The Bachelor’s degree program in Clinical Laboratory Sciences prepares students for technical, supervisory and managerial positions in traditional clinical laboratory sciences practice areas such as hematology, clinical chemistry, diagnostic microbiology, immunohematology and serology. Other areas of practice include molecular diagnostics, histocompatibility testing, toxicology, assisted reproductive technology, crime investigation and parentage testing laboratory work based on DNA Technology, laboratory testing related to gene therapy and stem cell therapy and many other emerging areas of clinical laboratory medicine.
Lower Division Requirements
* Fulfills Gordon Rule writing requirement.
** From these courses students must choose two which fulfill the Gordon Rule writing requirement.
See your advisor for clarification.
*** Fulfills Gordon Rule math requirement.
**** The two course sequence of Anatomy & Physiology I and II may be substituted for these.
Foreign language requirement: Students must have either 2 years of the same foreign language in high school or 2 semesters in college
Many of our graduates use their clinical laboratory training as an advantage when they apply to professional schools. The CLS curriculum includes all of the necessary pre-requisites, with the exception of Calculus and Physics I & II, for medical school, pharmacy school, and physician assistant school. Look at the Alumni Spotlights tab to see where our graduates are at.