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Clinical Laboratory Scientist Major

This major prepares graduates to perform a variety of laboratory assays on human and other types of specimens in clinical, research, commercial (biotechnology, pharmaceutical, etc.) and forensic laboratories to provide diagnostic data and information necessary to support health care, ensure quality control, facilitate product development and solve problems.

The program incorporates didactic and clinical education throughout the four-year curriculum. Students gain marketable skills after two years in the program through CLT certification. Upon completion of the degree, students are eligible to take the national certification test: CLS/MT Generalist. The sophomore and senior practica provide an opportunity for students to experience two different clinical settings prior to graduation.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 134

Liberal Studies 30-40
Health Promotion Requirements 2

Required Courses in Major 61

Other Required Courses 44
* MA 171 has a prerequisite of MA 103 or MA 104 or MA 105 or equivalent.