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

The Dual Degree Program in Medical Laboratory Science Cooperative Program is a collaborative effort 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 Bachelor of Science degrees 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 Sciences & Mathematics and Professional Studies & Enhancements PEAKs. Please note that ISU only accepts a maximum of 8 credits in Religion; therefore, the Religious Studies Minor is not a viable option to fulfill the Humanities & Fine Arts PEAK.

Course Course Title Credits

PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS

To be completed at The College of Idaho

BIO-201 or
BIO-210

Molecules to Cells and Laboratory or
Molecules to Cells and Integrated Laboratory Research

4

BIO-202

Organismal Biology and Laboratory

4

BIO-224

Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Laboratory

4

BIO-225

Human Anatomy and Physiology II 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 or
Multiple Regression Analysis

3

MAT-150

Applied Calculu: A Modeling Approach

4

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

Notes

Note: 16 credits upper-division coursework from above list must be taken at The College of Idaho