Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Sciences


The Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program is one of the primary components of the University of West Florida’s College of Health. The Bachelor's degree program prepares students for immediate employment in a medical laboratory. Graduates take the national board examination offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology to be credentialed as MLS (ASCP). Alumni work in microbiology, hematology, clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics and transfusion services. CLS graduates from UWF make significant contributions to the health and welfare of the public in Florida, Alabama and nationwide.

The UWF program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Information about NAACLS can be obtained from:
NAACLS
5600 N. River Road Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
773.714.8880
naacls.org

Student Outcomes Measures

Graduation YearNumber of GraduatesGraduation RatesAttrition Rate
2011 24 88.9% 11.1%
2012 29 90.6% 9.4%
2013 27 96.4% 3.6%
2014 28 100% 3.6%
Graduation YearASCP National Board
Exam Overall Pass Rate
Medical Laboratory employment placement
rates within 6 months of graduation
2011 96% 91%
2012 91% 93%
2013 100% 93%
2014 96% 89%

 

 

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