Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Chemistry
The George Washington University

Program Details

Gain the skills to make an impact in health care with the online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Chemistry for Medical Laboratory Science from the George Washington University (GW). This chemistry certificate prepares you with expertise to examine DNA and tissues, assess patient health, and develop laboratory procedures to facilitate more precise diagnoses and enhance patient outcomes. This certificate is ideal for those who have already completed their bachelor's degree and wish to enter the laboratory science field without completing a second bachelor's degree.

GW has designed their clinical chemistry certificate program to prepare you with the confidence and competencies to develop new testing methods that directly impact patient diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes. Upon completion, you will be qualified to sit for the ASCP Board of Certification Exam.

Sample coursework includes: applying laboratory science principles to human disease diagnosis, performing diagnostic analyses of patient tissue, applying ethical decision-making to clinical laboratory practice, and determining optimal treatment based on patient test results.


This program requires a practicum experience to be completed in a clinical laboratory.

  • Resume
  • Official transcripts
  • Recommendations
  • Statement of purpose
  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university prior to matriculation into the program
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5

Special Accreditation

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education