The Division of Clinical Laboratory Science offers three academic programs: the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS program) and two tracks within the Master of Clinical Laboratory Science – the Molecular Diagnostic Science track (MDS graduate program) and the Medical Laboratory Science track (MLS graduate program).
The CLS program taught me invaluable lessons about hard work and opened up doors in my career unlike any other field of study could. I will be forever grateful,” -Becky Buckner DeCamillis
This program prepares graduates for positions as generalists in the clinical laboratory profession. Graduates work in many areas of the clinical laboratory including clinical chemistry, hematology, immunology, microbiology, and transfusion medicine.
Graduates of this program are prepared to work in the specialized area of molecular diagnostic testing. The use of molecular tests in the clinical laboratory is increasing, especially in tests to detect infectious diseases and cancer.
Graduates of this program are prepared to serve as leaders in the laboratory profession, whether performing cutting-edge laboratory testing, developing or validating new test methods, performing research, serving in laboratory administration, or educating the next generation of laboratory professionals.
The national shortage of clinical laboratory professionals means that this is a great time to enter this exciting and ever-changing profession.