Cooperative Degree Program Bachelor of Science (BS) to Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
The Cooperative Degree Program Bachelor of Science (BS) to Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Laboratory Sciences allows students to complete their Bachelor of Science degree from their participating four-year university while gaining credits towards a master's degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences at UTMB.
The BS to MS in CLS degree program is for students who are attending a four year college that has an
with the UTMB-CLS Program. The student enrolled in the BS to MS Program will be required to complete a minimum three (3) years (90 semester credits) at the originating institution. The student will then attend UTMB for approximately two (2) years and complete 85 semester credits.
Upon successful completion of the first year, the student will be awarded a bachelor's degree from the originating institution. Upon successful completion of the UTMB-CLS curriculum, the student will be awarded a master's degree from UTMB. The student's college must be a partner with the UTMB Clinical Laboratory Science program. Contact your college advisor to find out about your college's eligibility. If your college is not a partner, speak to your Department Chair or your academic advisor about partnering with UTMB for this degree option.
- The student enters a curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science degree designed by the four-year college that shall include the prerequisite course requirements as outlined below by the UTMB-CLS Program. The student successfully completes the biology, chemistry and general education courses outlined in the Combined CLS Plan in the articulation agreement.
- Upon successful completion of the first 3 years at the originating institution and acceptance into the UTMB-CLS CLSB program, the student enters the combined 3+2 Bachelor of Science / Master of Science degree program at the bachelor's level. Upon successful completion of the first year at UTMB, the UTMB-CLS courses are transferred back to the originating institution and the student is awarded a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts from that institution.
- The student continues their study at UTMB at the master's level. Following successful completion of the combined five-year curriculum at originating institution and UTMB, the student will be granted a Master of Science degree in CLS.
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|Biological Sciences 1||8|
|General Microbiology 1||4|
|General Chemistry 1||8|
|Anatomy and Physiology II or Human Physiology 2,4||3|
|Science Electives 4||4|
Total Prerequisite Credit Hours: 36
- Biology and chemistry science courses must be for science majors and include laboratories.
- Anatomy and Physiology II or Human Physiology will be required to satisfy 3 hours of Physiology.
- The mathematics course must be college algebra or higher.
- Human Physiology is only required for non-CLS program graduates.
- Applicants missing Biochemistry may take CLLS 5414 Biochemistry
- A grade of 'C' or higher is required to satisfy any prerequisite.
- A grade of 'B' or higher is required to satisfy any transfer credit course.
- Immunology will be a required pre-requisite for the CLS Serology and Blood Bank course.
Students are strongly encouraged to take courses in genetics and statistics to satisfy their elective prerequisites.
Visit the links below to view each university's curriculum.
Texas A&M University at Galveston 3+2 program in Action