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.
In order to be granted a bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory science, a student must maintain an NMU/cumulative grade point average of 2.60. Students must receive no less than a “C-” in any CLS course.
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*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.