Prerequisite courses for admission to the clinical program, designed to meet the requirements established by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), include specific courses in chemistry, biological sciences and a minimum mathematics proficiency.
Upper-level professional course work is taken at one of the affiliated hospitals. Graduates of the program are eligible to challenge either of two nationally recognized certification examinations to become clinical laboratory scientists or medical technologists. (Graduation is not, however, contingent upon passing any type of certifying examination.)
Undergraduate students interested in clinical laboratory sciences may apply directly to the program. Applications are obtained from the academic director on campus, or from the specific program of an affiliate.
Students may elect one of two routes of entry into the program. Students who are seeking a baccalaureate degree in clinical laboratory sciences from Rockhurst University must complete 98 semester hours and all non-clinical degree requirements before beginning the professional component at a hospital site. The professional component lasts approximately one calendar year. Upon successful completion of the clinical laboratory sciences course work, the student is awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in clinical laboratory sciences.
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Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Although international students are not eligible for state or federal financial aid, undergraduate applicants may be eligible for merit scholarships of $9,500-20,000.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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