Admissions Requirements

MLS Program Admissions Requirements

  • Admission into the Medical Lab Sciences program is competitive with 12 students selected annually.
  • GPA minimum 2.5 cumulative on a 4.0 scale
  • GPA minimum science 2.7 is highly recommended.
  • Bachelor’s degree with the following:
    • 16 semester hours (24 quarter) of chemistry and/or biochemistry and must include:
      • Year of general chemistry
      • Organic and/or biochemistry
    • 16 semester hours (24 quarter) of biological science and must include:
      • General biology
      • Bacteriology (microbiology)
      • Immunology either as a separate course or as part of another course
    • Minimum of one course in college level mathematics
  • Strongly recommended courses:
    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Virology
    • Parasitology
    • Genetics
    • Molecular biology
    • Medical microbiology
    • Statistics
    • Physics of light and electricity is required for licensure in California
  • Updated academic preparation required in the following courses if transcript reflects seven or more years.
    • Microbiology
    • Biochemistry
    • Immunology
  • Successful candidates will be able to meet the essential functions and requirements of the program: CLS Essential Functions

Contact Us

Medical Laboratory Science Program
Phone: (509) 865-8642