To be eligible for admission to the minor molecular biology program, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and must have completed 8 credits in biological science courses (with hands-on labs) and 8 credits in chemistry courses (with hands-on labs). Students must also meet essential function requirements. Biological science and chemistry courses may be part of the students program of study but must be completed with a grade of C or above prior to taking the upper-level courses within the minor.

In addition, the following is required prior to clinical rotations (molecular practicum):

  • Confirmation of essential functions
  • Immunization records, including PPD (dated within the past 12 months) and evidence of hepatitis B, MMR, varicella, diphtheria, polio, and tetanus vaccinations
  • Current physical examination
  • Copy of health insurance
  • Copy of criminal background check
  • Copy of drug screening test

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 24 credits in required courses.

MLS 4158Laboratory Management and Operations
MLS 4170Introduction to Molecular Biology
MLS 4171Human Genetics
MLS 4172Molecular Diagnostics Capstone
MLS 4217Molecular Techniques
MLS 4242Applications of Molecular Testing
MLS 4266Molecular Diagnostics Practicum