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Admission Requirements

Providence Medical Laboratory Science Program - Spokane, WA

Minimum GPA of 2.7

GPAs of 3.0 and above are more competitive with emphasis placed on grades earned in the sciences.

Minimum academic prerequisites

Chemistry – Minimum of 16 semester or 24 quarter credits, which must include:

  • general chemistry
  • at least one upper division organic chemistry or biochemistry course

Biological Sciences – Minimum of 16 semester or 24 quarter credits, which must include:

  • general microbiology
  • immunology
  • pathogenic microbiology or medical bacteriology

A general biology series may be a prerequisite to the above courses. Check with your college.

Mathematics – One course required (statistics preferred).
Remedial math will NOT satisfy the requirement.

Additional related courses

Courses in the following subjects are also encouraged: hematology, clinical chemistry, human A&P, molecular biology, instrumentation, quantitative analysis, organic chemistry and/or biochemistry (in addition to the minimum requirement), advanced pathogenic microbiology, infectious diseases, clinical diagnosis, mycology, parasitology, virology, antimicrobial therapy, genetics, epidemiology, microbial physiology, cell biology, statistics and medical terminology.

Non-academic requirements

  • Personal interview to assess professional goals, judgment, potential for success, interpersonal skills and communication skills required for the profession.
  • Minimum of three references (from employers, professors or advisors); personal references or peer references will not be accepted.

Any previous clinical laboratory or hospital-related experience, paid or voluntary, is encouraged.