Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a Major in Cytotechnology

Established between GW and the Medical Education Training Campus (METC), the bachelor of science in health sciences with a major in cytotechnology degree program is restricted to pre-selected military service members. 

This one-year contract program provides GW educational services to eligible active duty U.S. Army service members, including:

  • Academic advising for students who have outstanding prerequisites for eligibility.
  • Application and registration services.
  • Academic record maintenance.
  • Conferral of a bachelor of science in health sciences degree to students upon successful completion of 126 credits in the required program.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 126 credits, including 49 credits in general education, 27 credits in advanced standing and electives, and 50 credits in distance education clinical laboratory sciences and health sciences courses. 

General education (49 credits)

  • Biology* (20 credits)
  • Chemistry* (8 credits)
  • College Algebra, Statistics, or higher (3 credits)
  • Humanities or Social Sciences (12 credits)
  • English Composition (6 credits)

*Students with the MLT Certificate will have these transfer credits applied to fulfill all of the biology, chemistry, and elective requirements for the degree program.

Electives (27 credits)

Previously earned college-level coursework will be evaluated for transfer as elective credit. Acceptable transfer coursework must be:

  • College-level
  • Academic in nature
  • Completed at a regionally accredited institution
  • Earned with a C or above (C- grades do not transfer)
Major courses
Clinical laboratory coursework
MLS 4101Introduction to Cytotechnology
MLS 4102Gynecologic Cytology
MLS 4103Abnormal Gynecologic Cytology
MLS 4104Pulmonary Cytology
MLS 4105Cytology of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Liver, and Pancreas
MLS 4106Urogenital System Cytology
MLS 4107Body Cavity Fluid Cytology
MLS 4108Fine Needle Aspiration
MLS 4109Cytotechnology Clinical Practicum
MLS 4110Independent Study in Cytotechnology
GW coursework - completed through GW distance education coursework
HSCI 2112Writing in the Health Sciences
MLS 4151Molecular Diagnostics