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BS in Clinical Laboratory Science
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BS in Clinical Laboratory Science
Gain the skills you need to conduct research and use clinical trials to improve overall human health. A Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science from National University gives you the education needed for this role with the ability to complete your degree online or on campus. You’ll learn to develop methods, instruments, and procedures for medical applications and data analysis, and to prepare and analyze medical samples.
The program includes the academic prerequisites for a California Department of Health trainee application to the Laboratory Field Services Branch of the California Department of Health for a trainee License. Once students graduate they must successfully complete a 52 week CLS training program on their own prior to applying for the exam for licensure as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist.
- All entering undergraduate students without prior college level English and/or Math courses must take the ACCUPLACER mathematics and English evaluation as part of the admissions process. The results of the evaluation are printed immediately and a copy is provided to the student. Read more about Placement by Evaluation. The ACCUPLACER may be taken once at no charge. Subsequent examinations can be repeated after 14 days for a $5 fee. Applicants who have not earned an Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or who have completed fewer than 90 quarter (60 semester) units of transferable college credit must have graduated from high school, passed a high school level proficiency test or received a Certificate of Proficiency from a state Department of Education.
- Applicants who are considered first time students based on the criteria below must attend an orientation course through WES Training and Development prior to enrolling.
- Never attended a college or university
- Education experience is limited to:
- Competency based education
- College level courses completed during high school
- Advanced Placement (AP) credit
- Military service or training
- Prior learning credit (CLEP, Dantes, Excelsior, portfolio assessment, etc.)
- High school graduates transferring from regionally accredited colleges and universities are admitted as degree students if their cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher. Applicants with a GPA below 2.0 may be admitted on probationary admission if the Committee on the Application of Standards (Committee) judges that there is sufficient evidence of potential to complete college studies. Applicants below a 2.0 may submit a petition letter to their advisor for review by the Committee.
- Individual degree programs may have additional admission requirements.
- Complete an application for admission and enrollment agreement.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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Preparation for the Major
- General Biology 1
- Human Anatomy & Physiol I
- Human Anatomy & Physiol Lab I
- Introductory Microbiology
- Introductory Microbiology Lab
- Introductory Organic Chemistry
- Introductory Organic Chem Lab
- General Chemistry 1
- General Chemistry 2
- Organic Chemistry I
- Introductory Physics
- Intro to Biomedical Statistics
- Legal/Ethical Issues & Hlth. Pr.
- Clinical Lab Management
- Clinical Biochemistry
- Quantitative Analysis
- Clinical Immunology
- Molecular Diagnostics
- Clinical Virology
- Clinical Microbiology
- Clinical Hematology
- Clinical Lab Science Capstone
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
On Campus or Online
Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.
Please visit the university website for more information about tuition fees.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Assess clinical laboratory practice and procedure by applying the knowledge of technical skills and theory obtained.
- Identify problems in the clinical laboratory and establish a course of action to correct them.
- Distinguish among laboratory methods which use advanced analytical, immunological, microbiological, hematological, and molecular techniques.
- Evaluate laboratory procedure theory, methodology, and results.
- Utilize critical thinking skills in Clinical Laboratory situations.
- Produce written work of the standards required by employers in the industry or post graduate programs.
Career opportunities in fields like these:
- Health informatics
- Public health
- Healthcare administration
- Radiation therapy
- Healthcare analytics
- Clinical affairs
About this institute
Since 1971, National University (NU) has been dedicated to meeting the needs of our students by providing accessible, affordable, and achievable higher education opportunities. Since its founding, the NU community has grown to 25,000 students (400 international students from over...
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