Major Changes

If you are interested in changing majors to Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Medical Laboratory Science or Medical Diagnostics, please contact the Program Director listed below.  The office is located in 305 Willard Hall.

Applied Molecular Biology & Biotechnology:  Dr. Esther Biswas-Fiss at

Medical Diagnostics:  Dr. Denene Lofland at

Medical Diagnostics, Pre PA Concentration: Dr. Virginia Hughes at

Medical Laboratory Science: Leslie Allhouse at 

Advising Appointments

Please use the Blue Hen Success Portal to make an advising appointment (MMSC students only).  Students not in MMSC should plan to attend Office Hours with any advising questions (listed below). 

For students in the “Interest” majors (typically those with  0-59 credits completed) your assigned advisor is Susan Coffing.  Students with 60 credits completed who have been accepted into the B.S. majors in Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (AMBB), Medical Diagnostics (MDD), Medical Diagnostics Pre PA (MDD-PPA) and Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) are assigned to a faculty advisor.  Steps to follow in Blue Hen Success for appointments: Get Assistance, Assigned Advisor, and follow the workflow to select a date/time.

If your Advisor is not listed, please email them directly.  Contact information is found here:

Susan Coffing Spring 2020 Appointment and Office Hours Schedule – 303F Willard Hall  Although every effort will be made to adhere to this schedule, there may be occasional unavoidable conflicts.  I apologize for any inconvenience.

Mondays 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Tuesdays 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Wednesdays 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Thursdays 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Office Hours
Mondays 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesdays 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Wednesdays 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Thursdays 10:30 am – 12:30 pm (no office hours Thursday 2/20/2020)


For advisement for graduate programs please contact Dr. Esther Biswas-Fiss at

Convocation Information – Spring 2020

To:  Medical and Molecular Sciences (MMSC) students scheduled to graduate/already graduated in Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 and Summer 2020,

Good afternoon and – for graduating seniors – welcome back to campus for your final semester as a UD undergraduate! To help in the planning process for you and your families/guests, we want to provide some preliminary information to you regarding convocation and commencement.  More detailed information will follow as we approach the date of these events.

Eligibility for these events includes all students with graduation terms of Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 and Summer 2020.  For information on items such as event-day parking, ordering regalia (cap and gown), Study Abroad Sashes, lodging, ADA Accommodations, Frequently Asked Questions, etc. go to 

Convocation, Department of Medical and Molecular Sciences (MMSC students only):

Date:  Friday May 29th, 2020 

Time:  7:00 pm (students please report by 5:45 pm for group photo and lineup)

Location:  South Tent (South Green between Laurel Hall and Morris library fountain)

Regalia:  Required

Duration:  Approximately one hour

Miscellaneous:  Students will be recognized individually as they walk across the podium

 – No tickets required

 – No application required

 – No balloons or signs/posters of any kind permitted per University policy


Commencement (for all UD graduating students):

Date:  Saturday May 30th, 2020

Time:  9:00 am (student lineup begins at 7:15 am)

Location:  Delaware Stadium

Regalia:  Required

Duration:  Approximately two hours

Miscellaneous:  Graduating students must use their student ID to enter and go through security check

 – Tickets will be required for all guests and will be available for students to request between April 6th and May 8th (up to 4-5 tickets per student; the number of tickets to be allotted per student will be determined by late February based on stadium construction timeline; check for ticket updates).

Look for more details in the next few months.  Have a wonderful last semester!

MMSC Course Registration

If you have questions regarding registration for courses offered by Medical & Molecular Sciences, please email Diana Levering at  Be sure to include your name, student ID and specific course section numbers in your email.

Important Course Number Update as of Fall 2019:

Beginning in fall of 2019, the course abbreviation for courses offered by Medical & Molecular Sciences have changed from MEDT to  MMSC.

New course numbers for fall 2019:

MEDT398 is now MMSC402
MEDT399 is now MMSC412
MEDT403 is now MMSC436
MEDT405 is now MMSC433
MEDT413 is now MMSC437
MEDT415 is now MMSC434
MEDT430 is now MMSC438
MEDT431 is now MMSC439
MEDT401 is now MMSC407
MEDT417 is now MMSC417
MEDT404 is now MMSC423
MEDT414 is now MMSC424
MEDT406 is now MMSC428
MEDT416 is now MMSC429



  • Chemistry: state-of-the-art instrumentation is used to analyze many biochemical constituents such as glucose, cholesterol, enzymes and drugs in body fluids
  • Hematology: whole blood is used for examining, counting, and identifying red and white blood cells and platelets
  • Immunohematology (blood bank): units of blood or components are typed and cross-matched for transfusion
  • Microbiology: disease-causing microorganisms are identified and their susceptibility to antibiotics determined
  • Molecular diagnostics: detection of nucleic acids in clinical specimens is used for the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of disease
  • Body fluid analysis: urine and body fluids (other than blood) are analyzed chemically and examined for cellular structures and crystal formations
  • Phlebotomy: blood is collected by venipuncture or by fingerstick for use by the laboratory departments to facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of diseases




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