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Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science

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4-Year Graduation Plan

B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science

Sequence of Course Work

Students must complete a minimum of 57 prerequisite credit hours. This suggested study plan may be helpful in planning course work. Courses with similar content may be acceptable alternatives.

First Year, Fall Semester (14-15 hours)   First Year, Spring Semester (15 hours)  
ENGL 101 Composition 3 ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing 3
CHEM 184 Foundations of Chemistry I 5 Social sciences/world culture elective 3
MATH 101 Algebra (3) or
MATH 115 Calculus I (3)
3 BIOL 150 Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology 4
Social sciences elective 3 CHEM 188 Foundations of Chemistry II 5
CLS 210 Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Sciences (elective) (1)      
Second Year, Fall Semester (16 hours)   Second Year, Spring Semester (12-13 hours)  
CHEM 625 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 2 COMS 130 Speaker-Audience Communication (3) or
PHIL 148 Reason and Argument (3) or
PHIL 310 Introduction to Symbolic Logic (3)
3
CHEM 622 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (3) or
CHEM 624 Organic Chemistry I (3)
3 Humanities elective 3
MATH 365 Elementary Statistics (3) or
BIOL 570 Introduction to Biostatistics (3) or
SOC 310 Introduction to Social Research (3) or
PSYC 210 Statistics in Psychological Research (3)
3 BIOL 350 Principles of Genetics 3
BIOL 400 Fundamentals of Microbiology 3 BIOL 246 Principles of Human Physiology (3) or
BIOL 408 Physiology of Organisms (3) or
BIOL 646 Mammalian Physiology (4)
3-4
BIOL 402 Fundamentals of Microbiology Laboratory 2    
Humanities elective 3    

Third and Fourth Years

In the third and fourth years, students follow the curriculum for the concentration in clinical laboratory science or the concentration in molecular biotechnology. View current curricula for both CLS concentrations.

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Professional Program in Clinical Laboratory Science

Third Year, Fall Semester (15 credit hours)   Third Year, Spring Semester (16 credit hours)  
BIOL 600 Introductory Biochemistry, Lectures 4 CLS 532 Clinical Microbiology I 3
CLS 523 Fundamental Analytical Techniques
and Immunochemistry Laboratory
3 CLS 533 Clinical Microbiology I Laboratory 3
CLS 536 Hematology I 3 CLS 546 Hematology II 3
CLS 537 Hematology I Laboratory 2 CLS 547 Hematology II Laboratory 2
BIOL 503 Immunology 3 CLS 530 Clinical Chemistry I 3
    CLS 549 Clinical Immunology I Laboratory 2
Summer Session ( 3 credit hours)         
CLS 520 Phlebotomy 1    
CLS 605 Introduction to Molecular Diagnostics I 1    
CLS 607 Introduction to Molecular Diagnostics I
Laboratory
1    
Fourth Year, Fall Semester (16 credit hours)   Fourth Year, Spring Semester (20 credit hours)  
CLS 540 Clinical Chemistry II 2 CLS 640 Clinical Chemistry III 2
CLS 541 Professional Development 2 CLS 641 Clinical Chemistry Practicum 3
CLS 542 Clinical Microbiology II 2 CLS 642 Clinical Microbiology III 2
CLS 543 Clinical Microbiology II Laboratory 2 CLS 643 Clinical Microbiology Practicum 3
CLS 544 Immunohematology I 3 CLS 644 Immunohematology II 1
CLS 545 Immunohematology I Laboratory 2 CLS 645 Immunohematology Practicum 1
CLS 661 Management Principles in Health Care 3 CLS 646 Hematology III 2
    CLS 647 Hematology Practicum 3
    CLS 648 Clinical Immunology II 1
    CLS 649 Clinical Immunology Practicum 1
    CLS 650 Clinical Laboratory Science Review 1
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Professional Program in Molecular Biotechnology

Third Year, Fall Semester (15 credit hours)   Third Year, Spring Semester (16 credit hours)  
BIOL 600 Introductory Biochemistry, Lectures 4 CLS 532 Clinical Microbiology I 3
CLS 523 Fundamental Analytical Techniques
and Immunochemistry Laboratory
3 CLS 533 Clinical Microbiology I Laboratory 3
CLS 536 Hematology I 3 CLS 546 Hematology II 3
CLS 537 Hematology I Laboratory 2 CLS 547 Hematology II Laboratory 2
BIOL 503 Immunology 3 CLS 530 Clinical Chemistry I 3
    CLS 549 Clinical Immunology I Laboratory 2
Summer Session ( 3 credit hours)      
CLS 520 Phlebotomy 1    
CLS 605 Introduction to Molecular Diagnostics I 1    
CLS 607 Introduction to Molecular Diagnostics I
Laboratory
1    
Fourth Year, Fall Semester (16 credit hours)   Fourth Year, Spring Semester (22 credit hours)  
CLS 540 Clinical Chemistry II 2 CLS 610 Advanced Biotechniques Lecture 3
CLS 541 Professional Development 2 CLS 611 Advanced Biotechniques Laboratory 2
CLS 542 Clinical Microbiology II 2 CLS 615 Journal Club 1
CLS 543 Clinical Microbiology II Laboratory 2 CLS 620 Radiation Safety 1
CLS 544 Immunohematology I 3 CLS 621 Biotechnology Methodologies Practicum 4
CLS 545 Immunohematology I Laboratory 2 CLS 622 Problems in Molecular Genetics,
Molecular Diagnostics, Proteomics, and
Molecular Immunology
2
CLS 661 Management Principles in Health Care 3 1 elective practicum to be selected from
the following courses:
CLS 625 Cytogenetics Practicum (4)
CLS 627 Protein Structure/Function Practicum (4)
CLS 629 Cytokine/Chemokine Practicum (4)
CLS 631 Molecular Immunology Practicum (4)
CLS 633 Special Topics Practicum (4)
4
    CLS 623 Molecular Genetics Practicum 4
    CLS 655 Molecular Biotechnology Review Course 1
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