CLS Concentration: Medical Laboratory Science
On-Campus and Online through NMU Global Campus
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. This concentration is a NAACLS accredited MLS program. 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 Degree126
- Courses Required for Concentration63
- Concentration Core Courses51
- Other Required Courses in Concentration
- Track 1: Traditional On Campus Students12-13
- CH 450 Biochemistry I (4 cr.) or3-4
- BI 405 Immunology (3 cr.) or
- Track 2: Online Option Available to Global Campus Students Only***12
*See Clinical Laboratory Science Major for a complete list of required courses.
**Prerequisites are CH 111 and CH 112.
***Track Prerequisites: Students eligible for this track must be enrolled in the NMU Global Campus, be ASCP MLT certified, and hold an associate degree from an NAACLS accredited MLT program or equivalent and have two years of full time medical laboratory technician experience in an accredited clinical laboratory in the last five years. Enrollment eligibility is determined based on CLS advance placement criteria.