Undergraduate Minors/Certificates in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Sciences (Minors 23-25 credits) (Certificates 14-55 credits)
The Minor/Certificate programs in Clinical Laboratory Sciences are appropriate for students with a major in the basic or life sciences that also have a professional career interest in the disciplines of laboratory medicine, human laboratory diagnostics, and/or pathophysiology.
The minor/certificate programs provide students with the opportunity continue in their current undergraduate major and also to be eligible for national board and state licensing exams as a Generalist in CLS or individual CLS disciplines. Students may complete one or more of the following CLS discipline course sets within the upper-division CLS Program curriculum culminating in a supervised training practicum in a licensed clinical laboratory setting.
Due to accreditation and legal liability requirements for clinical practicum experiences, students must apply for the minor and/or certificate and meet the same eligibility requirements and standards as students fully admitted into the CLS Program. In addition, students must undergo a criminal background check and drug testing prior to clinical training.
Science Foundation Prerequisites for Minor/Certificates in CLS (except Specimen Collection & Processing): BIOL 189, 196, 223/224 (or 197/208), CHEM 121, 122, 220 (or 241), and HSC 300
Minor/Certificate in CLS
Minor/Certificate in CLS - Clinical Chemistry (23 credits)
CHEM 474, CLS 352, 353, 402, 412/413, 442/443, 444/445, 452 and CLS 482
Minor/Certificate in CLS - Clinical Hematology (24 credits)
CHEM 474, CLS 352, 353, 402, 412, 422/423, 424/425, 452 and CLS 481
Minor/Certificate in CLS - Immunohematology (25 credits)
CHEM 474, CLS 352, 353, 402, 412/413, 414/415, 422, 424, 452 and CLS 483
Minor/Certificate in CLS - Clinical Microbiology (25 credits)
CHEM 474, CLS 352, 353, 402, 412/413, 432/433, 434/435, 452 and CLS 484
Certificate in CLS - Generalist (55 credits)
CLS 352, 353, 402, 412/413, 414/415, 422/423, 424/425, 432/433, 434/435, 442/443, 444/445, 452, 453, 481, 482, 483, and 484
A Clinical Laboratory Sciences Minor or Certificate will be awarded only if an overall GPA of at least 2.30 is maintained each semester for all required courses. All relevant prerequisite science courses and CLS courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better prior to enrolling in upper division CLS courses. Successful completion of national board exams is not a requirement of the CLS Minors or Certificates. Clinical practicum training courses may not be taken unless all prerequisite courses have been successfully completed.
Prerequisite Checklist (pdf)