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As part of the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences, the Clinical Laboratory Sciences (Clinical Science and Medical Laboratory Science options), Applied Biomedical 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
*List of “Designated Professional Courses” will be supplied by the department.
Biomedical & Nutritional Sciences Admission, Continuation and Graduation
The goal of the University of Massachusetts Lowell Department of Biomedical & Nutritional Sciences is to prepare entry level practitioners in clinical laboratory and nutritional sciences. This preparation specifically requires the accumulation of scientific knowledge and essential skills necessary to accurately and safely work in a variety of clinical, industrial, research and academic settings.
The faculty of the Department of Biomedical & Nutritional Sciences has the responsibility to accept and graduate students who are well educated and possess the qualities of critical thinking, sound judgment, emotional stability, maturity, mental stamina, and empathy. In order to fulfill this responsibility, the faculty of the department maintains that certain minimal essential functions must be met in a timely manner by every applicant, with or without reasonable accommodations or academic adjustments consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Students who feel they may not be able to meet one or more of the Essential Functions described below should contact their faculty adviser or Program Director for clarification.
Large and small motor skills
Professional and application skills
Other physical requirements
Essential Functions adapted from: Body of Knowledge, American Society of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 1998.
No applicant with a disability is required to disclose that disability as part of the application process. If reasonable accommodations and/or academic adjustments are required based on a documented disability it is the student’s responsibility to contact Disability Services.