Self-Assessment Admissions Check List for Clinical Laboratory Sciences


Use the following checklist as a self-assessment guide to determine whether or not you have satisfied application requirements for the CLS Program at UTMB. Current application procedures and criteria are available here. It is the applicant's responsibility to review the current application requirements, as this information is subject to change.

Prerequisite CourseRequired HoursCompletedIn ProgressLackingPrerequisite Notes:
  1. Biology and chemistry science courses must be for science majors and include laboratories.
  2. Anatomy and Physiology II or Human Physiology will be required to satisfy 3 hours of Physiology
  3. The mathematics course must be college algebra or higher.
  4. Students are strongly encouraged to take courses in genetics and statistics to satisfy their elective prerequisites.

A grade of 'C' or higher is required to satisfy any prerequisite.

English Composition and Speech or Writing9   
United States History6   
United States / Texas State Government6   
Biological Sciences 18   
General Microbiology 14   
General Chemistry 18   
Anatomy and Physiology II or Human Physiology 23   
Mathematics 33   
Social / Behavioral Sciences3   
Visual or Performing Arts3   
Electives 44   
Total Prerequisite Credit Hours60   

Admissions Requirement Date Submitted Notes
Complete UTMB Application  
  1. Include your signed and dated supporting statement
  2. Program code is BSCLS. Major codes are:
    • BSCLS for regular on-campus track
    • BSCLSL for distance education track
Application Fee    
Reference Letter Forms (3)   Reference letter forms should be completed by individuals who can evaluate your work and professional ethics, study habits, and classroom/laboratory outcomes. These individuals may include a faculty member, teaching assistant, or work supervisor. If you have volunteer experience in the field of health care, the volunteer coordinator who supervised your experience may be able to complete the form.
THEA Passing Score    
Overall GPA   2.0 minimum required for BS in CLS. Masters, DCLS, and SBB have different criteria.
Science GPA   2.0 minimum required for BS in CLS. Masters, DCLS and SBB have different criteria.
All Official Transcripts   For faster processing, we strongly encourage you to have your transcripts sent electronically. UTMB is a member of the SPEEDE electronic transcript network.
CLS Interview    
Essential Functions   Meet the Technical Standards for admission as outlined here.
Security Background Check   Refer here for more information.
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