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BSHS in Medical Laboratory Sciences | HCC Crosswalk

Howard Community CollegeThis is the recommended program of study for students planning to obtain a Howard Community College 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.

GWU Entry Requirement

Howard Community College Accepted Courses

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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://smhs.gwu.edu/crl/programs/mls.  FAQs: http://smhs.gwu.edu/crl/programs/mls/faq

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

ENGL-121 College Composition I

3 credits

Students must complete 3 credits.

Biology with Lab

BIOL-101 General Biology I

BIOL-102 General Biology II

Or

BIOL-203 Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOL-204 Anatomy and Physiology II

8 credits

Students must complete 8 credits.

 

Do not mix.  Students must complete both BIOL-101 and BIOL-102 OR BIOL-203 and BIOL-204.

Microbiology with Lab

BIOL-200 Microbiology

4 credits

Student must complete 4 credits.

Chemistry with Lab

CHEM-101 General Inorganic Chemistry I

CHEM-102 General Inorganic Chemistry II

8 credits

Students must complete both courses, 8 credits.

Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry

CHEM-104 Fundamentals of Organic and Biochemistry

CHEM-201 Organic Chemistry I

CHEM-202 Organic Chemistry II

3 credits

Students must complete 3 credits.

College Algebra, Statistics, or higher

MATH-138 Statistics

MATH-141 College Algebra

MATH-143 Precalculus I

MATH-153 Precalculus II

MATH-155 Precalculus I & II

MATH-181 Calculus I

MATH-182 Calculus II

200 Level Math Courses

3 credits

Student must complete 3 credits.

 

Social Sciences

ANTH-105 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ANTH-120 Comparative World Cultures

ANTH-220 Cultures of the Middle East

CRES-155 Introduction to Conflict Resolution: Science and Art

ECON-101 Principles of Economics (Macro)

ECON-102 Principles of Economics (Micro)

GEOG-101 Introduction to World Geography

GEOG-102 Elements of Cultural Geography

POLI-101 American Federal Government

POLI-102 State and Local Government

POLI-103 Political Ideology

POLI-104 The US Constitution

POLI-201 Comparative Government

POLI-202 International Relations and Contemporary Foreign Policy

PSYC-101 General Psychology

PSYC-200 Lifespan Development

SOCI-101 Introduction to Sociology

SOCI-102 Social Problems

SOCI-202 Urban Sociology

SPCH-105 Fundamentals of Public Speaking

SPCH-110 Interpersonal Communication

SPCH-115 Intercultural Communication

6 credits

Students must complete 6 credits.

