The Clinical Sciences option prepares students with life long career skills in the biomedical sciences.
All students must complete a basic core of science courses in Anatomy and Physiology, Physiological Chemistry, and Basic Clinical Microbiology. These courses, along with the General Education courses in Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities, must be completed prior to the Junior year. The upper division (junior and senior) courses combine classroom and online teaching and learning. Specific courses include Hematology, Coagulation, Clinical Chemistry, Medical Bacteriology, Medical Mycology and Parasitology, Medical Virology/Serology, Clinical Immunology, Clinical Immunohematology, and Molecular Diagnostics. After completing the core courses required in the upper division, students select laboratory specialization courses in various biomedical disciplines.
The program requires a total of 120 credits. Successful completion of the required course sequence results in the awarding of a Bachelor of Science degree. The granting of the degree is not dependent upon students passing any type of external licensure or certification examination. Students who choose to take these examinations do so on a voluntary basis after they have graduated from the program. The academic requirements of the Medical Laboratory Science option in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences major fulfill the University's general education course requirements and major course requirements for graduation as well as the curriculum requirements for the national certification examinations.
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Students from other majors within the College of Health Sciences may use the Clinical Sciences Minor to deepen their understanding in areas that can lead to professional specialization and career advancement. The minor courses are also highly recommended for students who plan to pursue graduate studies.
Students interested in the Clinical Sciences Minor must apply to the Department for authorization and present 18 credits in the minor field with at least six credits obtained from select upper division courses.
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