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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

Requirements

Biology
BI121Cellular Organiz., Energetics & Function4
BI204Genetics & Evolution4
BI213Human Anatomy & Physiology I4
BI214Human Anatomy & Physiology II4
BI219Microbiology4
Select one of the following:3-4
BI427
Immunology (4 credits)
BI428
Fundamentals of Immunology (3 credits)
BI437Biochemistry I4
Chemistry
CH113General Chemistry I4
CH114General Chemistry II4
CH223Organic Chemistry I4
CH224Organic Chemistry II4
Mathematics
MA110Precalculus3
Statistics
Select one of the following:3
BI203
Experimental Design & Statistics
MA103
Introduction to Statistical Thinking
SO201
Social Statistics
Total Credits49-50

Recommended electives for students planning to seek an advanced degree in science:

MA115Calculus I4
MA116Calculus II4
PH121University Physics I4
PH122University Physics II4

Clinical Laboratory Sciences Major with a Minor in Biology for Rutgers University Cytotechnology Program

The program in this form was discontinued by Rutgers University in 2017. It 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.

Pre-2017 Requirements

The pre-2017 requirements for entry into the Rutgers University cytotechnology program were:

Biology
BI121Cellular Organiz., Energetics & Function4
BI204Genetics & Evolution4
BI213Human Anatomy & Physiology I4
BI214Human Anatomy & Physiology II4
BI219Microbiology4
Select one of the following:3-4
BI427
Immunology (4 credits)
BI428
Fundamentals of Immunology (3 credits)
BI437Biochemistry I4
Chemistry
CH113General Chemistry I4
CH114General Chemistry II4
CH223Organic Chemistry I4
CH224Organic Chemistry II4
Mathematics
MA110Precalculus3
Statistics
Select one of the following:3
BI203
Experimental Design & Statistics
MA103
Introduction to Statistical Thinking
SO201
Social Statistics
Histology
Histology course 13
Recommended Elective
BI320Cell Biology4
Total Credits56-57
1

May be taken at Rutgers University in the summer prior to beginning studies in the cytotechnology program.

Recommended electives for students planning to seek an advanced degree in science:

MA115Calculus I4
MA116Calculus II4
PH121University Physics I4
PH122University Physics II4


For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

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