Biology - Medical Laboratory Science Joint-Degree Program, B.S.
The Bachelor of Science joint-degree program in Medical Laboratory Science with Rutgers University School of Health Professions qualifies students for certification examinations leading to professional licensure. Medical Laboratory Scientists provide vital data to physicians and other practitioners to assist in the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of disease and maintenance of health. Medical Laboratory Scientists employ complex instrumentation and procedures to perform their duties. Major areas included in their work are: Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Microbiology, Hematology, Immunohematology (Blood Banking), Urinalysis and Serology. Students interested in this field should have a strong interest in science, have the capacity to learn technical skills, work accurately and reliably when under pressure, and effectively communicate with others. Students must apply for acceptance to Rutgers University School of Health Professions by October 15 of the year prior to their beginning a clinical program in the following summer. Acceptance to the joint-degree program in Medical Laboratory Science requires a minimum CGPA of 2.85.
|Required Biology Courses: 1|
|BIOL 130||Principles Biology I||4|
|BIOL 131||Principles Biology II||4|
|BIOL 230||Cell Biology||4|
|BIOL 236||Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|BIOL 237||Principles of Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|Required Chemistry Courses: 2|
|CHEM 105||General Chemistry I Lecture||3|
|CHEM 1105||General Chemistry Recitation/Laboratory||2|
|CHEM 106||General Chemistry II Lecture||3|
|CHEM 1106||General Chemistry II Recitation/Laboratory||2|
|CHEM 207||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 2207||Organic Chemistry I Laboratory||1|
|CHEM 307||Biochemistry I||4|
|Required Math and Computer Science Courses: 3,4|
|MATH 175||Enhanced Precalculus||4|
|INTD 180||Computer Tools For Science & Mathematic Majors||3|
|MATH 140||Statistics I||3|
|or PSYC 230||Statistics for Social Sciences|
|Total Credits of 120 Minimum:||59|
A minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 in BIOL 130 and BIOL 131 must be attained in order to enroll in advanced courses. Both BIOL 204 and BIOL 237 must be successfully completed in order to earn credit toward Biology Department requirements.
CHEM 105/CHEM 1105 and CHEM 106/CHEM 1106 are prerequisites for all 300- and 400-level Biology courses. CHEM 207 and CHEM 208 are recommended prerequisites for many 300- and 400-level Biology courses. Students are advised to complete at least CHEM 105/CHEM 1105 and CHEM 106/CHEM 1106 prior to beginning the junior year.
Some courses are part of the General Education program and may be used to simultaneously satisfy a General Education Mode of Inquiry requirement.
A minimum grade of "C" must be earned in each Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics course to satisfy Biology degree requirements.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Biology Medical Laboratory Science program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the factual and theoretical basis of biology including mechanisms on the molecular, cellular, organismal, and systems levels.
- Demonstrate understanding of scientific inquiry and explain how scientific knowledge is discovered and validated.
- Apply quantitative knowledge and reasoning to describe or explain phenomena in the natural world.
- Demonstrate knowledge of basic principles of chemistry and their application to understanding living systems.
- Demonstrate preparedness to enter the Professional work force.