Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Fast-track your career in the clinical medical arena with a B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Sciences and a minor in biology from Georgian Court University.
The joint degree program is a partnership with the Rutgers School of Health Professions (Rutgers-SHP). You will spend the first three years taking basic science and General Education courses, and then apply to Rutgers-SHP prior to the end of their junior year. If accepted, you will spend the fourth year completing specialized courses in one of two areas: medical laboratory science or cytotechnology.*
Before enrolling in Rutgers, you must complete at least 90 credits in total (including required Rutgers prerequisite courses). Upon successful completion of the fourth year, students earn the B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Sciences with a minor in biology, which is jointly awarded by Rutgers and GCU. Students must check that their credits from both institutions equal at least 120 credits.
*Please note that the cytotechnology program was discontinued by Rutgers University in 2017 and will probably be replaced by a 3+2 combined bachelor’s to master’s program. Students interested in cytotechnology cannot currently choose a cytotechnology degree pathway but may wish to ensure that they complete the previous cytotechnology course requirements while at GCU so they are prepared for a cytotechnology degree pathway in the future.
To earn this degree, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including your General Education requirements and the major requirements below.
Clinical Laboratory Sciences Major with a Minor in Biology for Rutgers University Medical Laboratory Science (Medical Technology) Program
|BI121||Cellular Organiz., Energetics & Function||4|
|BI204||Genetics & Evolution||4|
|BI213||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|BI214||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|Select one of the following:||3-4|
|Immunology (4 credits)|
|Fundamentals of Immunology (3 credits)|
|CH113||General Chemistry I||4|
|CH114||General Chemistry II||4|
|CH223||Organic Chemistry I||4|
|CH224||Organic Chemistry II||4|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Experimental Design & Statistics|
|Introduction to Statistical Thinking|
Recommended electives for students planning to seek an advanced degree in science:
|PH121||University Physics I||4|
|PH122||University Physics II||4|
For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.