Associate in Science in the Field of Health Sciences Laboratory Technology

Admission to the associate in science (AS) in health science laboratory technology (HSLT) program is restricted to students who have completed the MLT I: certificate in health sciences laboratory technology at GW within the past five years. The program offers Army and Navy medical laboratory technicians (MLTs) the opportunity to enhance their skills, obtain the credentials to pursue advanced study, and be eligible for promotion within the military.

Visit the military affiliated programs website for more information.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 75 credits, 60 of which are awarded for completion of the MLT I: certificate in health sciences laboratory technology, and 15 credits in general education courses. The general education requirements may be completed by taking coursework at GW or another regionally accredited institution.

15 credits of general education including:
3 credits of English composition
3 credits of college algebra or statistics or higher
3 credits of social sciences
3 credits of humanities
3 credits of biology or chemistry
Recommended general education courses at GW that fulfill these requirements:
English composition
HSCI 2100Writing and Composition in the Health Sciences
HSCI 2115
HSCI 2117Introduction to Statistics for Health Sciences
Social sciences
HSCI 2101Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Illness
HSCI 2103Health Policy and the Health Care System
HSCI 2105Current Issues in Bioethics
HSCI 2107Health Care in Literature
Biology or Chemistry
MLS 2000Biology for Health Sciences
MLS 2001Chemistry for Health Sciences

Transferring credits

For an assessment on the transferability of your previous coursework, please contact the program office. Coursework will be evaluated for transfer using the following criteria:

  • College-level
  • Academic in nature
  • Completed at a regionally accredited institution
  • Earned with a minimum grade of C (C- grades do not transfer)