First-year MDS student Kortney Hudak performs a molecular pipette experiment alongside classmates.
MDS students work together in the student laboratory.

Required Courses

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology (If the course is not titled “Cell Biology”, submit the name and description of the course that best matches this pre-requisite with your application for evaluation by the admissions committee.)
  • Human Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Mathematics (college level, other than statistics)

Recommended Course

  • Statistics (Biostatistics is preferred)

Pre-requisite courses may be taken at UNC or at another college or university. Applicants who are certified as MLS(ASCP) or equivalent are deemed to have satisfied all prerequisites.