Pre-Medical Lab Science

Arts and Sciences Degree/A.A.

This program fulfills the necessary first two years of undergraduate study required for admittance to the Bachelor of Science degree program in medical laboratory science offered by the West Virginia University School of Medicine.

Requirements for Graduation

In order to earn an Associate of Arts Degree in Arts and Sciences with a major in Pre-Medical Laboratory Science, a student must complete a minimum of 61 credit-hours of required and elective course work.

Application for admission into the junior year (first year in the undergraduate Medical Laboratory Science Program of the School of Medicine) should be made before the beginning of the second semester of the sophomore year.

Students, whether at WVU or at Potomac State College, are not transferred automatically from the pre-professional course (first two years) to the professional course (third and fourth years). Students are selectively admitted to the program for their final two years of work. Application forms for admission to the professional course are available after December 1 from the office of the Director of Admissions and Records, Medical Center. These forms should be completed and returned to that office no later than March 1, if the student expects to enter the succeeding first semester classes.

Admission to the third year is on the recommendation of the Admissions Committee to the Dean of the School of Medicine. A personal interview with the Committee is required.

Applicants should have a minimum grade-point average of 2.5 (both cumulatively and in science). Applicants with less than a 2.5 GPA (either cumulative or science) may be admitted on probation. Applicants with less than a 2.0 GPA, either cumulative or in the sciences, will not be admitted.

Students who contemplate graduate study should include course work in a foreign language in their program.

Click here to view the recommended Two-Year Sequence Advisement Sheet pdf