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2018-2019 General Catalog 
2018-2019 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Clinical Laboratory Science (Medical Technology)

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The LSU Health offers a “3 plus 1” program in Clinical Laboratory Science (Medical Technology). Please contact the Pre-Allied Health advisor in the Center for Advising & Counseling for more information.

The following program is designed for students planning to apply to the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences at LSU Health in New Orleans and Shreveport. Students should check the LSU Health Sciences Center website for any additional updates or changes to the prerequisite curricula in medical technology. Visit www.lsuhsc.edu or www.lsuhscshreveport.edu for more information.

Approval of course selections must be obtained from the allied health counselor in the Center for Advising & Counseling or from the head of the appropriate professional department at the LSU Health School of Allied Health Professions. Students are required to meet with the Pre-Allied Health advisor each semester to review their schedule and discuss any possible changes in prerequisites and entrance requirements to this program. A copy of this approval must be placed in the student’s file in the Center for Advising & Counseling.


Critical Requirements

The following outline of Critical Requirements must be met by the semester indicated to ensure that minimal progress will be made in the program selected.

Semester 1: “C” or better in ENGL 1001  and MATH 1021 .
Semester 2: “C” or better in CHEM 1201  and MATH 1022 .
Semester 3: “C” or better in BIOL 1201 .
Semester 4: “C” or better in ENGL 2000 .

Prerequisite Courses:

  • English (composition) (6)
  • General Chemistry & Lab (8)
  • Organic Chemistry (3) *
  • Analytical Reasoning (6) **
  • General Biology & Lab (8)
  • General Microbiology & Lab (4)
  • Science Elective (3) ***
  • General Elective (9) ****
  • General Education Humanities (9)
  • General Education Social Sciences (6) *****
  • General Education Arts Electives (3) ******

65 Total Sem. Hrs.

* Survey of Organic Chemistry will not be accepted for this requirement.
** Algebra and statistics recommended.
*** Upper-level biological sciences or molecular biology, chemistry, anatomy or physiology, pathogenic microbiology, or biochemistry recommended.
**** Management, communications, technical writing, or education recommended.
***** At least 3 hours must be taken at the 2000 level or higher.
****** Art, dance, theater, or fine arts recommended.

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