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Clinical laboratory scientists, also known as medical laboratory scientists or medical technologists, are hands-on scientists who provide accurate, timely diagnostic test results that directly impact patient care. These professionals perform biochemical testing of blood and body fluids, culture microbial pathogens, operate high-tech instrumentation, and prepare blood products for transfusion.
Admission into the professional phase of the program is competitive. A minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA in biology and chemistry courses is required, and majors must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA in all clinical laboratory science (CLSC) courses during the professional phase of the curriculum. A student earning a D (1.0) in any of the CLSC courses must petition the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science for probationary continuation. Graduates are eligible for national certification.
The degree requires a minimum of 120 s.h. as follows: