University of Southern Indiana

Pre-Medical Laboratory Sciences

MLS Professionals in the Laboratory

Medical Laboratory Science professionals are a crucial element of healthcare. These scientists provide laboratory analyses and assist physicians in treatment and diagnosis. Generation of accurate laboratory test results requires expertise at the laboratory bench as well as in areas such as chemistry, immunology, microbiology, and molecular biology.

In the Covid-19 pandemic, Medical Laboratory Scientists are serving on the front lines by managing Covid testing for many hospitals and laboratories. The ability to reliably conduct tests, evaluate results, and integrate data helps these professionals keep us healthy.

USI has Articulation Agreements with two Excellent MLS Training Programs

Good Samaritan MLS Program

Owensboro Health MLS Program

USI offers articulation agreement with two Medical Laboratory Sciences programs in our region. These programs allow you to start your educational career at USI and then transition to the MLS program. At the end of your training you will have completed both your Bachelors degree and MLS Certification.

Undergraduate Coursework

Students interested in MLS training must complete the following coursework, which is part of their USI Biology or Biochemistry degree:

  • 16 hours of Biology - Suggested Courses: Principles of Biology, Zoology, Microbiology, Immunology, Genetics, and Anatomy & Physiology
  • 16 hours of Chemistry - Suggested Courses: General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Quantitative Analysis
  • 3 hours of Math - Suggested Courses: Biostatistics or Principles of Statistics
  • Other Suggested Courses: Physics, Histology, Comparative Anatomy, Physiology

For more information on MLS professional opportunities, visit:

American Society of Clinical Laboratory Sciences

American Society of Clinical Laboratory Sciences

National Acrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

For questions about Pre-Medical Laboratory Sciences preparation in Biology, please contact: 

Eric McCloud
Dr. Eric McCloud
Associate Professor of Biology
Contact: 812-465-1228
Science Center 1261


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