Admissions by Division

Specialized Clinical Laboratory Science courses taken during the program are taught by experienced nationally certified faculty. In the final year of the program, students complete their clinical practicums at accredited clinical laboratories in the Washington, DC – Metropolitan area.  Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for national certification examinations. Our curriculum overview is seperated by academic years: Freshman and Sophomore curriculum falls within the Lower Division, while, Junior and Senior curriculum fall within the Upper Division.

Lower Division

Requirements for admission to the Lower Division Clinical Laboratory Science Program are consistent with those of the Division of Allied Health Sciences. Access the Lower Division curriculum.

 First time entering freshmen considered for admission to the Division of Allied Health Sciences must present proof of having met the following criteria:

  • Graduation from high school ranking in the upper half of their graduating class. An official transcript or GED certificate must be sent directly from the high school to the Howard University Office of Admissions showing courses pursued, grades earned, rank in class, and proof of graduation.
  • A minimum score of 500 mathematics and 500 verbal on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or an equivalent score of 20 on the American College Test (ACT)
  • All students admitted as freshmen must have completed the following high school units with a grade "C" or better:

    • English, 4 units
    • Mathematics, 3 units (to include Algebra 1, Algebra II, & Geometry, Trigonometry or Calculus)
    • Biology, 1 unit
    • Chemistry, 1 unit

Upper Division

Lower Division students enrolled at Howard University who meet the admission criteria will receive first preference in the selection process. Access the Upper Division curriculum.

Even though a student may meet lower division requirements, admission to the Upper Division program is not guaranteed; Admission to the Upper Division program is competitive and restricted to the fall semester of each year. The Program has limited enrollment.

For acceptance into the Upper Division of the Clinical Laboratory Science Program, students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Completion of a minimum of required semester credit hours of required courses with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5/4.0 and a cumulative science grade point average of 2.5/4.0;
  • Two letters of recommendation;
  • A minimum grade of "C" in all prerequisite science and mathematics courses;
  • Submission of an Upper Division application;
  • Personal interviews with the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science Admissions Committee