Required Courses

Course Title Number Credits Semester(s) offered Prerequisite Course(s)
Biostatistics for Laboratory Professionals CLSC 708 3 Summer Session II
Principles of Molecular Diagnostics CLSC 710 3 Fall
Molecular Genetics and Diseases CLSC 720 3 Spring CLSC 710
Research Methods CLSC 730 3 Fall CLSC 708
Method Evaluation CLSC 735 3 Spring CLSC 730
Clinical Laboratory Administration CLSC 750 3 Summer Session II
Educational Methods and Applications CLSC 770 3 Fall
MLS Education Practicum CLSC 775 3 Fall or Spring CLSC 770
(can be co-requisite)
Capstone CLSC780 3 Fall or Spring CLSC 730, 750, 770
Elective 1 3 Fall or Spring
Elective 2 3 Fall or Spring
Total Credits 33

Required Courses for Recent UNC CLS Graduates
(within the past 10 years)

Students who graduated from the UNC-CH Clinical Laboratory Science program within the past 10 years will take CLSC 772 (Education and Research in CLS: 3 credits) instead of CLSC 730 and 770. They are not required to take CLSC 750 and will take one additional elective for a total of 30 credits.

Course Title Number Credits Semester(s) offered Prerequisite Course(s)
Biostatistics for Laboratory Professionals CLSC 708 3 Summer Session II
Principles of Molecular Diagnostics CLSC 710 3 Fall
Molecular Genetics and Diseases CLSC 720 3 Spring CLSC 710
Method Evaluation CLSC 735 3 Spring CLSC 772
Education and Research in CLS CLSC 772 3 Fall CLSC 708
MLS Education Practicum CLSC 775 3 Fall or Spring CLSC 772
(can be co-requisite)
Capstone CLSC780 3 Fall or Spring CLSC 772
Elective 1 3 Fall or Spring
Elective 2 3 Fall or Spring
Elective 3 3 Fall or Spring
Total Credits 30

 

Electives

Elective courses must be approved by the student’s advisor.   Students may choose electives in the Division of CLS, in other UNC Departments, or at another college or university.  Up to 6 credits of electives that are taken during enrollment in the MLS graduate program may be transferred from another college or university for the degree.

Options for Electives

Students are encouraged to seek out elective courses that support their individual professional goals. The courses listed below are possible options, but students are not limited to these.

Course Formats

All courses offered by the Division of Clinical Laboratory Science (CLSC courses) are available online.  Electives may be on campus or online. Students may also take elective courses at other colleges and universities.

Advising

Enrolled students will be assigned a CLS faculty advisor who will review the student’s proposed plan of study and work with the student to adjust the plan as needed. MCLS-MLS students also have assistance from the Department of Allied Health Sciences Student Services office for issues related to registration and graduation.