Route B: Traditional Campus-Based Program
The Medical Laboratory Science program at Thomas University offers the campus-based B.S. degree Program for all students who have not completed a formal Associates degree from a NAACLS accredited program.
The B.S. degree in Medical Laboratory Science designed for the student who has not achieved an A.A.S. degree in medical laboratory technology. Students interested in this degree must complete ALL core requirements before entering into the program classes. All core courses must be passed with a “C” or better, and the overall GPA of 2.75 will be required.
A maximum of 15 students are accepted each Fall Semester. Once accepted, students will begin a structured curriculum that includes online courses and supervised clinical experience. Students graduating with the B.S. degree in Medical Laboratory Science from Thomas University will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination at the Medical Laboratory Scientist level.
NOTE: ALL ROUTE B STUDENTS MUST RESIDE WITHIN A 50 MILE RADIUS OF THOMASVILLE, GA DUE TO LABS CONDUCTED 4 DAYS A WEEK ON CAMPUS. STUDENTS WHO MISS MORE THAN TWO LABS DURING A SEMESTER WILL BE ACADEMICALLY DISMISSED FROM THE MLS PROGRAM.
Students must be admitted to Thomas University AND the Medical Laboratory Science Program.
For admission to the University, provide the following to the Office of Admissions:
- Application for Undergraduate Admission
- A $35 non-refundable application fee
- Provide official academic and financial aid transcripts from ALL colleges and/or universities previously attended. These transcripts should be sent to: Admissions Office, Thomas University, 1501 Millpond Rd, Thomasville, GA, 31792. The Registrar and MLS Program Director will determine transferability of the courses.
For admission to the Medical Laboratory Science Program, the following criteria must be met by June 1st:
- Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or more in science courses (16 hrs biomedical science/12 hrs chemistry/and hrs math courses (including statistics)
- Completion of the MLS Route B: Traditional Application Packet
Students will receive a letter from the MLS Program Director stating official acceptance into the MLS Program. Decisions are made after June 1st each year for the upcoming Fall Semester.
Once accepted, the student will be required to submit the following:
- Completed physical exam document.
- Immunization records to include the Hepatitis B vaccination (or signed waiver form)
- Proof of a current PPD (TB test. Must be within last 6 months of admission)
- Drug screen
- Criminal background check (within 6 months of admission).
The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Additionally, this program is accredited by: National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS) 5600 North River Rd, Suite 720 Rosemont, IL 60018-5119 (773) 714-8880 www.naacls.org
For more information, e-mail TU Admissions or call 800-538-9784 ext 1114 or 229-227-6925