Humanities

ARTT-282 Art History I

ARTT-283 Art History II

ARTT-284 History of World Architecture

ARTT-285 History of Modern Art

ARTT-286 African Art and Architecture

ARTT-287 Far Eastern Art and Architecture

ARTT-288 Middle Eastern Art and Architecture: Islam to Present

ARTT-290 American Art and Architecture Since Colonialism

ARTT-291 Italian Renaissance Art And Architecture

ARTT-292 Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture

DANC-100 Introduction to Dance

ENGL-200 Children's Literature

ENGL-201 American Literature I

ENGL-202 American Literature II

ENGL-203 English Literature I

ENGL-204 English Literature II

ENGL-205 The Short Story

ENGL-206 African American Literature

ENGL-207 Ethics in Literature

ENGL-208 Contemporary Poetry

ENGL-210 Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

ENGL-211 Science Through Science Fiction

ENGL-212 By and About Women

ENGL-213 Latin American Literature

ENGL-214 Middle Eastern Literature

ENGL-217 The English Bible as Literature

ENGL-218 Introduction to Film and Literature

ENGL-219 Asian Literature

ENGL-226 World Literature I

ENGL-227 World Literature II

FILM-101 Introduction to Film

FILM-171 Introduction to American Cinema

FILM-172 Introduction to World Cinema

FILM-200 Latin American Film

FILM-201 British Film

FILM-203 Indian Film

FILM-204 Middle Eastern Film

FILM-205 Italian Film

FILM-206 French Film

FILM-207 German Film

FILM-208 Asian Film

FILM-209 Scandinavian Film

FILM-210 Russian Film

FILM-211 African Film

Foreign Languages: All 200-level courses, except those included in notes

HIST-111 American History to 1877

HIST-112 American History Since 1877

HIST-121 The Ancient World: Prehistory to the Middle Ages

HIST-122 Western Civilization: Medieval to Early Modern

HIST-123 Western Civilization and the Modern World

HIST-210 History of Latin America

HUMN-101 Introduction to the Humanities

HUMN-103 Introduction to Greek and Roman Mythology

HUMN-104 Introduction to the Digital Humanities

HUMN-105 Projecting the Past: Ancient Rome, Cinema, and History

HUMN-106 Humanities through the Arts

HUMN-107 Arts, Cultures, and Ideas

HUMN-111 Leadership Development Studies: A Humanities Approach-Honors

HUMN-223 Cultures of Asia

HUMN-231 Humanities Through Film

HUMN-241 Utopia: Good Place or No Place?

HUMN-242 Dystopia: Good World Gone Bad

MUSC-101 Music Appreciation

MUSC-107 American Popular Music

MUSC-108 African American Music

MUSC-138 Tunes in 'toons: Classical Music in Cartoons and Animation

MUSC-145 Music Technology in Society

MUSC-163 World Music

MUSC-202 Music Literature in Context I

MUSC-203 Music Literature in Context II

MUSC-235 Music of East Asia: China, Japan, and Korea

PHIL-101 Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL-103 Introduction to Ethics

PHIL-104 Introduction to Religious Studies

PHIL-110 Introduction to Chinese Taoism

PHIL-111 Introduction to Japanese Zen Buddhism

PHIL-112 Introduction to African Philosophy

PHIL-201 Religions of the World

PHIL-203 Civility and the Virtue Tradition

PHIL-260 Film and Philosophy

THET-131 Theatre Appreciation

THET-190 Theatre History I

THET-191 Theatre History II

THET-216 Contemporary Drama: Topics in Diversity

THET-250 Shakespeare from Page to Stage

THET-251 Shakespeare from Page to Screen

WMST-193 Introduction to Women's Studies: Women, Art, and Culture

WMST-225 Women in American History: Colonial Era to 1880

WMST-227 Women in American History: 1880 to the Present

WMST-228 Women in European History: 1750 to the Present

WMST-229 African American Women's History

WMST-270 Women and Film

3 credits

Students must complete 3 credits.

Electives

 

Students may use any college-level (i.e. 100-level and 200-level) academic courses towards this requirement in the following subjects:

ACCT, AGNG, AMSL, ANTH, ARAB, ARTT, ASTR, BFMT, BIOL, BMET, BMGT, CADD, CARD, CFOR, CHEM, CHNS, CMGT, CMSY, CNST, COOP, CRES, CRIM, DANC, DHYG, DMSU, ECON, EDUC, ELEC, EMSP, ENES, ENGL, ENTR, ENST, EXSC, FILM, FINE, FIRE, FNPL, FREN, FYEX, GEOG, GEOL, GERM, GREK, HBRW, HEAL, HEED, HINM, HIST, HMDV, HMGT, HORT, HUMS, HUMN, INDS, ITAL, JPNS, KORE, LFIT, MATH, METO, MLTS, MSFT, MUSC, NURS, NUTR, OFFI, PERS, PHIL, PHYS, POLI, PORT, PSYC, PTAP, PUBH, RADT, RUSS, SOCI, SOWK, SPAN, SPCH, THET, TURK, TVRD, WMST

22 credits

Students must complete 22 credits.

Any courses above that have not been used towards other GW general education requirements can be used towards this requirement.

Academic credit awarded for health care clinical rotations and practicum courses may be considered.

Military courses may be considered.

Total Transfer Credits

 

60 credits