BSHS in Medical Laboratory Sciences

The Guided Pathway to The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences BSHS in Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) is a challenging and rewarding health care profession that has a great impact on patient care. Medical Laboratory Scientists work alongside physicians and are critical members of the healthcare team performing laboratory tests utilized in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. Students who complete this program will be eligible to take the Medical Laboratory Scientist Board of Certification examination offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Admission/Eligibility Requirements

  • Completion of an applicable associate degree from a partner community college.
  • Graduated with a cumulative GPA in the applicable associate degree of 2.75 or greater.
  • Science GPA of 2.50 in prerequisite science courses.
  • Completed each transferable coursework with a grade of C (C minus will not meet the requirement) or higher. 
  • If a science prerequisite is repeated, all grades will be factored into the GPA
  • Students applying to BSHS/MSHS dual degree programs must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.
  • Completed GW application process. 

Prerequisite Courses


6 credits in english composition

composition I and composition II.

3 credits in humanities

art theory/history, literature, religion, ethics, history, foreign language, etc...

3 credits in college math (college algebra, statistics, or higher)

college algebra, precalculus, calculus, statistics, etc..

6 credits in Social Sciences

sociology, psychology, economics, anthropology, criminology, government, etc...

8 credits of biology with lab

general biology I & II, anatomy & physiology I & II, biology for the health sciences I & II, etc...

8 credits of chemistry with lab

general chemistry I & II, chemistry for the health sciences I & II, college chemistry I & II, etc..

4 credits of microbiology with lab

intro to microbiology or general microbiology

For more information

Program Director: Cliff Cymrot
Program Website