Biology – Medical Laboratory Science



We appreciate your interest in Troy University.


Troy University is dedicated to making the transfer transition as easy as possible.  As required by
Alabama State Law, Troy University will take your course work as outlined on the STARS Transfer Guide and graduate you with the same number of hours as our native students in the same major (assuming you do not change majors).  The STARS Transfer Guide and the Troy University Area V page, if used correctly, guides the student through their first two years of course work and prevents loss of credit hours upon transfer to Troy University.  If you have obtained a STARS Transfer Guide for Biology, we would strongly recommend that you print this page and use it along with your official STARS guide.  Upon transfer, please bring these documents so that we can insure a smooth academic transition from the community college to one of our Troy University Campuses. 


This is for use with Alabama Community College students only.  If you are transferring to Troy University from another institution outside of the Alabama Community College System, please contact our
admissions office for up-to-date transfer information.

INSTRUCTIONS:  You are to follow the appropriate STARS transfer guide as directed in each AREA of your major specific guide, unless exceptions and/or recommendations are noted in the corresponding AREA(S) I-V on this TROY-AREA V document.  For any recommendations made below, please follow them within each AREA for a more seamless transfer experience to TROY.

MAJOR:  Biology – Medical Laboratory Science 

             (Use the Biology Transfer Guide)    (This major is available through the Troy Campus only)


AREA I-V Recommendations:



A grade of "C" or higher is required in Composition I and II at Troy University.  "D" grades will not transfer.


When selecting courses from Areas II and IV, please note that at least one 6sh sequence in either Literature (Area II) or History (Area IV) must be completed.


A grade of "C" or higher is required in the Math course chosen.  "D" grades will not transfer.
Students attending Troy University are required to take Calculus I for their math course.  Students attending a community college are strongly encouraged to take MTH 125(Calculus I) to meet this requirement.


When selecting courses from Areas II and IV, please note that at least one 6sh sequence in either Literature (Area II) or History (Area IV) must be completed.


NOTE:  TROY does not recommend you take the additional 4sh from Areas II-IV as listed in Area V on the transfer guide.  They will only count as free electives with TROY.

The remaining 23 SH in Area V can be obtained at the community college by taking 23 SH from the following:


  • CHM 111 (College Chemistry I)(4 SH)

  • CHM 112 (College Chemistry II)(4 SH)

  • ORI 101 (Orientation to College)(1 SH)

  • CIS 146 (Microcomputer Applications)(3 SH)

  • MTH 265 (Elementary Statistics)(3 SH)

  • BIO 201 (Human Anatomy & Physiology I)(4 SH)

  • BIO 202 (Human Anatomy & Physiology II)(4 SH)

  • BIO 220 (General Microbiology) (4 SH)

Troy University Baccalaureate Degrees
The student seeking a baccalaureate degree must meet the following credit hour requirements:
1.  A minimum of 120 SH
2.  At least 50 percent of the degree program must be traditional academic credit
3.  No more than 25 percent of the degree program may be earned using portfolio based credit.
4.  At least 25 percent of the degree program must be completed with Troy University.
5.  Twelve (12) semester hours of work in each major field must be completed in residence at Troy University.
6.  Students must earn a minimum of 50 percent of all degree program hours on a senior college level in order to graduate from Troy University with a bachelor's degree

Please print this page, fill in your name and today's date, and attach it to your STARS Transfer Guide.  Together this page and the transfer guide comprise the articulation agreement for students in your major who plan to transfer to Troy University.

Your Name: __________________________________ Date: ___________________

Biology – Medical Laboratory Science Contact Person

(If you have questions please contact the following person)

Name:  Dr. Joong-Wook Park
Office:  210E MSCX, Troy University, University Avenue, Troy, AL 36082
Phone:  334-808-6416

Other Helpful Links:

·      TROY Transfer Credit Listings

·      TROY’s General Studies Program

·      TROY Catalogs

·      TROY Home Page

·      TROY Admissions

·      TROY Financial Aid