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The post-baccalaureate certificate program in Clinical Laboratory Science is designed for students with baccalaureate degrees in the chemical or biological sciences who seek licensure/certification in clinical laboratory science. Individuals completing the program are prepared to work in the clinical laboratory areas of chemistry, microbiology, immunohematology, hematology, and immunology. Clinical experiences at community laboratories are integrated within the curriculum and enhance your growth as professionals. The program is accredited by NAACLS (5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018, 773-714-8880).
Program Admission Requirements
Submission of a FGCU Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Application to the Office of Graduate Admissions prior to the established deadline.
Submission of a completed application for the Clinical Laboratory Science Certificate program to the Department of Health Sciences prior to the established deadline.
Graduation from a baccalaureate level program from an accredited college or university documented by official transcripts. All specific prerequisite courses for the major must have been completed within the past seven years.
A cumulative grade point average of 3.20 for the prerequisite course work.
International applicants from countries where English is not the official language, are required to submit official English proficiency scores: TOEFL exam (minimum score of 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet based) or IELTS exam (minimum score of 6.5).
Complete the following prerequisite courses or the equivalent with a grade of C or above:
Biology (with Microbiology) 16 credit hours
Chemistry (with Organic or Biochemistry) 16 credit hours
Mathematics 3 credit hours
The following prerequisite courses or the equivalent are recommended: