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BSHS in Medical Laboratory Sciences | VCCS Crosswalk

This is the recommended program of study for students planning to obtain a Virginia Community College System 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.

GW Entry Requirement VCCS 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://smhs.gwu.edu/medical-laboratory-sciences/.  FAQs: http://smhs.gwu.edu/medical-laboratory-sciences//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

ENG 111: College Composition I

ENG 112: College Composition II

3 credits

Students must complete 3 credits.

Biology with Lab

BIO 101: General Biology I

BIO 102: General Biology II

BIO 141: Human Anatomy & Physiology I

BIO 142: Human Anatomy & Physiology II

BIO 231: Human Anatomy & Physiology I

BIO 232: Human Anatomy & Physiology II

8 credits

Students must complete 8 credits.

Completion of only BIO 141 and 231 OR BIO 142 or 232 is unacceptable for meeting the requirement.

Microbiology with Lab

BIO 150: Introductory Microbiology

BIO 205: General Microbiology

4 credits

Students must complete 4 credits.

Chemistry with Lab

 

CHM 111: College Chemistry I

CHM 112: College Chemistry II

8 credits

Students must complete both courses, 8 credits.

Organic Chemistry or Biochemistry

CHM 241: Organic Chemistry I

CHM 242: Organic Chemistry II

CHM 260: Introductory Biochemistry

MDL 261: Clinical Chemistry and Instrumentation I

MDL 265: Advanced Clinical Chemistry

MDL 266: Clinical Chemistry Techniques

3 credits

Students must complete 3 credits.

College Algebra, Statistics, or higher

MTH 173: Calculus with Analytical Geometry I

MTH 174: Calculus with Analytical Geometry I

MTH 126: Math for Allied Health

MTH 157: Elementary Statistics

MTH 158: College Algebra

MTH 163: Precalculus

3 credits

Students must complete 3 credits.

Social Sciences

ECO 110: Consumer Economics

ECO 115: Understanding Environment: An Economic Introduction

ECO 120: Survey of Economics

ECO 201: Principles of Macroeconomics

ECO 202: Principles of Microeconomics

ECO 210: International Economics

ECO 245: Contemporary Economic Issues

GEO 210: People & the Land-Intro. To Cultural Geography

GEO 220: World Regional Geography

GEO 221: Regions of the World I

GEO 222: Regions of the World II

GEO 225: Economic Geography

GEO 230: Political Geography

HIS 101: History of Western Civilization I

HIS 102: History of Western Civilization II

HIS 111: History of World Civilization I

HIS 112: History of World Civilization II

HIS 121: United States History I

HIS 122: United States History II

HIS 125: History of the American Indian

HIS 126: Women in World History

HIS 127: Women in American History

HIS 135: History of the Contemporary World

HIS 141: African-American History I

HIS 142: African-American History II

HIS 203: History of African Civilization I

HIS 204: History of African Civilization II

HIS 205: Local History

HIS 211: History of England I

HIS 212: History of England II

HIS 214: History of Scotland

HIS 225: Topics in European History I

HIS 226: Topics in European History II

HIS 231: History of Latin American Civilization I

HIS 232: History of Latin American Civilization II

HIS 241: History of Russia I

HIS 242: History of Russia II

HIS 243: History of the Ancient World I

HIS 251: History of Middle East Civilization I

HIS 252: History of Middle East Civilization II

HIS 253: History of Asian Civilizations I

HIS 254: History of Asian Civilizations II

HIS 255: History of Chinese Culture and Institutions

HIS 256: History of Japanese Culture and Institutions

HIS 261: Topics in Cultural Ethnicity I

HIS 262: U.S. History in Film

HIS 266: Military History of the Civil War

HIS 267: The Second World War

HIS 268: The American Constitution

HIS 269: Civil War & Reconstruction

HIS 271: The American Frontier: 1607-1890

HIS 276: US History Since World War II

HIS 277: The American Experience in Vietnam

HIS 279: Age of the American Revolution

HIS 280: American Foreign Policy Since 1890

HIS 281: History of Virginia I

HIS 282: History of Virginia II

PLS: All courses, except those included in notes.

PSY: All courses, except 211, 213 and those in notes.

SOC: All courses, except those included in notes.

SSC 115: Introduction to Global Affairs

SSC 205: Cultural & Social Study of Women

6 credits

Students must complete 6 credits.

All 90-190-290, 96-196-296, 97-197-297, 98-198-298, or 99-199-299 courses are excluded for subjects in this block.

 

Humanities

ARC 200: History of Architecture

ARC 201: History of Modern Architecture

ART 100: Art Appreciation

ART 101: History and Appreciation of Art I

ART 102: History and Appreciation of Art II

ART 103: History of Far Eastern Art I

ART 104: History of Far Eastern Art II

ART 105: Art in World Culture

ART 106: History of Modern Art

ART 150: History of Film & Animation

ART 211: History of American Art I

ART 212: History of American Art II

ART 213: Italian Art I

ART 214: Italian Art II

ASL 125: History & Culture of the Deaf Community

ASL 201: American Sign Language III

ASL 202: American Sign Language IV

CST 130: Introduction to the Theatre

CST 141: Theatre Appreciation I

CST 151: Film Appreciation I

CST 152: Film Appreciation II

CST 231: History of Theatre I

CST 232: History of Theatre II

ENG 200: Introduction to Linguistics

ENG 215: Creative Writing-Fiction I

ENG 216: Creative Writing-Fiction II

ENG 217: Creative Writing-Poetry I

ENG 218: Creative Writing-Poetry II

ENG 219: Creative Writing-Drama

ENG 221: Advanced Journalism I

ENG 222: Advanced Journalism II

ENG 230: Mystery in Literature & Film

ENG 236: Introduction to the Short Story

ENG 237: Introduction to Poetry

ENG 241: Survey of American Literature I

ENG 242: Survey of American Literature II

ENG 243: Survey of English Literature I

ENG 244: Survey of English Literature II

ENG 245: Major English Writers

ENG 246: Major American Writers

ENG 247: Survey of Popular Culture

ENG 249: Survey of Asian American Literature

ENG 250: Children’s Literature

ENG 251: Survey of World Literature I

ENG 252: Survey of World Literature II

ENG 253: Survey of African-American Literature I

ENG 254: Survey of African-American Literature II

ENG 255: Major Writers in World Literature

ENG 256: Literature of Science Fiction

ENG 257: Mythology

ENG 261: Advanced Creative Writing I

ENG 262: Advanced Creative Writing II

ENG 267: The Modern Novel

ENG 270: Non-Western Literature in Global Context

ENG 271: The Works of Shakespeare I

ENG 272: The Works of Shakespeare II

ENG 273: Women in Literature I

ENG 274: Women in Literature II

ENG 276: Southern Literature

ENG 279: Film and Literature

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

HIS 101: History of Western Civilization I

HIS 102: History of Western Civilization II

HIS 111: History of World Civilization I

HIS 112: History of World Civilization II

HIS 121: United States History I

HIS 122: United States History II

HIS 125: History of the American Indian

HIS 126: Women in World History

HIS 127: Women in American History

HIS 135: History of the Contemporary World

HIS 141: African-American History I

HIS 142: African-American History II

HIS 203: History of African Civilization I

HIS 204: History of African Civilization II

HIS 205: Local History

HIS 211: History of England I

HIS 212: History of England II

HIS 214: History of Scotland

HIS 218: Introduction to Digital History

HIS 225: Topics in European History I

HIS 226: Topics in European History II

HIS 231: History of Latin American Civilization I

HIS 232: History of Latin American Civilization II

HIS 241: History of Russia I

HIS 242: History of Russia II

HIS 243: History of the Ancient World I

HIS 251: History of Middle East Civilization I

HIS 252: History of Middle East Civilization II

HIS 253: History of Asian Civilizations I

HIS 254: History of Asian Civilizations II

HIS 255: History of Chinese Culture and Institutions

HIS 256: History of Japanese Culture and Institutions

HIS 261: Topics in Cultural Ethnicity I

HIS 262: U.S. History in Film

HIS 266: Military History of the Civil War

HIS 267: The Second World War

HIS 268: The American Constitution

HIS 269: Civil War & Reconstruction

HIS 271: The American Frontier: 1607-1890

HIS 276: US History Since World War II

HIS 277: The American Experience in Vietnam

HIS 279: Age of the American Revolution

HIS 280: American Foreign Policy Since 1890

HUM: All courses, except those included in notes.

MUS 121: Music Appreciation I

MUS 122: Music Appreciation II

MUS 221: History of Music I

MUS 222: History of Music II

MUS 225: The History of Jazz

PHI: All courses, except those included in notes.

PHT 110: History of Photography

REL: All courses, except those included in notes.

SSC 205: Cultural & Social Study of Women

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: ACC, ADJ, ARA, ARC, ART, ASL, BIO, BUS, CHI, CST, DIT, DMS, DNA, DNH, ECO, EMS, ENG, ENV, FRE, FST, GEO, GER, GOL, GRE, HIM, HIN, HIS, HIT, HLT, HMS, HUM, ITA, JPN, KOR, LAT, MDL, MKT, MSC, MTH, MUS, NAS, NUR, OCT, PBS, PHI, PHY, PLS, POR, PSY, PTH, RAD, REL, ROC, RTH, RUS, SOC, SPA, SSC, VTN

22 credits

Students must complete 22 credits.

Any courses above that have not been used towards other GW general education requirements, including the 90-190-290, 98-198-298, and 99-199-299 exceptions noted above 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