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Clinical Laboratory Science

Prerequisites

Pre-Professional Curriculum for BSCLS Lubbock Campus

Specific prerequisite courses must be completed before application to the professional phase of the Clinical Laboratory Science program. A minimum overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and a grade of C or better in each prerequisite course is required. GPA calculations are based on required courses. Provisional admission may be offered to applicants with a GPA of less than 2.5. Such applications will be reviewed on an individual basis. On the following page are example course plans using the Texas Tech equivalents of the prerequisite courses. Students wishing to enter the Clinical Laboratory Science program should choose either the standard, pre-med or pre-PA options. Substitution of courses may be authorized by the Program Director.

 

STANDARD OPTION

Freshman Year - FALL SemesterCredit Hours
CHEM 1307 Principles of Chemistry I 3 hours
CHEM 1107 Principles of Chemistry I Lab 1 hour
BIOL 1403 A&P or Biology I 4 hours
MATH 1320 College Algebra 3 hours
ENGL 1301 Essentials of College Rhetoric 3 hours
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS 14 hours
Freshman Year - SPRING SemesterCredit Hours
CHEM 1308 Principles of Chemistry II 3 hours
CHEM 1108 Principles of Chemistry II Lab 1 hour
ENGL 1302 Advanced College Rhetoric 3 hours
BIOL 1404 Biology II or A&P 4 hours
*Elective   3 hours
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS 14 hours
Sophomore Year - FALL SemesterCredit Hours
CHEM 2303 **Introduction to Organic Chemistry 3 hours
CHEM 2103 **Introduction to Organic Chemistry Lab 1 hour
HIST 2300 US History to 1877 3 hours
POLS 1301 American Government Organization 3 hours
*Elective   3 hours
*Elective   3 hours
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS 16 hours
Sophomore Year - SPRING SemesterCredit Hours
MBIO 3401 Principles of Microbiology 4 hours
HIST 2301 U.S. History after 1877  3 hours
POLS 2302 American Public Policy 3 hours
***Science Elective   3 or 4 hours
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS 13 or 14 hours

* Electives must be two behavioral sciences, (Starting with freshman entering fall 2014), one humanities and one visual performing arts. Please see advisor.
** Organic 3305/3105 can be substituted.
*** Science elective must come from the Life and Physical Sciences of the Core Curriculum in the TTU catalog or Genetic course.

 

PRE-MED OPTION

The pre-med mentor program is designed to provide direction to students interested in attending medical school following the completion of a degree in clinical laboratory science. The primary purpose of this program is to help the student, by means of meetings and counseling, to prepare for and apply to medical school. Preparation for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), the admission interview, and other aspects of personal preparation are considered. The goal of this program is to provide to those students with both academic and professional potential the best opportunity to successfully gain admission to medical school.

Freshman Year - FALL SemesterCredit Hours
CHEM 1307 Principles of Chemistry I 3 hours
CHEM 1107 Principles of Chemistry I Lab 1 hour
BIOL 1403 Biology I 4 hours
ENGL 1301 Essentials of College Rhetoric 3 hours
MATH 1351 or 2300 Calculus I or Statistics 3 hours
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS 14 hours
Freshman Year - SPRING SemesterCredit Hours
CHEM 1308 Principles of Chemistry II 3 hours
CHEM 1108 Principles of Chemistry II Lab 1 hour
BIOL 1404 Biology II 4 hours
ENGL 1302 Advanced College Rhetoric 3 hours
*Elective   3 hours
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS 16 hours
Sophomore Year - FALL SemesterCredit Hours
PHYS 1306 General Physics 3 hours
PHYS 1103 General Physics Lab 1 hour
CHEM 3305 Organic Chemistry I 3 hours
CHEM 3105 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1 hour
HIST 2300 US History to 1877 3 hours
POLS 1301 American Government Organization 3 hours
*Elective   3 hours
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS 17 hours
Sophomore Year - SPRING SemesterCredit Hours
PHYS 1307 General Physics 3 hours
PHYS 1104 General Physics Lab 1 hour
CHEM 3306 Organic Chemistry II 3 hours
CHEM 3106 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1 hour
MBIO 3401 Principles of Microbiology 4 hours
POLS 2302 American Public Policy 3 hours
HIST 2301 U.S. History after 1877 3 hours
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS 18 hours
Third Year - SUMMER Semester CourseCredit Hours
BIOL 3416 Genetics 4 hours
*Elective   3 hours
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS 7 hours

* Electives must be two behavioral sciences, one humanity and one visual performing art. Please see advisor.

 

PRE-PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT OPTION

Freshman Year - FALL SemesterCredit Hours
CHEM 1307 Principles of Chemistry I 3 hours
CHEM 1107 Principles of Chemistry I Lab 1 hour
BIOL 1403 Biology I 4 hours
MATH 1320 College Algebra 3 hours
ENGL 1301 Essentials of College Rhetoric 3 hours
*Elective   3 hours
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS 17 hours
Freshman Year - SPRING SemesterCredit Hours
CHEM 1308 Principles of Chemistry II 3 hours
CHEM 1108 Principles of Chemistry II Lab 1 hour
ENGL 1302 Advanced College Rhetoric 3 hours
BIOL 1404 Biology II 4 hours
BIOL 3416 Genetics 3 hours
*Elective   3 hours
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS 17 hours
Sophomore Year - FALL SemesterCredit Hours
CHEM 3305 Organic Chemistry 3 hours
CHEM 3105 Organic Chemistry Lab 1 hour
HIST 2300 US History to 1877 3 hours
POLS 1301 American Government, Organization 3 hours
ZOOL 2403 Human Anatomy 4 hours
*Elective   3 hours
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS 17 hours
Sophomore Year - SPRING SemesterCredit Hours
CHEM 3306 Organic Chemistry II 3 hours
CHEM 3106 Organic Chemistry Lab 1 hour
POLS 2302 American Public Policy 3 hours
HIST 2301 U.S. History after 1877 3 hours
MBIO 3401 Principles of Microbiology 4 hours
NS 1325 Nutrition 3 hours
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS 17 hours
Third Year - SUMMER Semester CourseCredit Hours
ZOOL 2404 Human Physiology 4 hours
*Medical Terminology   2 hours
*Elective   3 hours
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS 9 hours

*Electives must be two behavioral sciences, one humanity and one visual performing art. The other two electives should be behavioral sciences to fulfill the TTUHSC PA prerequisites. Please see advisor.

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