Through its clinical lab science concentration, the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences offers a 3+1 program that leads to a bachelor in biology while also gaining the qualifications to take the national certification examination given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology in pursuit of the MLS (ASCP) certification.
After taking the required coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.5, students transfer for their senior year to the affiliated Inova Fairfax Hospital School of Medical Laboratory Science for the clinical part of their training. Completion of Longwood’s clinical lab science concentration cannot guarantee admission to the affiliated professional clinical lab sciences program.
**Changes for 2018-19 catalog are pending SCHEV approval for official initiation in Spring 2019**
Inova Faifax Hospital School of Medical Laboratory Science, located in Falls Church, VA, is full accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences NAACLS and is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
For more information see https://www.inova.org/education/medical-laboratory-science or contact:
Amy Shoemaker, MBA, MT (ASCP) DLM Program Director or
Shabrina Shah MT (ASCP), Program coordinator