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BSHS in Medical Laboratory Sciences | CMS Crosswalk

This is the recommended program of study for students planning to obtain a CSM associate's degree and transfer to GW to complete the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS) in Medical Laboratory Sciences.

The BSHS in Medical Laboratory Sciences program prepares students for the Medical Laboratory Science profession, which has a strong job outlook with job growth predicted much faster than the national average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Medical laboratory scientists function as detectives, investigating and determining the causes of disease. They utilize the latest biomedical instruments and molecular techniques to perform both routine and complex testing. Today's medical laboratory science graduates work in diverse settings including hospital laboratories, physician offices, clinics, commercial and research laboratories, pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms, as well as government and public health facilities.  Graduates of the BSHS in MLS are eligible to take national examinations for certification as a medical laboratory scientist, such as those offered by the Board of Certification of the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

GW Entry Requirement CSM Accepted Courses # credits Notes
After admission to the Medical Laboratory Sciences program, students may petition for up to an additional 12 credits of eligible transfer credit to be substituted for degree requirements. Graduates from a NAACLS-accredited associate's program AND holding ASCP MLT certification may be eligible for modified clinical experiences. The program director will review petitions on a case-by-case basis.
Students with completion of an accredited MLT/CLT program have fewer prerequisites.  Please refer to the program website: http:/  FAQs:
Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a minimum Science GPA of 2.5.
Transferable course work must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

English Composition

ENG 1010: Composition and Rhetoric

3 credits

Students must complete 3 credits.

Biology with Lab

BIO 1060/L: Principles of Biology I with lab

BIO 1070/L: Principles of Biology II with lab

BIO 2070/L: Human Anatomy & Physiology I with lab

BIO 2080/L: Human Anatomy & Physiology II with lab

8 credits

Students must complete 8 credits.

Microbiology with Lab

BIO 2010/L: Microbiology with lab

4 credits

Students must complete 4 credits.

Chemistry with Lab

CHE 1200/L: General Chemistry I with lab

CHE 1210/L: General Chemistry II with lab

8 credits

Students must complete both courses, 8 credits.

Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry

CHE 1230: Principles of Organic and Biochemistry

CHE 1230/L: Principles of Organic and Biochemistry with lab

CHE 2200/L: Organic Chemistry I with lab

CHE 2210/L: Organic Chemistry II with lab

3 credits

Students must complete 3 credits.

College Algebra, Statistics, or higher

MTH 1120: College Algebra

MTH 1130: College Analytic Trigonometry

MTH 1150: Precalculus Algebra & Trigonometry

MTH 1200: Calculus I and Analytic Geometry

MTH 1210: Calculus II

MTH 1560: Elementary Calculus

MTH 2300: Introduction to Statistics

3 credits

Students must complete 3 credits.

Social Science

COM 1010: Basic Principles of Speech Communication

COM 1020: Introduction to Mass Communication

COM 1250: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

COM 1350: Intercultural Communication

ECN 1200: Introduction to Economics

ECN 2020: Principles of Microeconomics

ECN 2025: Principles of Macroeconomics

GRY 1050: World Regional Geography

GRY 2020: Introduction to Cultural Geography

HST 1017: History of Race and Racism

HST 1031: The United States to 1877

HST 1032: The United States Since 1877

HST 1034: History of Women in America

HST 1035: History of American Warfare

HST 1036: The US and 20th Century World Affairs

HST 1040: History of Business in America

HST 1060: History of African Americans

HST 1070: History of Africa

HST 1072: History of the Modern Middle East

PHL 1420: Law and Society

PHL 1430: Business Ethics

POL 1010: American Government

POL 1050: Introduction to Government and Politics

POL 2010: State and Local Government

POL 2020: International Relations

POL 2040: Political Ideologies

POL 2110: Social Policy

PSY 1010: General Psychology

PSY 2050: Human Development Through the Life Span

SOC 1010: Introduction to Sociology

SOC 2010: Technology and Society

SOC 2100: Social Problems

SOC 2220: Sex Roles and Gender

SOC 2310: Racial and Ethnic Relations

SOC 2400: Third World Societies

6 credits

Students must complete a minimum of 6 credits.


ART 1010: History of Western Art I

ART 1020: History of Western Art II

ART 1025: Introduction of World Architecture

ART 1030: Introduction to Art Appreciation

ART 1035: History of Photography

ART 1045: HIstory of American Art

ART 1065: Art of the Italian Renaissance

ENG 2010: English Literature I

ENG 2020: English Literature II

ENG 2030: Intro to the Short Novel and Novels

ENG 2040: Introduction to Drama

ENG 2070: Introduction to Poetry

ENG 2140: The Film As an Art Form

ENG 2145: American Cinema/Culture

ENG 2200: American Literature I

ENG 2210: American Literature II

ENG 2230: Connections: Contemporary Writers and Issues

ENG 2235: Contemporary American Poetry

ENG 2240: African-American Literature

ENG 2250: Women Writers

ENG 2260: Ethnic American Literature

ENG 2270: Latin American Literature and Film

ENG 2320: World Literature I

ENG 2330: World Literature II

ENG 2810: The Vietnam War in Film and Literature

FRE 1010: Introduction to French I

FRE 1020: Introduction to French II

FRE 1050: The Culture of France

HST 1010: History of Western Civilization to 1300
HST 1012: History of Western Civilization II, 1300-1815 
HST 1016: Women in Europe 
HST 1017: History of Race and Racism 
HST 1018: Ancient Greek and Roman History 
HST 1019: Medieval Civilization 
HST 1031: The United States to 1877
HST 1032: The United States Since 1877 
HST 1034: History of Women in America 
HST 1035: History of American Warfare 
HST 1036: The US and 20th Century World Affairs 
HST 1050: The American Experience 
HST 1070: History of Africa 
HST 1072: History of the Modern Middle East 
MUS 1020: Music Appreciation 
MUS 1201: Classical and Romantic Music 
MUS 1202: A Survey of American Music 
MUS 1203: History of Jazz 
MUS 1204: History of Rock Music
PHL 1010: Introduction to Philosophy
PHL 1020: Introduction to Logic 
PHL 1030: Introduction to Religion 
PHL 1400: Social Ethics 
PHL 1410: Topics in Contemporary Ethic 
PHL 1420: Law and Society 
PHL 1430: Business Ethics
SPA 1010: Elementary Spanish I
SPA 1020: Elementary Spanish II
SPA 1050: The Culture of the Americas
SPA 1052: The Culture of Belize
SPA 1053: Cultures of Spain
SPA 2010: Intermediate Spanish I
SPA 2020: Intermediate Spanish II
SPA 2050: Adv. Conversation and Composition 
THE 1010: Introduction to Theatre 
THE 2410: Major Movements in Western Theatre

3 credits

Students must complete a minimum of 3 credits.


Electives from any course numbered 1001 and above (except MTH 1040)

22 credits

Students must complete a minimum of 22 credits.

Total Transfer Credits


60 credits