Northern Michigan University’s School of Clinical Sciences offers a wide range of degree and concentration options that prepare students to work in health care fields or prepares them for advanced degrees in medical fields or biomedical research. The School of Clinical Sciences offers eight degree concentrations in Clinical Laboratory Science, as well as degrees in Radiography, Surgical Technology, and Speech Language Hearing Sciences. The School offers six nationally accredited academic programs. Graduates of the School's programs work in a variety of clinical settings to include medical laboratories, medical imaging, operating rooms, speech pathology and hearing clinics, as well as biomedical research and other healthcare settings.
We offer the following types of degree programs:
- Associates of Applied Science
- Bachelors of Science
- Master of Science
At Northern, we strongly believe in learning by doing. Our faculty are all experienced professionals in their respective fields with years of clinical experience prior to coming to NMU. As a Clinical Sciences student, you will develop your skills using real-world tools and techniques. Clinical Laboratory Science degree students will work in different clinical settings in their sophomore and senior years, in our partner hospitals or labs. Speech Hearing Language Science students get live therapy training in our campus based Speech Pathology clinic. Radiography and Surgical Technology students learn while working in hospital Radiology suites and Operating Rooms. We have more than 40 partner hospitals, including Mayo Clinic, Marshfield Clinic and the Michigan Department of Community Health. While on campus, you will take classes in our science complex that include laboratories or a clinic setting equipped with modern clinical instruments.
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; 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.
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.