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The College of Idaho Program in Medical Laboratory Science is a dual degree program in collaboration with Idaho State University (ISU). Under ordinary circumstances, students will attend The College of Idaho for three years, and then enter the Idaho State University Medical Laboratory Science program for their senior year. The Idaho State University program, which lasts for 12 months, includes all professional requirements, including all clinical experiences. When students have successfully completed the Idaho State University program, they will be granted dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Clinical Laboratory Science from both The College of Idaho and Idaho State University.

Entrance into the Idaho State University program is competitive. Idaho State University has offered up to four admission seats to College of Idaho students each year, but it is possible that more than four College of Idaho students will apply. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all prerequisite courses, and must apply for the Idaho State University program by January of their Junior year. Application may be considered after that date for competitive entry into the Medical Laboratory Science program. Due to the competitive nature of this program, students are strongly advised to pursue a complementary major or course of study along with the program prerequisites (though they will not need to complete it if they enter the Idaho State University program).

During their course work at The College of Idaho, students will be required to complete 93 credits, including PEAK minors in Social Sciences/History and Humanities/Fine Arts, in addition to all of the required prerequisite courses. The combination of the prerequisite courses and the ISU professional program will count for Natural Science and Professional Studies PEAKs. Please note that ISU only accepts a maximum of 8 credits in religion; therefore, the Religion Minor is not a viable option to fulfill the Humanities/Fine Arts PEAK.

Idaho State University Dual Degree in Medical Laboratory Science (BS/BS)

Course Course Title Credits

PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS

To be completed at The College of Idaho 

BIO-201

Molecules to Cells and Laboratory

4

BIO-202

Organismal Biology and Laboratory

4

BIO-303

Human Anatomy and Laboratory*

4

BIO-304

Human Physiology and Laboratory*

4

BIO-316

Genetics

3

BIO-330

Cell Biology

3

BIO-360

Microbiology and Laboratory*

4

BIO-361

Pathobiology

3

BIO-365

Immunology

3

CHE-141

General Chemistry I and Laboratory

4

CHE-142

General Chemistry II and Laboratory

4

MAT-125 or MAT-212

Data Analysis and Statistics (MAT-112 may substitute) or Advanced Statistical Methods

3

MAT-150

Applied Calculus (MAT-151 Calculus I may substitute)

4

Plus: 8 additional credits in Chemistry selected from Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry or
Analytical Chemistry. 

*Note: These courses must be taken at The College of Idaho