All candidates for a degree in applied arts and sciences must complete the graduation requirements listed in the section of this catalog on “Graduation Requirements.”
A minor is not required with this major.
Emphasis in Clinical Laboratory Science
The emphasis in clinical laboratory science is a program of required and elective courses which prepares students for the Public Health Microbiologist and Clinical Laboratory Scientist academic certification and licensing examinations.
Preparation for the Major
These preparation for the major courses may not be taken Cr/NC and must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better in each course. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.80 or better to be admitted to the major.
Passing the Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 10 or completing one of the approved upper division writing courses (W) with a grade of C (2.0) or better. See “Graduation Requirements” section for a complete listing of requirements.
All upper division transfer courses in biology will calculate in the major GPA but will not fulfill any major requirements without specific department approval. This approval must be filed with the Office of Evaluations.
All courses for the major must be completed within seven years of the granting of the undergraduate degree. Exceptions for individual courses must be approved by the department and be filed with the Office of Evaluations.