Overview of admission requirements

  • Completion of all pre-professional courses by the end of the summer semester before the start of the professional program (up to two general education courses can remain to be completed within the first professional year after admission)
  • Minimum 2.7 overall GPA; 2.7 in science coursework (on a 4.0 scale)
  • All grades in prerequisite requirements must be a minimum of "C" or better (2.0 on a 4.0 grade scale). Due to the unique situation created by COVID-19, many institutions are allowing students to choose a Pass/No Pass option in lieu of a letter grade for certain semesters. The program encourages applicants to receive letter grades in their prerequisite courses. P/N will be accepted if the grading institution's policy is a C or better to receive a Pass. If the school accepts C- or below as a Pass, students will be required to submit a letter from the instructor documenting what the grade earned would have been (in the case of WSU courses, since we can view that grade in the system, such a letter will not be required). This policy applies to the following semesters: Winter 2020, Spring/Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021 and Spring/Summer 2021.
  • Math and Science prerequisite coursework must have been taken within the past six years
  • No more than two repeats or withdrawals in science courses preferred (if all courses are withdrawn in the same semester it will be considered as one withdrawal)
  • Equivalent pre-professional coursework taken at an accredited college or university is acceptable
  • All applicants are encouraged to attend a minimum of one monthly Information Meeting at the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences within one year of formal application to specific programs of choice.

Math and science prerequisite requirements

  • BIO 1510/1511 Basic Life Mechanisms & Lab (NSIL)
  • BIO 2270 & 2271 or BIO 2200 (NSIL) - Introductory Microbiology & Lab
  • BIO 2870 - Anatomy and Physiology & Lab
  • CHM 1100 & 1130 or CHM 1220 & 1230 - General Chemistry I & Lab (NSIL)
  • CHM 1140 & 1150 General Chemistry II & Lab* 
  • CHM 1240 & 1250 - Organic Chemistry I & Lab
  • MAT 1070 College Algebra (QE)

*CHM 2220 & 2230 - Organic Chemistry II & Lab will also be accepted in place of CHM 1140 & 1150 for this admission cycle.

Non-science prerequisite requirements

  • ENG 1020 - Introductory College Writing (BC)
  • ENG 3010 - Intermediate Writing (IC)
  • COM 1010 - Oral Communication (OC) *Exam option
  • STA 1020 - Elementary Statistics (QE)
  • MLS 2080 - Medical Laboratory Science Seminar
  • MLS 3330 - Medical Terminology

*Exams or coursework can be used to complete these requirements. Please contact the WSU Office of Testing and Evaluation at 313-577-3400 for further information.

Students who hold a previous bachelor's degree or who qualify under the university's MTA transfer policy are exempt from completing the requirements below. Visit WSU's Transfer Credit Evaluation website for more information.

Students who enrolled at Wayne State prior to Fall 2018 can choose to follow the general education program below or the previous requirements,

University General Education requirements

  • Civic Literacy (CIV)
  • Cultural Inquiry (CI)
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
  • Global Learning (GL)
  • Social Inquiry (SI)

Non-native English speakers must meet university English proficiency requirements.

Professional licensure notification

States and the District of Columbia may require completion of specific educational requirements to become licensed in Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology. These requirements may differ depending on the jurisdiction.

Federal regulations require an educational program that is designed to satisfy the educational requirements for a specific professional license to make available to prospective and enrolled students information to help the student determine if the program's curriculum satisfies the educational requirements for State licensure.  The required information for the Clinical Laboratory Science program as it pertains to the States and the District of Columbia ("U.S. jurisdictions") is provided below.

The University has not made a determination whether the curriculum of the program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science degree at Wayne State University meets the requirements for licensure in California, New York, and Tennessee.

The information stated above is based on State educational requirements that were available to the program during June 2020.  States change their educational requirements from time to time and may have done so after June 4, 2020 without notice to the program.  Although the program makes reasonable efforts to keep up-to-date on changes in educational requirements for licensing, the University does not represent or guarantee that the educational requirements of any listed State have not changed since June 4, 2020.  Any questions regarding the educational or other requirements to obtain a license in Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology in a particular State as of a later date should be directed to the licensing agency in that State. 

The University has not determined whether its curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure in Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology in any U.S. territory (for example, Puerto Rico, Guam, or the Virgin Islands) nor in any foreign country.  Students interested in practicing in Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology in a U.S. territory or foreign country should contact the licensing agency in that jurisdiction for information about its licensing requirements.