School of Health Sciences Medical Laboratory Science

COMLE Internship Entrance Requirements

For those students electing to compete for an internship through one of the COMLE sites listed below, please be aware of their specific admission requirements.
  • Sanford Sioux Falls, SD
  • Mercy Hospital, Sioux City, IA
  • St. Luke's Hospital, Sioux City, IA
COMLE Internship Entrance Requirements

Prior to entering a COMLE program, the student must have completed all pre-clinical course requirements at his/her college or university. The "3 plus 1" student must be eligible for a baccalaureate degree upon satisfactory completion of the clinical program.

  • The minimal pre-clinical course and credit requirements are*:
    • Sixteen semester hours of chemistry. This includes organic and/or biological chemistry.
    • Sixteen semester hours of biological sciences to include anatomy and/or physiology, genetics and/or molecular biology, a course in microbiology, and immunology (2 credit min.) is required.
    • One course of college level mathematics and statistics.
*The chemistry and biological science courses must be acceptable toward a major in those fields or in medical technology, or be certified by the college/university as equivalent. Survey courses do not qualify as fulfillment of the prerequisites. Remedial mathematics courses will not satisfy the mathematics requirement. Required classes must be completed with a letter grade of C or higher.