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.
For department information or additional degree requirements, go to the Clinical Sciences, School of department page.
For related information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home.htm
|Total Credits Required||120|
*Clinical Systems Analyst Concentration - any 8 credits of chemistry courses above 100.
**DATA 109 has a prerequisite of MA 100.
This major does not require a minor.
Bulletin Year: 2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin