Continued enrollment in the B.S. in Biomedical Sciences: Clinical Laboratory Science is contingent upon:
- Maintaining an overall grade-point average of 2.33
- Maintaining a grade- point average of 2.67 in the Clinical Laboratory Science major
- Grades of C- and below are unacceptable toward continuation in the major and may result in dismissal from the program.
- Acceptance into the clinical rotations is competitive and based on GPA and an interview conducted by the Program Director. Students who are not accepted into the clinical rotations have the option of repeating courses in the major and re-applying the following year.
The pre-requisite courses for the major in Clinical Laboratory Sciences are:
- 8 semester hours in the Biological Sciences (including courses in Anatomy and Physiology)
- 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) in Chemistry (Inorganic/General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and/or Biochemistry)
- 1 semester of college Mathematics
The technical (non-academic) standards established by the programs in this department are evidence of the “essential functions” that students must be able to accomplish in the program. Essential functions include requirements that students be able to engage during educational and training activities so that they will not endanger other students, the public at large, or patients.
Vision Standard —The student must be able to read charts and graphs, read instrument scales, discriminate colors, read microscopic materials, and record results.
Speech and Hearing Standard — The student must be able to communicate effectively and sensitively in order to assess non-verbal communication and be able to adequately transmit information to all members of the health care team.
Fine Motor Functions Standard —The student must possess all skills necessary to carry out diagnostic procedures, manipulate tools, instruments and equipment. The student must be able to perform phlebotomy safely and accurately.
Psychological Stability Standard —The student must possess the emotional health required for full utilization of the applicant’s intellectual abilities. The student must be able to recognize emergency situations and take appropriate actions.
A criminal conviction and/or the use of illegal drugs may impede or bar your entry into your chosen field of study. Clinical and hospital sites may reject a student, or remove a student from their site if a criminal record is found or if a positive drug test is noted. Inability to gain clinical or field work will result in the inability to meet program objectives and outcomes. Inability to meet objectives and outcomes may result in your failure to complete the program requirements, thus requiring your withdrawal from the program. In addition, the presence of a criminal conviction may also prevent your completion of the required state or federal licensure, certification or registration process.
Life Experience Credit
Some individuals with appropriate profession-related work experience may be eligible to pursue life experience credit for required course work through the Life Experience Credit route. Eligibility for credits is based on successful completion of proficiency examinations and/or extensive documentation of experiences. Students should apply for Life Experience Credits upon completion of their first 6 credits of study at LIU Post, but before beginning their final 32 credits (residency requirements). Life Experience applications will not be accepted once students have begun their senior residency. All proficiency examinations must be completed prior to the final 32 credits of undergraduate study.
For more information contact the Life Experience Program at 516-299-2445.
The final 32 credits (9 credits in the major) toward the baccalaureate degree must be taken at LIU Post. Life Experience Credits (see above) or transfer credits from other colleges may be applied toward the bachelor's degree requirements, but they cannot substitute for the residency requirement.