Eligibility Information

The following section outlines applicant eligibility pre-requisite courses, academic performance standards, degree conditions and recommendations.

Minimum Academic Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the following before starting the Clinical Program:

  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree or eligibility for a baccalaureate degree at the finish of the Clinical Program
  • Chemistry: 16 semester/24 quarter hours including general chemistry
    • Three courses must include laboratory experience
    • One course must be organic chemistry, clinical chemistry or biochemistry
  • Biology: 16 semester/24 quarter hours in biological sciences
    • Must include immunology, microbiology (including bacteriology) and physiology or anatomy (content area may be included in a general course)
  • Mathematics: 4 semester/ 6 quarter hours

Note: Survey courses do not qualify as fulfillment of chemistry and biology pre-requisites and remedial mathematics courses will not satisfy the mathematics requirement

Additional Recommended Courses

  • Physics or Instrumentation
  • Chemistry - quantitative analysis, qualitative analysis, instrumentation, clinical chemistry
  • Biological Sciences - medical microbiology, parasitology, mycology, virology, cell biology, human anatomy, genetics 
  • Mathematics - statistics  
  • General - computer science, management, finance, psychology

Degree Requirements

  • Non-degreed applicant must:
    • Be enrolled in a Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science curriculum
    • Fulfill the degree requirements prior to the start of the Clinical Program
  • Degreed applicants MUST have received a degree prior to the start of the Clinical Program
  • Degreed applicants where the degree is FIVE or MORE years old MUST update their academics by taking upper division courses such as Medical/Clinical Microbiology,
  • Clinical Chemistry/Biochemistry, Hematology, Immunohematology and Immunology earning a grade of 2.8 or better.

Academic Performance

Academic performance is evaluated in the three coursework areas of Science/Math, Medical Laboratory Science and Overall. Performance standards are as follows:
  • Preferred grade point averages are 3.0 or better (where 4.0 = A)
  • Minimum grade point averages for consideration are 2.8
  • For probationary consideration grade point averages of 2.5 - 2.8


Three recommendations are required from the following:

  • One from science instructor (chemistry, biology, or clinical laboratory science)
  • One from science advisor (chemistry, biology, or clinical laboratory science)
  • One from employer or clinical laboratory science advisor