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Clinical Laboratory Science

Boost your specialized knowledge in science and research to prepare for a rewarding career as a medical laboratory science professional. The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from Thomas Edison State University is a 120-credit online degree program. Explore courses in anatomy and physiology, organic and biochemistry, hematology, and clinical chemistry to become a vital healthcare detective and assist physicians in patient diagnosis and treatment.

Our program is limited to certified medical laboratory technologists possessing a required ASCP or AMT; MLT or MT; or NCA: CLS or CLT. You must present a copy of your original certificate and current renewal card. If your medical laboratory technology training was not completed in a college credit setting, you may earn credits through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). A total of 18 Area of Study credits must be from 300/400 level courses. 

Degree Requirements Credits
The following courses are required for the BS degree with an area of study in Clinical Laboratory Science and can be fulfilled in either the General Education or Electives sections of the degree chart. 20
  • Computer Concepts (CIS-107) or above
  • Statistics
  • College Algebra
  • Higher Level Math above College Algebra
  • Chemistry I with Lab
  • Chemistry II with Lab

How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: Students whose medical laboratory technology training was not completed in a college credit setting should have no difficulty earning credits by Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) for their areas of study, assuming current or recent employment using a variety of laboratory methods.

Note: Courses listed in the Area of Study are offered as a guide. Other courses may also be considered appropriate for the program. The inclusion of similar courses must be reviewed by the Evaluation team. Students must submit their program plan for review to ensure that course selection is appropriate for the degree.

Leverage Your Training

Have you earned acquired college-level technical expertise on the job? If so, it may be worth college credit. The University also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit, including transferring previous college credits, all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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