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B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science

Students can obtain a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science, with a concentration in medical technology, by completing three years of course work in the Biology department of the College of Saint Elizabeth followed by 15 months at Rutgers University and its affiliated laboratory facilities. Following completion of the three years plus 15 months, a student will obtain a joint degree from the two institutions. A complete description of the programs at Rutgers can be found at http://shrp.rutgers.edu/dept/CLS/.

During the first three years at the College of Saint Elizabeth, a student must fulfill all of the general education requirements of the College. The student must also complete the following science and mathematics courses required by both institutions prior to admission to Rutgers University:

Medical Laboratory Science

Required Courses (52 or 56 credits)

BIO111Fundamentals of Biology I

4

BIO113Fundamentals of Biology II

4

BIO209Microbiology

4

BIO251Cellular Biology

4

BIO303Genetics

4

BIO415Immunology

4

BIO417Physiology

4

CHEM151General Chemistry I

4

CHEM153General Chemistry II

4

CHEM211Organic Chemistry I

4

CHEM213Organic Chemistry II

4

CHEM323Biochemistry I

3

CHEM323LLab:Biochemistry I

1

MATH149Pre-Calculus Math

4

 

MATH151Calculus I

4

or

MATH119Elementary Statistics

4

MATH149 if needed

An overall grade point average of 2.85 (A=4.0) and grades of C or better are required in all of the above courses.

In addition, the following science courses are recommended:

BIO413Molecular Biology Techniques

4

CHEM317Theory of Analytical Chemistry

4

PHYS149General Physics I

4

PHYS153General Physics II

4

Preset Freshmen and Sophomore Pathways

To ensure that students begin and remain on track in terms of graduation and degree requirements, and to maximize student opportunities to add minors or second majors, and therefore increase their options after graduation, the College has designed the Preset Freshmen and Sophomore Pathways.

This curricular sequencing model, which outlines all the courses taken in the first two years, will allow students to complete 75% to 90% of their General Education requirements during just their freshman and sophomore years, as well as all foundational gateway and milestone courses, both in their intended major, and in other complementary majors and minors that they may want to consider.

Students will then be able to focus their junior and senior years almost entirely on their major, as well as on potential minors or second majors.

Simply put, this curricular sequencing model allows students to get the most out of their undergraduate education at CSE.

First Year

Fall Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I Core Classes

6

Pre-Major Gateway Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Spring Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I Core Classes

6

Pre-Major Gateway Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

Second Year

Fall Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I or II Core Classes

4-8

Pre-Major Milestone Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Spring Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element II or III Core Classes

4-8

Pre-Major Milestone Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Recommended Course Sequence: Medical Laboratory Science

First Year

Fall Semester (First Semester) (18 Credits)

BIO111Fundamentals of Biology I

4

CHEM151General Chemistry I

4

 

MATH149Pre-Calculus Math

4

or

MATH119Elementary Statistics

4

 

CSE110Literacy I

4

Spring Semester (Second Semester) (18 Credits)

BIO113Fundamentals of Biology II

4

CHEM153General Chemistry II

4

MATH151Calculus I

4

CSE120Intergrated Literacy II

4

CHEM153: Prerequisites apply.

Second Year

Fall Semester (First Semester) (16 Credits)

BIO209Microbiology

4

CHEM211Organic Chemistry I

4

CSECSE200-level General Education

4

 

MATH119Elementary Statistics

4

or

CSECSE200-level General Education

4

CHEM211, CSE200-level: Prerequisites apply.

MATH119: If not yet taken.

Spring Semester (Second Semester) (16 Credits)

BIO251Cellular Biology

4

CHEM213Organic Chemistry II

4

CSECSE200-level General Education

4

 

CSECSE 200-level General Education

4

or

CSE300Faith,Spirituality & Ethics I

4

BIO251, CHEM213, CSE200-level, CSE300: Prerequisites apply.

CSE200-level: If still needed.

Summer (8 Credits)

PHYS149General Physics I

4

PHYS153General Physics II

4

PHYSICS I, PHYSICS II: Prerequisites apply.

Third Year

Fall Semester (First Semester) (17 Credits)

BIO121Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

BIOBIO300/400

4

CHEM325Biochemistry II

4

BIO431Senior Seminar

1

 

CSE300Faith,Spirituality & Ethics I

4

or

CSE400Essentials Capstone

4

BIO300/400, CHEM325, BIO431, CSE300, CSE400: Prerequisites apply.

CSE300, CSE400: If not yet taken.

Spring Semester (Second Semester) (16 Credits)

BIO123Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

BIO303Genetics

4

CHEM323Biochemistry I

3

CHEM323LLab:Biochemistry I

1

CSE400Essentials Capstone

4

BIO303, CHEM323, CSE400: Prerequisites apply.

CSE400: If not yet taken.