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School of Clinical Sciences

Whether you’re looking for one or two years of specialized training and quick entry into the job market, a comprehensive bachelor’s degree, or a graduate degree, Northern’s School of Clinical Sciences offers you many choices. Our 15 programs present a variety of health career options. Our programs also provide students with built-in flexibility to explore or advance into additional programs or certification.

Please join us for the first annual Medical Laboratory Sciences and Molecular Genetics Symposium on September 26-28, 2019! 

The symposium is to raise awareness to the community about the medical laboratory sciences.  Presenters include faculty, alumni and students from Northern Michigan University, Lake Superior State University, and Michigan Technological University as well as professionals from Mayo Clinic, Marshfield Clinic and UPHS-Marquette. Registration is free thanks to a generous sponsorship from Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc. To view the full itinerary and housing information, visit the Medical Laboratory Sciences and Molecular Genetics Symposium page. NMU has applied for approval as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.  Registration deadline is September 20, 2019.

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Experience Learning

At Northern, we strongly believe in learning by doing. With instructors and professionals in the field, you’ll practice your skills using real-world tools and techniques. Bachelor degree students will work in different clinical settings in their sophomore and senior years, stationed in our partner hospitals or labs. We have more than 40 partner hospitals, including Mayo Clinic, Marshfield Clinic and the Michigan Department of Community Health. While on campus you’ll have classes in our science complex, using modern clinical equipment.

Career Excellence

Clinical professionals are in great demand. Graduates from NMU’s programs have a job placement rate of nearly 100 percent and more than a 95 percent passing rate on national certification exams. Many also pursue advanced degrees.

Northern’s clinical molecular genetics program is designed to provide a rigorous graduate level education for clinical laboratory scientists and biologists in the field of molecular diagnostics. <a href= "http://www.nmu.edu/clinicallabsciences/genetics">Learn more.</a>Students put their classroom knowledge to practice regularly through NMUFrom NMU, you will graduate knowing that you are prepared to succeed in your industry.Students in the speech, language and hearing sciences program benefit from on-campus clinicals, getting experience that most students at the undergraduate level never receive.Students design and present findings of research projects at academic conferences throughout the country -- proving that a Northern education is more than just classroom time.

Degrees Offered

What you'll do at NMU

As an NMU student, your opportunities to get involved on campus and in the community are boundless. In our clinical sciences programs, for example, students can examine patient chromosomes for genetic disorders; work side by side with a trained radiographer to assess lung images in a newborn with suspected pneumonia; observe and participate in a delicate surgical procedure in a local operating room; work one on one with a young boy with asthma to assess lung function and teach better breathing strategies; or test community clients in our Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic. You’ll also have the personal attention and support of talented, caring teachers every step of the way.

School of Clinical SciencesCLS@nmu.edu906-227-2885

If you have college credit and want to find out what will transfer to NMU, please visit www.nmu.edu/transfercredit