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College of Allied Health Sciences


Department of Clinical Laboratory Science


Kathleen M. Schulman, Interim Chair, 3410E, Health Sciences Building

BS in Clinical Laboratory Science

A minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA in biology and chemistry courses is required for admission into the professional phase of the curriculum. 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. Minimum degree requirement is 131 s.h. of credit as follows:

  1. Foundations curriculum requirements (For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see Liberal Arts Foundations Curriculum) including those listed below. - 42 s.h.
    CHEM 1150, 1151. General Chemistry and Laboratory I (3,1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P/C: MATH 1065; C for 1150: CHEM 1151; C for 1151: CHEM 1150)
    CHEM 1160, 1161. General Chemistry and Laboratory II (3,1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P: CHEM 1150, 1151; C for 1160: CHEM 1161; C for 1161: CHEM 1160; RC: MATH 1083 or 1085)
    MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: Appropriate score on math placement test or math section of the SAT/ACT)
    Recommended:
    PSYC 1000. Introductory Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO)
    PSYC 2101. Psychological Statistics (4) (F,S,SS) (FC:SO) (P: MATH 1065 or MATH 1066)
  2. Core - 67 s.h.
    CLSC 3410. Hematology I (3) (F) (P: CLSC major)
    CLSC 3411. Hematology I Laboratory (1) (F) (P: CLSC major; C: CLSC 3410)
    CLSC 3420. Hematology II (3) (S) (P: CLSC major; CLSC 3410, 3411; or consent of instructor)
    CLSC 3421. Hematology II Laboratory (1) (S) (P: CLSC major; CLSC 3410, 3411; or consent of instructor)
    CLSC 3430. Clinical Immunology (2) (F) (P: Consent of instructor)
    CLSC 3440, 3441. Clinical Microscopy and Serology Lecture and Laboratory (2,1) (SS) (P: CLSC 3430)
    CLSC 4210, 4211. Immunohematology Lecture and Laboratory (3,1) (SS) (P: CLSC 3430; consent of instructor)
    CLSC 4430, 4431. Clinical Chemistry I (2,1) (F) (P: 4 courses in CHEM; PSYC 2101 or other statistics course; P for nonmajor: consent of instructor)
    CLSC 4440, 4441 Clinical Chemistry II (4,2) (S) (P: CLSC 4430, 4431; P for nonmajor: consent of instructor)
    CLSC 4460, 4461. Clinical Microbiology I (4,2) (F) (P: BIOL 2110, 2111; or 3220, 3221; or consent of instructor)
    CLSC 4470, 4471. Clinical Microbiology II (3,2) (S) (P: CLSC 4460, 4461; or consent of instructor)
    CLSC 4480, 4481. Clinical Microbiology III (2,1) (SS) (P: Consent of instructor)
    CLSC 4491. Molecular Diagnostics in Clinical Laboratory Science I (1) (F) (P: Consent of instructor)
    CLSC 4492. Molecular Diagnostics in Clinical Laboratory Science II (1) (S) (P: CLSC 4491; consent of instructor)
    CLSC 4801. Professional Practice Issues I (3) (WI) (F) 3 lecture hours per week. P: CLSC major.
    CLSC 4802. Professional Practice Issues II (4) (S) 4 lecture hours per week. P: CLSC major.
    CLSC 4803. Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Information Systems (2) (S) (P: CLSC major or consent of instructor)
    **CLSC 4992. Clinical Education–Hematology, Coagulation, Urinalysis (4) (F,S) (P: CLSC 3420, 3421)
    **CLSC 4993. Clinical Education–Chemistry (4) (F,S) (P: CLSC 4440, 4441)
    **CLSC 4994. Clinical Education–Blood Bank and Serology (4) (F,S) (P: CLSC 4210, 4211)
    **CLSC 4997. Clinical Education–Microbiology (4) (F,S) (P: CLSC 4470, 4471)
  3. Cognates - 22 s.h.
    BIOL 1150, 1151. Principles of Biology: A Human Approach (4,0) (FC:SC)(3 lecture and 2 discussion hours per week)
    BIOL 2110, 2111. Fundamentals of Microbiology and Laboratory (3,1) (F,S) (FC:SC) P for 2110: CHEM 1120, 1130 or BIOL 1100 and CHEM 1150; 2.75 GPA or consent of instructor; RP for 2110; BIOL 1050, 1051 or 1100, 1101; P/C for 2111: BIOL 2110)
    BIOL 2130. Survey of Human Physiology and Anatomy (4) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P: BIOL 1050, 1051; or 1100, 1101)
    CHEM 2250, 2251. Quantitative and Instrumental Analysis (3,2) (WI) (F,S) (P: CHEM 1160, 1161; CHEM 2650 or 2750)
    CHEM 2650. Organic Chemistry for the Life Sciences (4) (F) (P: CHEM 1160, 1161)
    CHEM 2651. Organic Chemistry Lab for the Life Sciences (1) (F) (C: CHEM 2650)
*Students must complete CLSC 4801, 4802 to satisfy the 3 s.h. requirement of writing intensive courses in the major.

