Prerequisite course work must be completed before admission to the Medical Laboratory Science Program. Requirements for admission are as follows:
- An applicant must have graduated from an accredited high school or its equivalent and have completed three years of work at a college or university affiliated with the NMMC Medical Laboratory Science Program. The educational sequence of three years of college and one year of clinical training must culminate in a baccalaureate degree.
- An applicant may have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. The required premedical laboratory science courses must have been completed.
If the Bachelor of Science program is being followed for a degree in medical laboratory science, care should be taken that during the three years of college work all pretechnical requirements leading to the baccalaureate degree are met. A letter from the dean of the school stating that course requirements are being met must be submitted with application. Upon successful completion of the 52-week program, a B.S. degree in Medical Laboratory Science will be awarded.
Students enrolled at nonaffiliated colleges and universities must obtain a bachelor's degree before admission to the program will be granted. Course requirements are the same as stated below.
Each applicant must have maintained at least 2.6 GPA. A grade of " C " or better must be obtained in the following courses that are required in the pre-medical laboratory science curriculum:
One academic year of inorganic chemistry, one academic year of organic and/or biochemistry, and additional chemistry courses to total 16 semester hours.
Sixteen hours of biological science including microbiology and immunology which are taught as a separate course.
Three semester hours of mathematics. (Remedial mathematics do not satisfy the requirements.)
Sufficient to give the total number of required hours of college credit to culminate in a baccalaureate degree. These should be courses that will make for a broad general education such as English, social sciences or humanities. Highly recommended are courses in genetics, management, statistics, bioinstrumentation, physics, anatomy and physiology, and basic computer concepts.
Chemistry and Biological Science Requirement Contents
The content of chemistry and biological science courses must be acceptable as courses toward those fields of study. Survey courses do not qualify.