - Medical Microbiology
3  
BIOH 405 - Hematology3  
BIOM 410 - Microbial Genetics  3
BIOM 431 - Medical Bacteriology  3
BIOM 432 - Med Bacteriology Lab  2
BIOM 441 - Eukaryotic Pathogens  4
University Core and Electives  6
Year Total: 15 15
Total Program Credits: 90

Senior Professional Year Medical Laboratory Science - Plan A

Students with a 2.5 GPA or higher can apply for a senior year of professional training. They will obtain a degree in Microbiology/Medical Laboratory Science option from MSU-Bozeman.  Total credits for graduation are 124-128; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above, and 32 of those credits must be in the distributed University Core. Note: Additional credits are required for this option because students take an additional summer session of courses. This additional semester is necessary because it meets the professional standards and is approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont IL 60018-5119; (773) 714-8880.

Courses for Montana Medical Laboratory Science (MMLS) Training Program

Credits
FallSpringSummer
If student attends the Montana Medical Laboratory Science Training Program:
BIOH 476 - Clinical Microbiology II3    
BIOH 477 - Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis II3    
BIOH 478 - Clinic Immunohematology II2    
BIOH 479 - Clinical Immunology/Serology1    
BIOH 473 - Laboratory Practice II1    
BIOH 474 - Clinical Hematology II2    
BIOH 475 - Clinical Hemostasis1    
BIOH 482 - Laboratory Practice III  2  
BIOH 484 - Clinical Hematology III  2  
BIOH 486 - Clinical Microbiology III and Molecular Diagnostics  2  
BIOH 487 - Clinical Chemistry III  2  
BIOH 488 - Clinical Immunohematology  3  
BIOH 489 - Laboratory Management  1  
BIOH 464 - Clinical Hematology and Body Fluids    2
BIOH 466 - Clin Microbiology I    3
BIOH 467 - Clinical Chemistry I    3
BIOH 468 - Clinical Immunohematology I    3
BIOH 469 - Essentials of Clinical Lab Practice    1
Total Program Credits: 37

Suggested Electives for Plan A

BIOM 405Host-Associated Microbiomes3
BIOM 425Toxicology: Science of Poisons3
BIOM 430Applied and Environmental Microbiology4
or BIOM 415 Microbial Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution
BIOM 455RResearch Mthds in Microbiology4

Plan B

Freshman YearCredits
FallSpring
CHMY 141 - College Chemistry I
& CHMY 142 - College Chemistry I Lab
4  
STAT 216Q - Introduction to Statistics3  
BIOM 101 - Careers in Microbiology1  
University Core and Electives7  
CHMY 143 - College Chemistry II
& CHMY 144 - College Chemistry II Lab
  4
BIOB 160 - Principles of Living Systems  4
University Core and Electives  7
Year Total: 15 15
Sophomore YearCredits
FallSpring
BIOM 360 - General Microbiology5  
CHMY 211 - Elements of Organic Chemistry
& CHMY 212 - Elements of Organic Chemistry Lab
5  
BIOH 201 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I5  
University Core and Electives0  
PHSX 205 - College Physics I  4
BIOH 211 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II  4
BCH 380 - Biochemistry
& BCH 381 - Biochemistry Lab
  5
University Core and Electives  2
Year Total: 15 15
Junior YearCredits
FallSpring
BIOM 363 - Eukaryotic Cell Biology3  
BIOH 405 - Hematology3  
BIOH 406 - Hematology Laboratory1  
University Core and Electives8  
BIOM 432 - Med Bacteriology Lab  2
BIOM 431 - Medical Bacteriology  3
University Core and Electives  10
Year Total: 15 15
Senior YearCredits
FallSpring
BIOM 494 - Seminar/Workshop (two semesters)
or BIOM 497 - Educational Methods: Microbiology
2  
BIOB 410 - Immunology3  
University Core and Electives10  
BIOM 410 - Microbial Genetics  3
BIOM 425 - Toxicology: Science of Poisons  3
BIOM 441 - Eukaryotic Pathogens  4
University Core and Electives  5
Year Total: 15 15
Total Program Credits: 120

Required Electives for Plan B

Take 3 additional courses from these choices:
BIOM 400Medical Microbiology3
BIOM 405Host-Associated Microbiomes3
BIOM 427General Parasitology4
BIOM 430Applied and Environmental Microbiology4
BIOM 435Virology3
BIOM 460Infectious Diseases Ecology and Spillover3
BIOM 455RResearch Mthds in Microbiology4
BIOM 457RResearch Methods in Immunology4