Admissions

If you are seeking admission to the BS program in Clinical Biology with a specialization in Histotechnology, you must:

  • complete a Health Sciences admission application;
  • have the following prerequisites: 12 credits in the biological sciences (biology, anatomy and physiology), 8 credits in chemistry (general chemistry and introduction to organic and biochemistry), and 6 credits in math (algebra and statistics);
  • have a minimum grade of C in all college-level prerequisite courses and an overall grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale;
  • provide official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended;
  • submit two satisfactory professional letters of recommendation from faculty or supervisors;
  • submit a statement of purpose

All documentation should be mailed directly to the Health Sciences Admissions Office at Barry University

An interview may be required before admittance to the program.

International Applicants

International students who have completed all or part of their college course work outside of the United States must submit their transcripts to a foreign transcript evaluation agency for course and grade evaluations. The agency must be a member of NACES (for a list of current NACES members, please visit www.naces.org). Students are also required to submit a score of at least 550 or higher on the paper based TOEFL or 79 or higher on the Internet-based test on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

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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