Clinical Laboratory Sciences Option, Liberal Arts A.A.



This transfer track is designed to prepare students for upper division studies in clinical laboratory science programs.  These upper division programs include a year of upper division work (accelerated program) at selected institutions  or may be completed in a 2 + 1 program in which clinical training is completed after receipt of the B.S. degree. Admission to the clinical phase of the upper division program is usually competitive and usually requires a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all science or math/science courses attempted.  Graduates are eligible to take the Registry Examination of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists or the NCA.  Passing these or similar tests is a general requirement for employment in the profession.  Clinical laboratory scientists (previously called  medical technologists) are employed by medical facilities to manage, design, and perform laboratory tests to aid in diagnosis and recovery of patients.  State universities having the upper division work include UWF, FIU, FAU, USF, and UCF.  The following track was designed in conjunction with the University of West Florida program.  It is strongly recommended that students carefully examine the catalog of the university to which transfer is expected.  

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Who is eligible for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Option, Liberal Arts A.A. Program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  


  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.

How do I apply to Architecture Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.


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How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

Program Requirements

Communications Area CH
 •+*ENC1101, English I 3
 +*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement 3
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement 3
Literature See General Education Requirement 3
Mathematics Area
 +*MAC1140, Pre-Calculus Algebra 3
 •+*STA2023, Statistics 3
Natural Sciences Area
Physical Science •+*CHM1045, General Chemistry 3
Biological Science •+*BSC2010, Biology for Science Majors I 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences See General Education Requirement 3
History See General Education Requirement 3
Government See General Education Requirement 3
Additional Common Prerequisites
 CHM1045L, General Chemistry Lab 1
 +*CHM1046, Chemistry with Qual. Analysis 3
 CHM1046L, Chemistry with Qual. Anal. Lab 2
 BSC2010L, Biology for Science Maj. I Lab 1
 •+*BSC2085, Anatomy and Physiology I 3
 BSC2085L, Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1
 +*BSC2086, Anatomy and Physiology II 3
 BSC2086L, Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1
 +*CHM2210, Organic Chemistry I 3
 +*CHM2210L, Organic Chemistry I Lab 2
 +*CHM2211, Organic Chemistry II 4
 CHM2211L, Organic Chemistry II Lab 1

• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

+ Prerequisites  and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.


Contact the Advisor

Penni Beitzel
Assistant Professor, Natural Sciences
850-769-1551, extension 2866

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