About This Minor

Choose upper level courses from several  laboratory science disciplines or focus on one area such as:

  • Hematology
  • Microbiology
  • Clinical chemistry
  • Immunohematology

This minor does not offer clinical practicum courses.

Completion of this minor does not confer eligibility to write national certification examinations.

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Required Courses

  • 12 credit hours (about four courses)

The courses in this minor have prerequisites. If the prerequisites courses are not already a part of your undergraduate program, they may increase your total credit hours. Substitute of non-MLS courses require the permission of the program director.

A minor can only be earned as part of an undergraduate program. Talk with an ODUGlobal enrollment coordinator to determine if you have credits that will transfer.

Online Learning Environment

Access course materials online from any location. Many classes don't have a scheduled meeting time, so you can fit class into your personal schedule. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$374 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-State Students$407 per credit hour

Active duty military students may qualify for a discounted undergraduate tuition rate.

These tuition rates are effective Summer 2022 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

This minor can only be completed as part of an undergraduate degree from ODU. Learn more about our online bachelor's programs today!

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We offer a free transfer evaluation before you apply, so you'll know how your credits may transfer. Let us know which program you're interested in, and we'll contact you to get the process started.

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