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Medical Laboratory Science Pre-Major, AS-T1 Planning Guide

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How to use this Planning Guide:

This planning guide is a tool to help you understand what classes are recommended for this pre-major; review this information with your advisor as you develop an educational plan. 

  • Use the fillable AS-T Track 1 Degree Planning Guide  with the information below to plan your path to completing this pre-major. 
  • Click on “print degree planner” for a print-friendly version of this planning guide
  • The Class Schedule will tell you which classes each quarter meet requirements for your pre-major. 
  • The Annual Schedule  can provide information about when classes are typically offered throughout the year.

Where do I start?

You will complete an Associate of Science-Transfer (AS-T) Track 1 at Shoreline.

Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Medical Laboratory Science.

Another pathway option is Shoreline’s Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences AAAS in Medical Laboratory Technology. This two-year degree leads to a technician level employment license, but does not transfer to a university. For more information, visit http://www.shoreline.edu/medlabtech/.

What courses should I take?

General Education - 18-20 Credits

Communication (8-10 Credits)

Take ENGL& 101  and either ENGL& 102 , ENGL& 230 , or CMST& 101 .

Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)

Select one of the following courses:

HUM 105 , CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , MCS 105 PSYC 230  

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)

Humanities/Social Sciences - 15 Credits

Select one course from the Humanities  course list, one course from the Social Sciences  course list, and a third course from either list.

Pre-Major Requirements - 29.5 Credits

Major Sciences Sequence - 10 Credits

More information about programs in Medical Laboratory Science

Applicants must apply to both the Department of Laboratory Medicine and the UW Admissions Office. The application deadline is February 15th each year. The program admits some international students.

For more information, contact medtech@u.washington.edu or visit the website at http://depts.washington.edu/labweb/

The UW requires two years of the same world language in high school or two quarters in college for admission. Non-native speakers of English are exempt. Those on an international student visa will need to take an English proficiency exam, as per UW Admissions Requirements.


* The UW Medical Laboratory Science program requires MATH& 146  or MATH 211  for admission. The Associate in Science - Track 1, AS-T1 Planning Guide  degree also requires MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 . Students who choose not to take the extra math courses can graduate with an Associate in Arts-Individualized Plan (AA-IP) and still be prepared for a major in Medical Laboratory Technology. UW Medical Laboratory Science does not require organic chemistry labs, but Shoreline Chemistry Department does require them with the lecture classes. Additionally, Associate in Science Gen Ed and Distribution courses can be used towards Medical Laboratory Science graduate requirements.

** This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.

Where can I go for help?

For course information and entry codes contact:


General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229

International Student Academic Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302

Career Planning


Instructional Faculty Advisors

Linda Kuehnert
206-546-4575 lkuehnert@shoreline.edu Rm 2821
Dave Phippen
206-546-4572 dphippen@shoreline.edu Rm 2817
Torrey Stenmark
206-546-4505 tstenmark@shoreline.edu Rm 2823
Guy Ting
206-546-4692 gting@shoreline.edu Rm 2822
Joyce Fagel
206-546-6984 jfagel@shoreline.edu Rm 5229

Where can I transfer?

The only school in Washington state school that offers a Bachelor Level Medical Laboratory Science Program is the University of Washington, Seattle campus. The Associate in Science Transfer (AS-T) degree is designed to prepare students entrance into a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) program, such as Medical Laboratory Science. The primary focus of the AS-T degree is completion of the necessary math and science requirements for junior standing at Washington state baccalaureate institutions. Students will be required to take additional general education courses after transfer to fulfill university requirements.

Medical Laboratory Science -What is it?

With high precision microscopes and analyzers, Medical Laboratory Scientists use the scientific method in laboratories to conduct tests on blood, tissue and fluids of the human body. The test results are used by physicians and other medical professionals to detect, diagnose, monitor and treat disease.

Areas of study in Medical Laboratory Science: Chemistry, Microbiology, Coagulation, Hematology, Immunology, Virology, Body Tissues and Fluids, Specimen Processing, Clinical Testing Methods and Interpretation, Information Systems Management, Safety and Regulations, and Professional Ethics.

What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Science?

Medical Laboratory Scientists develop highly scientific, critical thinking, problem solving, quality assurance and technical skills that can be applied to a number of professions in the health care field. In addition to performing medical tests, Medical Technologists manage departments, consult with other health care professionals, conduct research and teach in hospitals, colleges and universities.

Potential employers include: Hospitals, medical centers, medical clinics, private laboratories, public health agencies, colleges and universities. For more, please visit career information and resources at http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.

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Shoreline, WA 98133-5696



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