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Clinical Laboratory Science (B.S.)

Clinical Laboratory Science (B.S.)

Program Requirements for 2016-2017 Catalog Year

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To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  1. FGCU General Education (

  2. Common Prerequisites
    A minimum grade of C is required in each course

    FGCU Course: BSC 1010C Gen’l Biology w/Lab I (4)
    Acceptable Substitute: BSCX010C or (BSCX010 and BSCX010L) or BSCX011C or (BSCX011 and BSCX011L) or PCBX011C or (PCBX011 and PCBX011L) or PCBX013C or (PCBX013 and PCBX013L)

    FGCU Course: BSC 1085C Hum Anat & Physio w/Lab I (4)
    Acceptable Substitute: BSCX093C or (BSCX093 and BSCX093L) or BSCX085C or (BSCX085 and BSCX085L) or ZOOX733C or (ZOOX733 and ZOOX733L) or ZOOX731C or (ZOOX731 and ZOOX731L) or PCBX510C or (PCBX510 and PCBX510L)

    FGCU Course: BSC 1086C Hum Anat & Physio w/Lab II (4)
    Acceptable Substitute: BSCX094C or (BSCX094 and BSCX094L) or BSCX086C or (BSCX086 and BSCX086L) or PCBX703C or (PCBX703 and PCBX703L) or PCBX134C or (PCBX134 and PCBX134L)

    FGCU Course: CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3) and CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Lab (1)
    Acceptable Substitute: CHMX045C or (CHMX045 and CHMX045L)

    FGCU Course: CHM 1046 General Chemistry II (3) and CHM 1046L General Chemistry II Lab (1)
    Acceptable Substitute: CHMX046C or (CHMX046 and CHMX046L)

    FGCU Course: CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I (3) and CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
    Acceptable Substitute: CHMX210C or (CHMX210 and CHMX210L)

    FGCU Course: CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II (3) and CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Laborator (1)
    Acceptable Substitute: CHMX211C or (CHMX211 and CHMX211L)

    FGCU Course: MCB 3020C General Microbiology (4)
    Acceptable Substitute: MCBX013C or (MCBX013 and MCBX013L) or MCBX020C or (MCBX020 and MCBX020L) or MCBX023C or (MCBX023 and MCBX023L) or MCBX010C or (MCBX010 and MCBX010L)

    FGCU Course: STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3)
    Acceptable Substitute: STAX014 or STAX022 or STAX023 or STAX024 or STAX321

  3. Required Courses in the Major (60 credits)
    Minimum grade of C (not C-) is required in each course.
    BCH 3023C Biochemistry (3)
    HSC 3161 Genetics for Health Sciences (3)
    IHS 3101 Shaping Hlthcare in 21st Cent. (3)
    IHS 3203 Mgmt. & Leadership in Hlthcare (3)
    IHS 4504 Research Methods in HealthCare (3)
    IHS 4938 Senior Seminar (3)
    MLS 3038 Essentials of Clinical Lab Sci (3)
    MLS 3220 Biological Fluid Analysis (2)
    MLS 4191 Molecular Diagnostics (3)
    MLS 4308 Hematology/Hemostasis (3)
    MLS 4404 Diagnostic Microbiology (3)
    MLS 4462 Diagnostic VMP (3)
    MLS 4505 Clinical Immunology (2)
    MLS 4550 Immunohematology & Transfusion (3)
    MLS 4627 Clinical Biochemistry (3)
    MLS 4820C Clinical Biochemistry Practicu (3)
    MLS 4821C Clinical Microbiology Practicu (3)
    MLS 4822C Clinical Hematology Practicum (3)
    MLS 4823C Clinical Immunohematology Prac (3)
    MLS 4826C Clinical Immunology Practicum (2)
    PCB 4233C Immunology (3)

  4. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  5. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • Earn a minimum of 123 semester credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on all course work attempted at FGCU.
  • Within the 123 total credits, a minimum of 48 credits at the upper division (courses numbered 3000 and higher).
  • Earn a grade of C or above in all courses identified in Sections 2, 3, 4, and 5 above. A grade of C- does not satisfy the requirement of a minimum grade of C.
  • Satisfy College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy service-learning requirement. See
  • At least 25% of the coursework required for the degree and 30 of the last 60 hours must be earned at FGCU.