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.
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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- Total Credits Required for Degree120-127
- General Education30-40
- Core Courses Required for all Concentrations38
- See CLS Concentrations under listing of majors for course requirements.
- Choose one concentration from the following:
- Anatomic Pathology Concentration62-64
- Clinical Systems Analyst Concentration61
- Diagnostic Genetics Concentration60
- Laboratory Medicine Concentration63
- Microbiology Concentration62
- Science Technologist Concentration50-51
*Clinical Systems Analyst Concentration - any 8 credits of chemistry courses above 100.
**MA 109 has a prerequisite of MA 100.
This major does not require a minor.