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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

Fall Semester
Name Number Credits
General Chemistry and Laboratory I CHEM 1150, 1151 4
Principles of Biology: A Human Approach BIOL 1150, 1151 4
Composition ENGL 1100 3
College Algebra MATH 1065 3
Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Science (recommended) CLSC 2000 2
Total   14-16
Spring Semester
Name Number Credits
General Chemistry and Laboratory II CHEM 1160, 1161 4
Survey of Human Physiology and Anatomy BIOL 2130 4
Composition ENGL 1200 3
Introductory Psychology PSYC 1000 3
Health in Modern Society, Lifetime Physical Activity and Fitness Laboratory HLTH 1000, EXSS 1000 3
Total   17

Sophomore

Fall Semester
Name Number Credits
Organic Chemistry I CHEM 2750, 2753 4
Psychological Statistics (BIOS 1500, MATH 2228, or MATH 2283 may be substituted) PSYC 2101 4
Humanities and Fine Arts   4
Social Sciences   6
Total   18
Spring Semester
Name Number Credits
Quantitative and Instrumental Analysis CHEM 2250, 2251 5
Fundamentals of Microbiology and Laboratory BIOL 2110, 2111 4
Humanities and Fine Arts   6
Total   15

Junior

Fall Semester
Name Number Credits
Hematology I Lecture and Laboratory CLSC 3410, 3411 4
Clinical Chemistry I CLSC 4430, 4431 4
Clinical Microbiology I (Bacteriology) CLSC 4460, 4461 6
Clinical Immunology CLSC 3430 2
Total   16
Spring Semester
Name Number Credits
Hematology II Lecture and Laboratory CLSC 3420, 3421 4
Clinical Chemistry II CLSC 4440, 4441 5
Clinical Microbiology II (Mycology, Virology, Special Bacteriology) CLSC 4470, 4471 5
Total   14
Summer Session I and II
Name Number Credits
Immunohematology Lecture and Laboratory CLSC 4210, 4211 4
Clinical Microscopy and Serology Lecture and Laboratory CLSC 3440, 3441 3
Clinical Microbiology III (Parasitology) CLSC 4480, 4481 3
Total   10

Senior

Fall Semester
Name Number Credits
Clinical Education CLSC 4992 or 4993 or 4994 or 4997 4
Clinical Education CLSC 4992 or 4993 or 4994 or 4997 4
Professional Practice Issues CLSC 4801 3
Molecular Diagnostics in Clinical Laboratory Science I CLSC 4491 1
Total   12
Spring Semester
Name Number Credits
Clinical Education CLSC 4992 or 4993 or 4994 or 4997 4
Clinical Education CLSC 4992 or 4993 or 4994 or 4997 4
Professional Practice Issues II CLSC 4802 4
Molecular Diagnostics in Clinical Laboratory Science II CLSC 4492 1
Total   13

Total credit hours required for BS degree: 131