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Recommended Course Schedule

The following sections list recommended course schedules for CAP Honors students and transfer students.

Please note that this is only a recommended schedule, and does not account for non-CAP Honors students or students with differing needs or circumstances.

All students are strongly advised to meet with a CLS advisor as soon as possible after entering the program. This advisor is a full-time CLS faculty member who will be assigned to you when you enter the program.

CAP Honors Students:

Clinical Laboratory Science Program:  Linda McCown, Chair

217-206-7550 ~  Lmcco2@uis.edu  ~  www.uis.edu/clinicallabscience

First Year

Fall Semester    Hours    Spring Semester    Hours   
CAP 111 Writing for Cultural Literacy    3    CAP 112 Oral Communication    3   
CAP 121 How Do You Know? Exploring Human Knowledge    3    CAP 122 Who Am I?    3   
CAP 101 Cap Scholars Seminar    2    CHE 241 Principles of Chemistry II    4   
CHE 141 Principles of Chemistry I    4    BIO 241 Biology of Organisms in the Environment    4   
BIO 141 Unity of Living Organisms    4    Math 115 Calculus I or
Math 121 Applied Statistics    4   
Total    16    Total    18   

Second Year

Fall Semester    Hours    Spring Semester    Hours   
CAP 225 What is Good?    3    CAP 226 What is Power?    3   
CHE 367 Fundamental Organic Reactions    3    BIO/CHE 301 Writing in the Discipline (Sciences)    3   
CAP 251 Art and Music or
Math 121 Applied Statistics (if not already taken)    4    CAP 252 Information, Technology & Society    4   
BIO 345 General Microbiology    4    Math 115 Calculus I    3   
Foreign Language    4    Foreign Language    4   
Total     14-18    Total    17   

Third Year

Fall Semester    Hours    Spring Semester    Hours   
CLS 448 Introduction to Immunology    4    CHE 493 Biochemical Lab Methods    2   
CHE 322 Laboratory Techniques    1    CLS 405 Introduction to Urinalysis    2   
CLS 447 Medical Mycology/Parasitology/Virology    4    BIO 347 Medical Bacteriology    4   
CLS 321 Seminar in Clinical Laboratory Science    2    CHE 433 Physiological Chemistry    4   
PAC or LSC    4    Foreign language    4   
Foreign language    4   
Total    19    Total    16   

Summer Semester     Hours   
CLS 401 Introduction to Clinical Chemistry    2   
CLS 403 Introduction to Immunohematology    2   
CLS 404 Introduction to Hemostasis    1   
CLS 454 Advanced Concepts in Clinical Chemistry    2   
Total    7   

Fourth Year

Fall Semester    Hours    Spring Semester    Hours   
CLS 402 Introduction to Hematology    2    CLS 411 Clinical Education & Management    3   
CLS 451 Advanced Concepts in Immunohematology    2    CLS 456 Clinical Correlations    2   
CLS 452 Advanced Concepts in Hematology    2    Clinical Courses    1-10   
Clinical Courses    1-10   
Total    7-16    Total    6-15   

Transfer Students*:

Junior Year

Fall Semester    Hours    Spring Semester    Hours   
CHE 322 Laboratory Techniques    1    CHE 418 Biomedical Laboratory Methods    2   
CLS 321 Seminar in Clinical Laboratory Science    2    CHE 433 Physiological Chemistry    4   
CLS 447 Medical Mycology/Parasitology/Virology    4    CLS 405 Introduction to Urinalysis    2   
Elective    1-4    BIO 347 Medical Bacteriology    4   
Public Affairs/Liberal Studies Colloquium    4    CLS 448 Introduction to Immunology    4   
Total    12-16    Total    16   

Summer Semester     Hours   
CLS 401 Introduction to Clinical Chemistry    2   
CLS 403 Introduction to Immunohematology    2   
CLS 404 Introduction to Hemostasis    1   
CLS 454 Advanced Concepts in Clinical Chemistry    2   
Total    7   

Senior Year

Fall Semester    Hours    Spring Semester    Hours   
CLS 402 Introduction to Hematology    2    CLS 411 Clinical Education & Management    3   
CLS 451 Advanced Concepts in Immunohematology    2    CLS 456 Clinical Correlations    2   
CLS 452 Advanced Concepts in Hematology    2    Clinical Courses    1-10   
Clinical Courses    1-10   
Total    7-16    Total    6-15   

*Transfer students are strongly advised to begin in the Fall semester, as many courses must be taken sequentially and begin in the Fall.

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