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Students are admitted to the program only once a year in the fall. To be considered for admission into the program you MUST have completed 59 hours of college prerequisites as follows:

  • * English - 6 Credits
  • * Speech - 3 Credits
  • *Math / Gen. Ed. Math, College Algebra or higher - 2 Credits
  • **Physics (with lab) - 4 Credits
  • **General Chemistry (with labs) - 8 Credits
  • **Human Anatomy & Physiology (with labs) - 8 Credits
  • **Biochemistry / Organic Chemistry or Cell Biology - 3 Credits
  • * Social & Behavioral Sciences (3-6) / Social Sciences: Economics, Geography, History, Political Science. Behavioral Sciences: Anthropology, Criminology, Psychology, Sociology. - 9 Credits
  • * Humanities & Arts (3-6) / Humanities: Foreign Language, Literature-not Philosophy. Arts: Art, Music, Photography, Theatre - 9 Credits
  • Computer Science - 3 Credits
  • Theology or Philosophy - 3 Credits

* These courses are not required for second baccalaureate degree students.

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Completed application and fee.
  • Official college transcript(s).
  • Minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 for post-secondary course work.
  • Three references from individuals who have known you in a working or educational situation.
  • Personal interview.
  • Letter documenting the observation of at least one cardiac surgical procedure requiring cardiopulmonary bypass signed by a certified clinical perfusionist.

**Applicants must have an overall GPA of 2.5 (Grading based on a 4.0 scale). All prerequisite courses are semester hours or equivalents. In addition, the core science courses require a grade of “B” or above with allowance for only 1 repeat of each core science course.

Important Notice: Participation in clinical experiences, rotations or fieldwork is a required part of the curriculum and a requirement for graduation. Clinical rotation and fieldwork sites may require a drug, criminal, and/or child abuse background check in order to permit participation in the program's clinical experience, rotation or fieldwork. Clinical rotation and fieldwork sites may deny a student's participation in the clinical experience, rotation or fieldwork because of a felony or misdemeanor conviction, failure of a required drug test, or inability to produce an appropriate health clearance, which would result in delayed graduation or in the inability to graduate from the program. Individuals who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be denied certification or licensure as a health professional. Information regarding individual eligibility may be obtained from the appropriate credentialing bodies. Drug and background checks will be done at the student's expense.

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