Location is Everything
The first four semesters, or two years, of the
program are spent building a strong foundation
in the sciences as students complete their general
education requirements. The next phase of the
program, the professional phase, begins with three
semesters of study on the university’s main campus
in Big Rapids and then students move to the
“medical mile” in Grand Rapids for the next two.
A semester-long internship completes the program.
Students must complete the professional phase
within five years of beginning that phase of study.
Students must be admitted to the university. To be qualified to apply
to the Molecular Diagnostics Program, a student must have earned a
grade of “C” or higher in BIOL 122, BIOL 205, BIOL 286, CHEM 214,
CHEM 324, MATH 115 and have a cumulative GPA of 2.50.
In order to fulfill graduation requirements, students must have
completed all BIOL, CHEM, CLLS, CCHS, and DMOL courses with a
grade of “C” or higher and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
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To apply for this program, select the campus location
of “main campus” on the application form.
The new Molecular Diagnostics laboratory in Grand Rapids
is a state-of-the-art clinical environment where tomorrow’s
Molecular Diagnostics Scientists learn to perform sophisticated
tests and techniques using leading-edge equipment.