- Major Courses and General Education Courses
- Admission and Transfer Requirements
- Graduation Requirements
Why Choose Molecular Diagnostics?
The field of laboratory medicine is advancing towards the use of molecular techniques and molecular diagnostics for the detection of genetic disorders, pre-implantation screening, infectious disease and cancer. With the introduction of personalized medicine which allows an individual to have a panel of genetic tests performed to determine predisposition to disease there will be a rise in genetic testing. Molecular diagnostics can also aid in the decision about therapy to be used for genetic disorders.
Genetic companies are demanding certified, professionally educated, technically competent individuals to work in this growing facet of laboratory medicine. There is a demand nationally in hospitals, reference laboratories, private genetic laboratories and pharmaceutical industries.
The program combines classroom instruction and laboratory practice on-campus with internships in various laboratories to prepare graduates.
The program is fully accredited as a DMS training program by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) in accordance with their regulations. www.NAACLS.org
Graduates of the program will be able to work in hospital, reference, public health, genetic and pharmaceutical laboratories. They may also work for regulatory agencies or as field technicians. Graduates will be able to apply for molecular biology certification through the American Society for Clinical Pathology.
Molecular Diagnostics Requirements - 124 Credits Required
University General Education
Communication Competence - 12 Credits Required
Met within Major
ACT Math sub-score of 24
Choosed Three course, in at least two different subject areas.
One must be a Foundations Course
One must be 200-level or higher
Choose three courses
No more than 5 credit hours in cultural enrichment activities courses may apply to this requirement.