Allied Health Completion Option - BS in Health Care Science
An upper division completion option is available for students who have completed training in allied health areas such as radiation technology, dental hygiene, paramedic, respiratory therapy, etc. To be accepted in this program students must have completed a certificate in an allied health area from an accredited program other than UCCS that included at least 40 training credit hours in order to complete the portfolio requirement of this option.
In many cases, the training credit hours maybe in conjunction with an Associates Degree. Students must submit the following allied health portfolio components to the Department of Health Sciences and have their allied health portfolio approved by the Department of Health Sciences before they can declare this option:
- Transcripts from an accredited institution or program documenting at least 40 credits of training during the program
- A current resume
- A copy of the student’s current certificate, registration or license to practice in their allied health field
Students then complete the health science program listed below in order to be awarded a bachelor’s degree, the BS in Health Care Science.
Medical Laboratory Science Option - BS in Health Care Science
Students in this option will meet the prerequisites and are well prepared to apply for a post baccalaureate Medical Laboratory Science training program, which is required in order to become a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS). The Health Science Department has an agreement with Colorado Center for Medical Laboratory Science to place up to eight UCCS students for their clinical training in Colorado Springs hospital laboratories. After successfully completing the clinical training, students are eligible to take the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCOP) Board Certification Exam as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.