2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 24, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology, Clinical Lab Sciences Concentration, BS

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study

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**

Affiliated Institutions:

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


Civitae Core Requirement (39-40 credits)

Civitae Core   

Biology majors in the Clinical Lab Sciences Concentration may count Civitae Core courses satisfying major requirements as also satisfying their respective Civitae Core requirements, up to two Pillar courses and one Perspectives course.  The following are the courses in this major that may be used in this way:

  • MATH 171  can satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning Pillar requirement
  • CHEM 111  can satisfy the Scientific Reasoning Pillar requirement

Courses satisfying major requirements that are designated as Civitae Core courses subsequent to the print deadline of this Catalog will not appear in the above listings but will be eligible to also satisfy Civitae Core requirements, subject to the same rules as the others.  (If doing so would otherwise decrease the total credits required for the degree below 120, General Elective credit must be substituted to restore the total.)

Transfer students go to Transfer Student General Education   for requirements.

BS Degree Additional Degree Requirements (3-4 credits)

Major Requirements (affiliated school)

  • Inova Fairfax Hospital 30 credits

Coursework at Inova Fairfax Hospital consists of six clinical courses, including the following topics: Hematology, Microscopy, Immunohemotology, Microbiology, and Chemistry.

Total Credits Required

  • BS in Biology with Clinical Lab Sciences Concentration affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital Medical Laboratory Science Program, Falls Church/123-125

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study