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Allen College—UnityPoint Health Course Equivalency Guide: Medical Laboratory Science 3+1

Transfer Coursework

Students interested in the Medical Laboratory Science 3+1 program at Allen College—UnityPoint Health should take each of the following courses.


  • ENG-105 Composition I
  • ENG-106 Composition II
  • SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • Humanities electives (6 hours) *
    Humanities elective is defined by Allen CollegeUnityPoint as Art, Music, Theater, Dance, English, Foreign Language, Philosophy, History, Cultures, Civilization, Literature, Religion, Economics, and Communication Arts electives.

Social Sciences

  • SOC-110 Intro to Sociology
  • PSY-111 Intro to Psychology
  • Social Science elective *
    Social Science elective is defined by Allen College—UnityPoint as Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology electives.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • BIO-168 Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab
  • CHM-122 Intro to General Chemistry
  • CHM-132 Intro to Organic and Biochemistry
  • CHM-165 General Chemistry I
  • BIO-186 Microbiology
  • BIO-112 General Biology I w/lab
  • BIO-113 General Biology II w/lab
  • MAT-156 Statistics

Additional Requirements

  • Diversity elective * (any course exploring another culture; for example, courses with the corresponding prefix CLS or SOC-205)
  • Elective courses in any field (30 credits) *

* Please contact Student Services with course numbers to ensure transferability.

Program Admission

Students will also need to complete the following courses not offered at Hawkeye:

  • Organic Chemistry with lab (3–4 credits)
  • Biochemistry or an additional semester of Organic Chemistry (3–4 credits)

A 2.7 GPA is required for admission into the Medical Laboratory Science program.

Meeting admission criteria does not guarantee admission into the program.

All nursing students will be subject to a background check prior to admission and licensure.

Allen College—Unity Point Transfer Advisor 

Andrea Schmit
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