To be eligible for this minor, students must have at least a 2.5 GPA and must have completed 8 credits of biology (with hands-on labs) and 4 credits of microbiology (with hands on lab).  Students must also meet essential function requirements.  The biology and microbiology courses may be part of the students program of study but must be completed with a C or higher prior to taking the upper level courses within the minor.

Prior to Clinical Rotations (e.g. Clinical Microbiology Practicum):

  • Confirmation of Essential Functions
  • Immunization records, including PPD (within the past 12 months) and evidence of Hepatitis B, MMR, Varicella, Diphtheria, Polio and Tetanus vaccination
  • Current physical examination
  • Copy of health insurance
  • Copy of criminal background check
  • Copy of drug screening test

the following requirements must be fulfilled: 20 credits in required courses.

MLS 4116Clinical Bacteriology I
MLS 4117Clinical Bacteriology II
MLS 4119Parasitology, Mycology, and Virology
MLS 4141Immunology and Serology
MLS 4151Molecular Diagnostics
MLS 4158Laboratory Management and Operations
MLS 4164Clinical Microbiology Practicum