Degree or Program Details

Clinical Laboratory Science 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 major, with its various concentrations, incorporates didactic and clinical education throughout a four-year curriculum. Depending on the concentration chosen, there are options of gaining marketable skills after two years in the program through CLT certification.

Students will be eligible for national certification after completing concentrations in laboratory medicine, microbiology, diagnostic genetics, and anatomic pathology.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 131

Liberal Studies 30-40
Health Promotion Requirements 2

Core Courses Required for all Concentrations 36
Major 36

See CLS Concentrations under listing of majors for course requirements. 
Choose concentration from the following: 
Anatomic Pathology Concentration 62-64
Clinical Systems Analyst Concentration 60
Diagnostic Genetics Concentration 63
Laboratory Medicine Concentration 63
Microbiology Concentration 63
Science Technologist Concentration 50

*Clinical Systems Analyst Concentration - any 8 credits of chemistry courses above 100.

**MA 171 has a prerequisite of MA 103 or MA 104 or MA 111 or equivalent.

This major does not require a minor.