Clinical Laboratory & Nutritional Sciences

Academic Progression Policy

As part of the College of Health Sciences, the Clinical Laboratory Sciences (Clinical Science and Medical Laboratory Science Options) and Nutritional Science Programs have the following academic policies for students to successfully progress in and complete the baccalaureate program.

Students who are freshman in the curriculum will receive a warning letter the first time they fail to meet these academic requirements. Sophomore year students and higher who fail to meet the criteria for the first time and freshman who fail to meet the criteria for the second time will receive a letter dismissing them from the program with the right to appeal. The student appeal will be considered by a Department Professional Review Committee. Granting an appeal request is not automatic and the decision will be based on the likelihood of future success of the student in the major. A student with a successful appeal will be reinstated into the program on probation with conditions to be met by a certain deadline.

Department Academic Policies

  1. Overall cumulative GPA must be a 2.5 or greater
  2. Semester GPA must be a 2.5 or greater
  3. No grade lower than C in courses listed as Designated Professional Courses*
  4. No withdrawal from a Designated Professional Course.*
  5. Medical Laboratory Science option only
    • Basic science GPA must be a 2.5 or greater
    • Anatomy and Physiology I & II Lecture and Lab
    • Physiological Chemistry I & II Lecture and Lab
    • Basic Clinical Microbiology Lecture and Lab
    • Organic Chemistry Lecture and Lab
    • Clinical Laboratory Theory Lecture and Lab
  6. Clinical Science option 
    • Must have a grade of at least a C in a course to be used to meet the Science Specialization requirement
*List of “Designated Professional Courses” will be supplied by the department.