Freshman Year

BIOB 160—Principles of Living Systems (4 cr) (or) BIOB 260 Cellular & Molecular Biology (4 cr)

BIOH 201–Anatomy & Physiol I (5 cr)

CHMY 141–College Chemistry I  (4 cr)

CHMY 143–College Chemistry II  (4 cr)

BIOM 101–Careers in Microbiology (1 cr)

University Core and Electives

Sophomore Year

BCH 380–Biochemistry  (5 cr)

BIOH 211–Anatomy & Physiol II (4 cr)

CHMY 211–Elements of Organic Chemistry (5 cr)

BIOM 360–General Microbiology (5 cr)

STAT 216Q–Introduction to Statistics (3 cr)

University Core and Electives

Junior Year

BIOB 410–Immunology

BIOB 411–Immunology Laboratory

BIOM 435–Virology (3 cr)

BIOH 405–Hematology

BIOH 406–Hematology Laboratory

BIOM 497—Educational Methods: Microbiology (2 cr)

Take one of the following two choices:

BIOM 450–Microbial Physiology (3 cr)(or) BIOM 410–Microbial Genetics (3 cr)

BIOM 431–Medical Bacteriology (3 cr)

BIOM 432–Medical Bacteriology Lab (2 cr)

BIOM 441–Eukaryotic Pathogens (4 cr)

University Core and Electives

Suggested Electives
(some taught alternating years)

Senior Professional Year Montana Medical Laboratory Science Training Program

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 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 professional training programs approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Standards (NAACLS) are twelve months in duration and not nine.
The following courses are required in the program:
If attend Sacred Heart Medical Center (Spokane) or Colorado Center for MLS (Denver):
BIOH 470- Summer Clinical Practicum – 12 credits Clinical Immunohematology I; Clinical Chemistry Theory; Clinical Laboratory I; Clinical Hemostasis; Clinical Microscopy and Urinalysis; Clinical Body Fluids; Clinical Immunohematology Theory; Clinical Microbiology Theory and Laboratory
BIOH 471- Professional Training I – Fall Semester (Training Site) – 13 credits. Clinical Immunohematiology II; Clinical Chemistry I; Clinical Hematology I; Clinical Laboratory II; Clinical Microbiology I; Clinical Laboratory III; Clinical Immunology; Medical Mycology
BIOH 472- Professional Training II – Spring Semester (Training Site) – 12 credits. Financial and Quality Management of the Clinical Laboratory; Clinical Chemistry II; Clinical Immunohematology III; Clinical Microbiology II; Clinical Hematology II
If attend the Montana Medical Laboratory Science Training Program:

Summer Semester

BIOH 464 Clinical Hematology and Body Fluids (2 cr)
BIOH 466 Clinical Microbiology I (3 cr)
BIOH 467 Clinical Chemistry I (3 cr)
BIOH 468 Clinical Immunohematology I (2 cr)
BIOH 469 Essentials of Clinical Laboratory Practice (1 cr)
Total: 11 credits

Fall Semester

BIOH 473 Laboratory Practice II (1 cr)
BIOH 474 Clinical Hematology II (2 cr)
BIOH 475 Hemostasis (1 cr)
BIOH 476 Clinical Microbiology II (3 cr)
BIOH 477 Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis II (3 cr)
BIOH 478 Clinical Immunohematology II (2 cr)
BIOH 479 Clinical Immunology/Serology (1 cr)
Total: 13 credits

Spring Semester

BIOH 482 Laboratory Practice III (2 cr)
BIOH 484 Clinical Hematology III (2 cr)
BIOH 486 Clinical Microbiology III and Molecular Diagnostics (2 cr)
BIOH 487 Clinical Chemistry III (2 cr)
BIOH 488 Clinical Immunohematology III (3 cr)
BIOH 489 Laboratory Management (1 cr)
Total: 12 credits