May 28, 2024  
2023-2024 UMA Catalog 
2023-2024 UMA Catalog

Biology MLT 2+2, BA

Delivery Area: Augusta

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements:

  • Minimum 127-129 Credit Hours
  • Writing Intensive Course
  • Minimum Cumulative G.P.A.: 2.00
  • 30 Credit Hours of Residency Courses
  • 9 Credits of Upper-Level Major Residency Courses
  • Minimum G.P.A. in the Major: 2.00
  • Minimum Grade of “C-” or better in 30 upper-level credits as well as all upper-level courses required in the major

Medical Laboratory Technology Admissions Requirements:

Applicants who do not meet these requirements may qualify for admissions by completing comparable course work at UMA and will be admitted into the Pre-MLT track. Enrollment in the Biology MLT 2+2 does not guarantee admissions to the MLT courses.

  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • High School Biology with lab or BIO 110  must be passed with a “C-” or higher
  • High School Chemistry with Lab or CHY 100  must be passed with a “C-” or higher
  • ENG 100  or course waiver
  • 2.00 Grade Point Average (GPA) or higher

MLT Major Requirements (62 Credit Hours):

All BIO, CHY, and MLT Courses Must Be Passed with a Grade of C+ or Higher

Remaining UMA MLT Requirements:

To complete the AS in MLT from UMA prior to completing the Biology degree, students must also complete the following requirements as listed under the “other program requirements” section, which also meet the Biology requirements:

  • 100-level communications elective
  • 3 CR
  • one Writing Intensive course (ENG 102W  recommended)
  • one Fine Arts or Humanities Elective (satisfied with ENG 102W )
  • One Social Science elective (see options below)

Remaining Biology Program Major Requirements (35 Credit Hours):

Other Program Requirements (30-32 Credit Hours):

Complete one of the following Computer Information Systems courses (3):

Complete one of the following Fine Arts electives (3):

Complete two of the following Social Science electives (6):

From two different disciplines:

  • ANT 1xx any 100-level Anthropology course
  • ECO 1xx any 100-level Economics course
  • 3 CR
  • 3 CR
  • JUS 1xx any 100-level Justice Studies course
  • POS 1xx any 100-level Political Science course
  • PSY 1xx any 100-level Psychology course
  • SOC 1xx any 100-level Sociology course
  • SSC 1xx any 100-level Social Science course

Advising Notes:

  • To complete the ASMLT degree prior to completing the BABIO degree, students must complete the communications requirement, ENG 101 , one social science elective, a fine arts or humanities elective and a writing intensive elective (ENG 102W  recommended).
  • Students who are not admitted to the MLT program must complete all requirements for the BA in Biology degree  to complete the program.

General Education:

It is the intention of the University of Maine at Augusta that every degree graduate will be prepared to function in our society as an effective and informed citizen.  To this end, the faculty has designed a set of minimum expectations that students are expected to satisfy.  The aspirations are defined by core skills, competencies, and abilities as well as knowledge based learning experiences that are the grounds for the General Education Requirements.  To learn more, visit