**Affiliated hospitals for CLSC 4992, 4993, 4994, 4997 include Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Fayetteville; CarolinaEast Medical Center, New Bern; Lenoir Memorial Hospital, Kinston; Nash Health Care System, Rocky Mount; Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Greenville; Wayne Memorial Hospital, Goldsboro; Wilson Medical Center, Wilson; and Federal Medical Center at Federal Correction Complex, Butner, NC.

Clinical Laboratory Science Minors

The Department of Clinical Laboratory Science offers four minors in specific disciplines within the field of clinical laboratory science. Contact the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science for advice on choosing an appropriate minor for your career goals. The clinical microbiology, clinical chemistry and hematology, and the hematology and immunohematology minors carry national certification eligibility and employment options within large hospital and reference laboratories, while the clinical laboratory science generalist minor does not provide certification eligibility or employment options but is intended to provide pre-medical students with a knowledge base in the use of laboratory tests for patient diagnosis and disease management. All minors except the clinical laboratory science generalist minor require formal admission by the department. As student laboratory space is limited, minors are admitted after CLSC majors (see CLSC web site for details). Any student pursuing a minor in the department must meet all foundations curriculum and cognate course requirements as required for CLSC majors.

Clinical Chemistry and Hematology Minor
A minor in clinical chemistry and hematology requires 30 s.h. as follows:
CLSC 3410, 3411. Hematology I Lecture and Laboratory (3,1) (F)
CLSC 3420, 3421. Hematology II Lecture and Laboratory (3,1) (S) (P: CLSC 3410, 3411)
CLSC 3430. Clinical Immunology (2) (F) (P: Consent of instructor)
CLSC 3440, 3441. Clinical Microscopy and Serology Lecture and Laboratory (2,1) (SS) (P: CLSC 3430)
CLSC 4430, 4431. Clinical Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory (2,1) (F) (P: 4 CHEM courses; 1 statistics course; consent of instructor)
CLSC 4440, 4441. Clinical Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory (4,2) (S) (P: CLSC 4430, 4431; or consent of instructor)
CLSC 4992. Clinical Education-Hematology, Coagulation, Urinalysis (4) (F, S) (P: CLSC 3420, 3421; consent of instructor)
CLSC 4993. Clinical Education-Chemistry (4) (F,S)(P: CLSC 4440, 4441)
Clinical Laboratory Science Generalist Minor
A minor in clinical laboratory science generalist requires 24 s.h. as follows:

CLSC 3430. Clinical Immunology (2) (F) (P: Consent of instructor) 22 s.h. of CLSC lecture or independent study courses chosen from: CLSC 3410, 3420, 4001, 4002, 4003, 4430, 4440, 4460, 4470, 4480, 4500, 4803
Clinical Microbiology Minor
A minor in clinical microbiology requires 27 s.h. as follows:

CLSC 3430. Clinical Immunology (2) (F) (P: Consent of instructor)
CLSC 3440, 3441. Clinical Microscopy and Serology Lecture and Laboratory (2,1) (SS) (P: CLSC 3430)
CLSC 4460, 4461. Clinical Microbiology I (4, 2) (F) (P: BIOL 2110, 2111; or 3220, 3221)
CLSC 4470, 4770. Clinical Microbiology II (3,2) (S) (P:CLSC 4460, 4461; or consent of instructor)
CLSC 4480, 4481. Clinical Microbiology III (2,1) (SS) (P: CLSC 4470, 4471, or consent of instructor)
CLSC 4491. Molecular Diagnostics in Clinical Laboratory Science I (1) (F) (P: Consent of instructor)
CLSC 4492. Molecular Diagnostics in Clinical Laboratory Science II (1) (S)
CLSC 4803. Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Information Systems (2) (S) (P: CLSC major or consent of instructor)
CLSC 4997. Clinical Education-Microbiology (4) (F,S) (P: CLSC 4470, 4471; consent of instructor)
Hematology and Immunohematology Minor
A minor in hematology and immnunohematology requires 27 s.h. as follows:

CLSC 3410, 3411. Hematology I Lecture and Laboratory (3,1) (F)
CLSC 3420, 3421. Hematology II Lecture and Laboratory (3,1) (S) (P: CLSC 3410, 3411)
CLSC 3430. Clinical Immunology (2) (F) (P: Consent of instructor)
CLSC 3440, 3441. Clinical Microscopy and Serology Lecture and Laboratory (2,1) (SS) (P: CLSC 3430)
CLSC 4210, 4211. Immunohematology Lecture and Laboratory (3,1) (SS) (P: Consent of instructor)
CLSC 4803. Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Information Systems (2) (S) (P: CLSC major or consent of instructor)
CLSC 4992. Clinical Education-Hematology, Coagulation, Urinalysis (4) (F,S) (P: CLSC 3420, 3421; consent of instructor)
CLSC 4994. Clinical Education-Blood Bank and Serology (4) (F,S) (P: CLSC 4210, 4211; consent of instructor)