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BS, Clinical Laboratory Science

Graduates of the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Science.

Curriculum

During the first two years, students complete all general education requirements including prerequisite courses listed in the application packet (pdf). A minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA in biology and chemistry courses and overall 2.0 GPA is required.

In the professional phase (junior and senior year) students complete on campus courses in each of the major clinical laboratory science disciplines (hematology, clinical chemistry, microbiology, immunohematology) as well as clinical rotations in each of these departments at a clinical facility. Current clinical affiliates include CarolinaEast Medical Center, New Bern; Nash Health Care System, Rocky Mount; Vidant Medical Center, Greenville; Wayne Memorial Hospital, Goldsboro; and Wilson Medical Center, Wilson.

Currently, there are no distance education options for this degree.

The usual sequence of courses is shown below:


Freshman Year

Fall Semester
Course Credits
BIOL 1150, 1151 3, 1
CHEM 1150, 1151 3, 1
CLSC 2000* 2
ENGL 1100 WI 3
MATH 1065 3
Total 16
Spring Semester
Course Credits
CHEM 1160, 1161 3, 1
BIOL 2130** 4
BIOL 2131 or Any FC 1
Humanities/Fine Art 3
HLTH 1000 or KINE 1000 1-2
PSYC 1000 3
Total 16-17

*Not required, but strongly recommended
**Graduate school-track substitute BIOL 2130 with BIOL 2140, 41 & 2150, 51


Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
Course Credits
CHEM 2750, 2753 3, 1
PSYC 2101**** 4
ENGL 2201 WI 3
Humanities/Fine Art 3
HLTH 1000 or KINE 1000 1-2
Total 15-16
Spring Semester
Course Credits
CHEM 2250, 2251*** 3, 2
BIOL 2110, 2111 3, 1
Humanities/Fine Art 3
Social Science 3
Total 15

***Graduate school-track substitute CHEM 2250, 51 with CHEM 2760, 63
****If substituting PSYC 2101 with MATH 2228 or 2283, add 3 hour Social Science


Junior Year

Fall Semester
Course Credits
CLSC 3410, 3411 3, 1
CLSC 3430 2
CLSC 4430, 4431 3, 1
CLSC 4460, 4461 4, 2
Total 16
Spring Semester
Course Credits
CLSC 3420, 3421 3, 1
CLSC 4440, 4441 3, 1
CLSC 4470, 4471 3, 2
Total 13

Summer Sessions (I, II, & 11-week)


Course Credits
CLSC 4210, 4211 3, 1
CLSC 4480, 4481 2, 1
CLSC 3440, 3441 2, 1
Total 10

Senior Year

Fall Semester
Course Credits
CLSC 4992 4
CLSC 4993 4
CLSC 4801 (WI) 3
CLSC 4491 1
Total 12
Spring Semester
Course Credits
CLSC 4994 4
CLSC 4997 4
CLSC 4802 (WI) 3
CLSC 4492 1
Total 12

Minimum hours completed: 124

*Must complete all Foundation Curriculum coursework prior to upper division
*Major application process is competitive
*Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA required for application, and also 2.0 GPA in CHEM and BIOL courses
*Grade of C or higher required in all science and CLSC courses