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.

Prerequisite Requirements

To be completed at The College of Idaho

BIO-201Molecules to Cells

3 credits

BIO-201LMolecules to Cells Lab

1 credit

-or

BIO-210LMolecules to Cells Research-Based Lab

1 credit

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BIO-202Organismal Biology

3 credits

BIO-202LOrganismal Biology

1 credit

BIO-224Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3 credits

BIO-224LHuman Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

1 credit

BIO-225Human Anatomy and Physiology II

3 credits

BIO-225LHuman Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

1 credit

BIO-316Genetics

3 credits

BIO-330Cell Biology

3 credits

BIO-360Microbiology

3 credits

BIO-360LMicrobiology Lab

1 credit

BIO-361Pathobiology

3 credits

BIO365Immunology

3 credits

CHE-141General Chemistry I

3 credits

CHE-142General Chemistry II

3 credits

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MAT-125Data Analysis and Statistics

3 credits

-or

MAT-212Multiple Regression Analysis

3 credits

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MAT-150Applied Calculus: a Modeling Approach

4 credits

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

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