Alternate Admission Pathways
a. A student who does not wish to receive a degree from The University of Texas-Pan American but who wishes to attend the professional portion of the curriculum must meet one of the following requirements:
1. International students, who already possess a foreign baccalaureate degree and seek entrance into the Clinical Laboratory Science Program for certification purposes only, must meet all admission requirements of the University and must have their transcript evaluated by agencies acceptable to the National Certification Agencies and the University. This evaluation must show that their degree is equivalent to a baccalaureate in the United States with appropriate coursework in biology, chemistry and math.
2. Students who already possess a baccalaureate degree and have a minimum of 12 semester hours of chemistry including inorganic and organic or biochemistry, 16 semester hours of biology including microbiology, a college-level math course and a statistics course may also apply to the program.
3. Have completed all preprofessional coursework at their parent institution with 16 semester hours of biology, including a course in Microbiology, 12 semester hours of chemistry including organic or biochemistry; 3 semester hours of college level Mathematics, a statistics class and a completed affiliation agreement between The University of Texas-Pan American and his/her parent university..
b. A limited number of students who have completed all prerequisite coursework may apply to the program with a request to pursue coursework on a part-time basis.
c. Medical Laboratory Technicians with nationally recognized certification such as NCA or ASCP may be granted credit for the following courses following validation by challenge examination: CLSC 3100, 3310, 3530, 3513 and 3420. Students must attain a score of 70% or better on challenge exams. Challenge exams may only be attempted once. In addition, students may shorten the time required to complete practicum course by demonstrating required competency in designated skill areas through practical examinations. Students who desire credit by examination for clinical laboratory science courses must notify the program director prior to their enrollment in these courses. Students must comply with University regulations and no more than 45 total hours may be granted for credit by examination, correspondence or exemption.