Dual Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science (BS/BS)
The College of Idaho Program in Clinical Laboratory Science is a dual degree program in collaboration with Idaho State University (ISU). Under ordinary circumstances, students will attend C of I for three years, and then enter the ISU Clinical Laboratory Science program for their senior year. The ISU program, which lasts for 12 months, includes all professional requirements, including all clinical experiences. When students have successfully completed the ISU program, they will be granted dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Clinical Laboratory Science from both C of I and ISU.
Entrance into the ISU program is competitive. ISU has offered up to four admission seats to C of I students each year, but it is possible that more than four C of I students will apply. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all prerequisite courses, and must apply for the ISU program by January of their Junior year. Application may be considered after that date for competitive entry into the Clinical Laboratory Science program. Due to the competitive nature of this program, students are strongly advised to pursue a complementary major or course of study along with the program prerequisites (though they will not need to complete it if they enter the ISU program).
During their course work at C of I, students will be required to complete 93 credits, including all C of I Liberal Arts Core requirements, in addition to all of the required prerequisite courses.
Required Prerequisite Courses
To be completed at C of I:
- BIO-120 Frontiers in Biology
- BIO-220 Organismal Biology
- BIO-303 Human Anatomy
- BIO-304 Human Physiology
- BIO-330 Cell Biology
- BIO-360 Microbiology
- BIO-361 Pathobiology (may be taken at ISU)
- BIO-365 Immunology
- MAT-112 Introduction to Statistics
- One of the following:
- CHE-141 General Chemistry & Lab I
- CHE-142 General Chemistry & Lab II
- Plus: 8 additional credits in Chemistry selected from Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Analytical Chemistry.