May 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Laboratory Science, B.S.M.L.S. (Online)

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum  for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

General Requirements (Core A - E) Credit Hours: 42

Additional Requirements Credit Hours: 4

Total Credit Hours: 124

1 Selected Organic Chemistry course must be taken before students can be accepted into the program.

2 Clinical Practicum (MEDT 4715 ) can be taken as many times as needed to meet program credit requirements.

Additional Program Information

The Medical Laboratory Science Program at Georgia Southern University offers an online track consisting of a Post-Baccalaureate option and a Career Track option. The Post-Baccalaureate option is for students with a BS in biology, chemistry, or related science. The Career Track option is for a certified MLT wishing to pursue a BS in MLS degree. See the MLS webpage for more details.

Program Admission Criteria

Admission to Georgia Southern University:

All transfer credits must be evaluated by the Undergraduate Office of Admissions and posted on the Georgia Southern transcript upon official acceptance to the University. 

Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to the Medical Laboratory Science program. The department has a separate formal admissions process managed by the Allied Health Centralized Application Service (AHCAS). Cohorts start each Fall Semester. See the webpage for the AHCAS application process.

Admission is made on a space-available basis and is limited to the best-qualified students. Meeting admission criteria does not constitute acceptance into the program.


  1. Completion of all core requirements for the major before the program start date. Exceptions may be made for students lacking the legislative requirement or HLPR 2000 
  2. A minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.
  3. A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in Core Areas A, D, and F. 
  4. A calculated GPA of 2.5 or greater in math and science courses found in Area A, D, and F. This calculated GPA inclueds all passed and failed attempts of a course with the exception of courses for which grade forgiveness or academic renewal has been approved. 
  5. Students with outstanding admission requirements must provide proof of meeting the requirements to the program coordinator before the beginning of the admitted semester. Failure to do so will result in removal from the admitted list. 
  6. Students who are dismissed from the program due to course failures may be considered for re-admission to the program after a period of 5 years. 

Progression Requirements

Students must earn a C or better in each course in the major field of study. If a student makes an F in any major field of study course, the student will be dismissed from the program with no readmission option. A student may repeat a single medical laboratory science course if they make a D only once. Students who must repeat a course may do so at the next offering, provided space is available. Students who fail to earn a C or better in a repeated medical laboratory science course or fail to earn a C in a subsequent medical laboratory science course will be dismissed from the program with no possibility of readmission.

Students must maintain an overall adjusted grade point average of 2.0 or higher. A student who falls below this will be placed on suspension from the program for one semester. If the student’s grade point average is not raised by the end of the next semester, the student will be dismissed from the program. Students must complete the professional course work within three consecutive years from initial admission to the Medical Laboratory Science program.

Students must complete the Medical Laboratory Science program within three consecutive academic years from the date of initial entry. Students who do not complete the program within this time limit must reapply for admission, meet current criteria for admission, and have their previous credits evaluated at the time of their subsequent admission. Students who are readmitted must meet course requirements in effect at the time of readmission.

Honors in Medical Laboratory Science

To graduate with Honors in Medical Laboratory Science, a student must:

  • be admitted to the Honors College
  • complete and present an Honors Capstone Project equivalent to three credit hours with a measurable outcome approved by the Medical Laboratory Science faculty assigned to the project
  • maintain a 3.3 overall GPA, including a minimum GPA of 3.5 in all major courses applied toward graduation
  • be in good standing in the Honors College at the time of graduation


Undergraduate Academic Advisement at Georgia Southern is provided to all degree-seeking undergraduate students by professional advisors. Academic Advisors are located on all three Georgia Southern University campuses. Students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor at least once a semester. For more information visit the Academic Advisement  catalog page.