Laboratory Science Concentration (B.H.S.)

The Bachelor of Health Science with a concentration in Laboratory Science is an excellent degree for students who wish to specialize in laboratory studies or advanced medical training outside of the typical hospital or clinical laboratory setting. This program is designed to provide students with necessary coursework to either continue with CLS studies after graduation or to apply to graduate programs in a health care field of their choice. The clinical experience is not included in this degree. 

Students applying for admission to this program must apply through the Clinical Laboratory Science admission procedure. See the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science program page for details.

Pre-professional Curriculum

Preprofessional science courses must be completed within the six years just prior to admission to a professional program. Exceptions to this policy may be made on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the program faculty. Documentation of competency must be provided by the applicant requesting the exception. 

These courses are taken under direction of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Pre-professional curriculum requirements for the Bachelor of Health Science with a concentration in Laboratory Science are identical to those for the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science. Please see the  Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science requirements page for details.

The BHS  with a concentration in Laboratory Science degree requires a total of 120 credits.

Professional Curriculum

Required Courses 

CLS 3020Hematology Lecture and Laboratory4
CLS 3080Instrumentation Lecture and Laboratory4
CLS 3100Basic Techniques: Microscopy3
CLS 3280Clinical Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory4
CLS 4210Hemostasis Lecture and Laboratory2
CLS 4230Hematology II3
CLS 5500Immunology and Serology3
CLS 5510Diagnostic Microbiology I4
CLS 5520Diagnostic Microbiology II4
Total Credits31

Approved Electives

Sufficient electives may be taken to complete the minimum of 120 credits needed for graduation. Electives must be approved by the CLS Program Director and may include (list is not all-inclusive):

CLS 3040Immunohematology Lecture and Laboratory4
CLS 3090Introduction to Professional Practice1
CLS 4040Laboratory Operations3
CLS 4990Professional Directed Study1-8
CLS 5020Pathophysiology for the Clinical Laboratory3
Genetics
Advanced Physiology
Nutrition
Cell Biology
General Physics
Advanced Psychology
Ethics:
Ethical Issues in Health Care
Introduction to Ethics
CLS 5530Microbiology Simulation Laboratory3