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CLS Concentration: Laboratory Medicine

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 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: MLS(ASCP). The sophomore and senior practicum components provide an opportunity for students to experience two different clinical settings prior to graduation.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 131*
Courses Required for Concentration 63
Concentration Core Courses 51

Other Required Courses in Concentration 12
CH 450 Biochemistry I (4 cr.) or 3-4
     BI 405 Immunology (3 cr.) or

*See Clinical Laboratory Science Major for a complete list of required courses.

**Prerequisites are CH 111 and CH 112.