Gain the expertise you need to accelerate your laboratory science career with the online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Microbiology for Medical Laboratory Science from the 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 consists of 20 credit hours and 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, and applying laboratory science principles to human disease diagnosis.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA2.5 or above (4.0 scale)
Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
- This program requires a practicum experience.