University of Kansas course numbers are noted in parentheses. Equivalent courses from other institutions may be accepted pending transcript evaluation.
Starting fall 2015 all matriculating freshmen and transfer students must meet requirements of the KU Core. Prerequisite classes and how they meet the KU Core requirements are listed in brackets following approved courses below. As courses are constantly being evaluated and approved for inclusion in the KU Core Curriculum, please check for the most up to date course listings which meet each goal. KU Core goals 1.1, 5, and 6 will be fulfilled through courses taken during the last two years of the clinical laboratory science program at KU Medical Center.
English (6 hours)
Composition (ENGL 101, 3 hrs.) [G 2.1]
Critical Reading and Writing (ENGL 102, 3 hrs.) [G 2.1]
or Business Writing (BUS 105, 3 hrs.) [G 2.2]
Communication Studies (3 hours)
Speaker-Audience Communication (COMS 130 or COMS 131, 3 hrs.) [G 2.2]
or Stand and Deliver (JOUR 150, 3 hrs.) [G 2.2]
Mathematics (6 hours)
Algebra (MATH 101, 3 hrs.) [G 1.2]
or Precalculus Mathematics (MATH 104, 3 hrs.) [G 1.2]
or Calculus I (MATH 115, 3 hrs.) [G 1.2]
Elementary Statistics (MATH 365, 3 hrs.) [G 1.2]
or Introduction to Biostatistics (BIOL 570, 4 hrs.) [G1.2]
Biology (10 hours)
Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology (BIOL 150, 4 hrs.) [G 3N]
Principles of Human Physiology (BIOL 246, 3 hrs.)
or BIOL 419 Topics in Animal Physiology (3)
or BIOL 646 Mammalian Physiology (4)
– Combination Anatomy/Physiology courses do not fulfill this requirement
Principles of Genetics (BIOL 350, 4 hrs.)
The KU Division of Biological Sciences is now including BIOL 152 Principles of Organismal Biology as a prerequisite for BIOL 350 Genetics. However, students having declared pre-CLS as their major do not need to take BIOL 152 in order to enroll in BIOL 350.
Students having declared as other majors can take BIOL 350 without BIOL 152 by changing their major to pre-CLS or by contacting Jen Weghorst (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Greg Burg (email@example.com) to explain they are applying to the CLS program. Students will receive a permission number to enroll in BIOL 350 without having taken BIOL 152.
– Some community college genetics courses may be accepted
Chemistry (13-15 hours)
Microbiology (5 hours)
Fundamentals of Microbiology (BIOL 400, 3 hrs.) [G 3N]
Fundamentals of Microbiology Laboratory (BIOL 402, 2 hrs.)
Liberal Arts and Sciences Courses (6 hours)
One elective course that will fulfill KU Core goal 4.1
One elective course that will fulfill KU Core goal 4.2
Clinical Laboratory Sciences (1 hour recommended)
Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Sciences (CLS 210, 1 hr.)
This course is only offered by the University of Kansas (Lawrence campus).
The following courses are included during the 1st year (junior year) of the professional program. Students with previous credit for these courses or equivalent will not need to enroll in them if they earned a C or better in the course:
Immunology (BIOL 503/CLS 538, 3 hrs.)
Biochemistry (BIOL 600/CLS 600 or equivalent, 3 hrs.)
Please note: all program requirements and prerequisites are subject to change at any time without notice. Please contact the program directly for more information.