GPAs of 3.0 and above are more competitive with emphasis placed on grades earned in the sciences.
Chemistry – Minimum of 16 semester or 24 quarter credits, which must include:
Biological sciences – Minimum of 16 semester or 24 quarter credits, which must include:
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.
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.
Any previous clinical laboratory or hospital-related experience, paid or voluntary, is encouraged.