BSHS in Medical Laboratory Sciences | PGCC Crosswalk

Prince George's Community CollegeThis is the recommended program of study for students planning to obtain a PGCC 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

PGCC Accepted Courses

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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

EGL-1010 Composition I:  Expository Writing*

3 credits

Student must complete 3 credits.

Biology with Lab

BIO-1010 General Biology *

BIO-1140 Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology*

BIO-2050 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

BIO-2060 Human Anatomy and Physiology II

8 credits

Students must complete 8 credits.

*Satisfies PGCC General Education Requirement

Microbiology with Lab

BIO-2010 - Microbiology

4 credits

Students must complete 4 credits.

Chemistry with Lab


CHM-1010 General Chemistry I

CHM-1020 General Chemistry II

8 credits

Students must complete both courses, 8 credits.

Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry



CHM-2010 Organic Chemistry I

CHM-2020 Organic Chemistry II

CHM-2040 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

CHM-2070 Survey of Biochemistry

3 credits

Students must complete 3 credits.

College Algebra, Statistics, or higher

MAT-1120 Finite Mathematics

MAT-1140 Introduction to Statistics

MAT-1160 Elements of Probability and Statistics

MAT-1190 Probability

MAT-1340 Trigonometry

MAT-1350 College Algebra

MAT-1360 Trigonometry and Analytical Geometry

MAT-1370 Precalculus

MAT-2160 Applied Calculus

MAT-2170 Applied Calculus II

MAT-2210 Statistics

MAT-2410 Calculus I

MAT-2420 Calculus II

MAT-2430 Calculus III

MAT-2450 Linear Algebra

MAT-2460 Differential Equations

MAT-2500 Mathematics of Discrete Structures

3 credits

Students must complete 3 credits.

Social Sciences

ANT-1030 Introductory Cultural Anthropology

ANT-2030 - Language and Culture

ECN-1010 Economic Development

ECN-1030 Principles of Macroeconomics

ECN-2040 Principles of Microeconomics

GEO-1000 Introduction to Geography as a Social Science

GEO-1090 World Regional Geography

POS-1000 Introduction to Politics

POS-1010 American National Government

POS-1020 State and Local Government

POS-1050 Introduction to Politics

POS-1400 Introduction to Environmental Policy

POS-2010 Political Ideologies

POS-2070 Introduction to International Politics

POS-2150 Introduction to Comp Politics/Government

PSY-1010 General Psychology

PSY-1150 Death and Dying

PSY-2010 Personality and Adjustment

PSY-2030 Child Psychology

PSY-2040 Adolescent Psychology

PSY-2070 Human Growth and Development

PSY-2080 Abnormal Psychology

PSY-2130 Forensic Psychology

PSY-2060 Educational Psychology

PSY-2190 Social Psychology

PSY-2090 Psychology of Aging

PSY-2100 Psychology of Women

PSY-2110 Psychology & African Americans

PSY-2120 Drugs and Behavior

PSY-2200 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology

PSY-2210 Introduction to Health Psychology

SOC-1010 Introduction to Sociology

SOC-1030 Sociology of Food

SOC-1150 Sociology of Death and Dying

SOC-2010 Social Problems

SOC-2020 Marriage and Family

SOC-2030 Criminology

SOC-2040 Introduction to Social Work

SOC-2090 Sociology of Minorities

SOC-2400 Introduction to Public Health & Health Care Policy

SPH-1010 Introduction to Speech Communication*

SPH-1050 Group Communication and Leadership*

SPH-1090 Interpersonal Communication*

SPH-1110 Public Speaking*

SPH-2090 Advanced Interpersonal Comm.

SPH-2200 Gender and Communication

SPH-2230 Intercultural Communication

6 credits

Students must complete 6 credits.

*Satisfies PGCC General Education Requirement


ARB-1000 Arabic for Beginners*

ARB-1010 Elementary Arabic*

ART-1010 Introduction to Art*

ART-2700 Art Survey I*

ART-2710 Art Survey II*

ART-2720 African American Art*

ART-2730 Integrated Arts*

CHN-1000 Chinese for Beginners*

CHN-1010 Elementary Chinese*

EGL-1020 Composition II: Writing About Literature

EGL-2010 British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon Period Through the 18th Century*

EGL-2030 British Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries*

EGL-2050 American Literature from the Beginnings to the Late 19th Century*

EGL-2070 American Literature from the 19th Century to the Present*

EGL-2090 World Literature from Ancient Times Through the Middle Ages*

EGL-2110 World Literature from the Renaissance to the Present*

EGL-2120 Introduction to African Literature*

EGL-2130 African-American Literature Pre-1800 to 1920*

EGL-2140 African-American Literature from 1920 to the Present*

EGL-2170 Major American Writers*

EGL-2210 The Shakespeare Plays*

EGL-2230 Children’s Literature*

EGL-2250 Literature for Teenagers*

EGL-2320 Literature and Film*

EGL-2330 Modern Literature*

EGL-2370 Studies in Biblical Literature and the Old Testament*

EGL-2390 Studies in Biblical Literature and the New Testament*

EGL-2410 Mythology, Legend and Folklore*

EGL-2430 Survey of Science Fiction*

EGL-2440 Survey of Mystery and Detective Fiction*

EGL-2500 Women in Literature*

EGL-2600 Introduction to the Novel*

FRN-1010 French for Beginners*

FRN-1020 French for Advanced Beginners*

FRN-2010 Intermediate French I*

FRN-2020 Intermediate French II*

FRN-2040 Advanced Conversation*

HLE-2010 Health Issues in a Culturally Diverse Society

HLE -2210 Human Sexuality

HLE -2250 Health Issues for Women

HST-1310 Ancient and Medieval History

HST-1320 Modern History

HST-1370 The World in the Twentieth Century

HST-1410 History of the United States I

HST-1430 History of the United States II

HST-1510 History of African Americans I

HST-1530 History of African Americans II

HST-2160 The Modern Middle East

HST-2310 History of American Foreign Policy

HST-2230 History of Latin America and the Caribbean

HST-2330 History of American Civil War

HST-2470 African History

MUS-1010 Music Appreciation*

MUS-2050 Survey of Music Literature*

PHL-1010 Introduction to Philosophy: The Art of Questioning*

PHL-1090 Introduction to Logic*

PHL-1170 Eastern Philosophy

PHL-1330 Ethics*

PHL-1370 Philosophy & Feminism

PHL-2150 Law and Values

PHL-2190 Philosophical Ideas in Imaginative Literature

PHL-2220 Metaphysics

PHL-2270 Thinking About Religion

PHL-2350 Biomedical Ethics

PHL-2400 Introduction to Business Ethics

SPN-1010 Spanish for Beginners*

SPN-1020 Spanish for Advanced Beginners*

SPN-2010 Intermediate Spanish I*

SPN-2020 Intermediate Spanish II*

SPN-2040 Advanced Conversation*

THE-1010 Introduction to the Theatre*

WMS-1010 Introduction to Women’s Studies

3 credits

Students must complete 3 credits

*Satisfies PGCC General Education Requirement


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


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