Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Microbiology
The George Washington University

Program Details

Gain the expertise you need to accelerate your laboratory science career with the online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Microbiology for Medical Laboratory Science from George Washington University (GW). This microbiology certificate prepares you with the knowledge and skills to assess patient test results, uncover the causes of disease in a laboratory setting, and sit for the ASCP Board Certification Exam. This certificate is ideal for those who have already completed their bachelor’s degree and wish to enter the field of laboratory science without completing a second bachelor’s degree.

GW has designed their microbiology certificate to prepare you with the critical-thinking skills and practical competencies to recommend methods of testing, investigate innovative technologies, and lead in a laboratory setting.

Microbiology Certificate Curriculum:
The Certificate in Microbiology can be completed in one year.

Sample coursework includes:

  • Applying principles of molecular and traditional laboratory procedures to perform diagnostic analyses
  • Maintaining a safe work environment
  • Analyzing patient test results
  • Applying laboratory science principles to human disease diagnosis

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

School Accreditation & Licensing

The George Washington University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Criminal Background Check, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • This program requires a practicum experience.