Clinical Nutrition / Bachelor of Science in Biology to Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition / 3 + 2 Program

Total Credit Hours: 140

Major Credit Hours: 104

Students enrolled in this program will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Lewis University and a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from Rush University. All catalog rules for the Bachelor of Science in Biology apply.

Degree Requirements

Program: BS-BIOL-1
Concentration: CLIN

I. Core Courses (58)

BIOL-11000General Biology 1

4

BIOL-11100General Biology 1 Lab

1

BIOL-11500General Biology 2

4

BIOL-11600General Biology 2 Lab

1

BIOL-22000Genetics

4

BIOL-22100Genetics Lab

1

BIOL-22400General Microbiology

4

BIOL-22600General Microbiology Lab

1

BIOL-32000Biostatistics

3

BIOL-33500Advanced Clinical Physiology

3

BIOL-33600Case Studies in Human Physiology

1

BIOL-35600Molecular Biochemistry Lab

1

BIOL-35700Nutritional Biochemistry with Clinical Correlates

3

BIOL-38500Biology Journal Club

1

BIOL-42200Human Anatomy

3

BIOL-42300Functional Human Anatomy Lab

1

CHEM-11000General Chemistry 1

4

CHEM-11100General Chemistry 1 Lab

1

CHEM-11500General Chemistry 2

4

CHEM-11600General Chemistry 2 Lab

1

CHEM-22000Organic Chemistry 1

4

CHEM-22100Organic Chemistry 1 Lab

1

HUPR-27100Nutrition and Exercise

3

MATH-20000Calculus 1

4

-OR

MATH-21100Calculus for the Life Sciences

4

II. Journal Club (1)

Select one of the following options:
BIOL-38000Biochemistry Journal Club

1

BIOL-38100Physiology Journal Club

1

BIOL-38200Microbiology Journal Club

1

BIOL-38300Ecology Journal Club

1

BIOL-38400Genetics Journal Club

1

BIOL-38500Biology Journal Club

1

II. Students admitted to the Clinical Nutrition Program in this manner will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree from Lewis University at the successful completion of the first two semesters at Rush University.

Students must complete the first two semesters in order to be awarded the B.S. degree from Lewis University. If they do not complete the first two semesters, they will need to return to Lewis to fulfill the baccalaureate requirements.

IV. A minimum of 113 credit hours is required to earn the Master of Science in Medical Laboratory Science at Rush University. All courses taken during the first three quarters (46 quarter hours) will be transferred back to Lewis University to meet the B.S. requirements.

Students must complete the first three quarters at Rush (Fall, Winter, and Spring) in order to be awarded the B.S. degree from Lewis University. If they do not complete the first three quarters, they will need to return to Lewis to fulfill the baccalaureate requirements.

V. The following courses will be offered at Rush University to obtain the B.S. in Biology: (46QH/31SH*)

CLS-500Laboratory

2QH

CLS-501Clinical Chemistry I

4QH

CLS-510Hematology I

5QH

CLS-521Clinical Immunology

4QH

CLS-502Clinical Chemistry II

3QH

CLS-512Body Fluids

4QH

CLS-530Clinical Microbiology

5QH

CLS-545Professional Development

1QH

CLS-503Clinical Chemistry III

3QH

CLS-511Hematology II

2QH

CLS-520Immunohematology

5QH

CLS-531Parasitology, Mycology and Virology

4QH

CLS-Seminar

2QH

HHV-504Ethics in Healthcare

2QH

*Rush University operates on a quarterly basis versus a semester basis; credit hours are listed according to Rush University quarter hour credits.  Hence, 46 quarter hours equals 31 semester hours.

VI. Advanced Writing Requirement

The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is satisfied by successful completion of:
BIOL-11100General Biology 1 Lab

1

BIOL-11600General Biology 2 Lab

1

BIOL-22600General Microbiology Lab

1

III. Consult the program Fact Sheet for the sequence of General Education courses. (46)