Academic Planning Worksheet: Medical Laboratory Science

Preparation for your intended major is a factor in the review of your UW transfer application. Use this worksheet to help you plan for admission to your intended major and for UW general education requirements.


Department admission information

The BA and BS degree programs are capacity-constrained. Competition of prerequisites does not guarantee admission.

Application deadline: February 15th.

Suggested first- and second-year college work: Completion of University writing, reasoning and general education requirements. Electives not required for admission or graduation may include: CHEM 321, MICROM 301, GENET 351, 371, B STR 301, PHIL 115, PHIL 241, CLAS 101, CLAS 205, PATH 410, UCONJ 420.


Courses required for admission to major

Directions: Record the courses you have taken, are taking or plan to take prior to UW enrollment that you believe are equivalent to the UW course requirements listed below. Not sure? Use the transfer course equivalency guide.

UW Course Dept. Prefix & Number Term/Year
Example: MATH 124 – Calculus I MATH 151 AUT 08
BIOL 118 NW - Survey of Physiology
BIOL 180 NW – Introductory Biology
BIOL 200 NW – Introductory Biology
BIOL 220 NW – Introductory Biology
CHEM 142 NW QSR – General Chemistry
CHEM 152 NW QSR – General Chemistry
CHEM 162 NW QSR – General Chemistry
One of the following two sequences:
    CHEM 223 NW – Org Chem Short Prog
    CHEM 224 NW – Org Chem Short Prog
    OR CHEM 237 NW – Organic Chemistry
    CHEM 238 NW – Organic Chemistry
    CHEM 239 NW – Organic Chemistry
One of the following:
    STAT 220 NW QSR – Basic Statistics
    OR Any Basic Statistics Course

  • Pre-professional Phase. During the first two years, students satisfy general education requirements as well as completing prerequisite courses.
  • Professional Phase. The professional phase begins autumn quarter of the third year and continues for seven consecutive quarters at the UW School of Medicine. Courses in the first year of the professional phase provide students an appropriate theoretical background and basic technical skills that enable them to function effectively in the clinical laboratory.
  • The final year is offered in the clinical laboratories of the UW Medical Center and its principal affiliates. Students in the core clinical laboratories receive on-the-bench training in chemistry, hematology, immunohematology, phlebotomy, microbiology and clinical research.

Entering transfer GPA

Total undergraduates, as of autumn 2018: 54

Total from Washington community colleges: 9

  • Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):
  • 3.75 – 4.00: 3
  • 3.50 – 3.74: 1
  • 3.25 – 3.49: 4
  • 3.00 – 3.24: 1
  • 2.75 – 2.99: 0
  • 2.50 – 2.74: 0
  • 2.49 and below0

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