Clinical Laboratory Science Clinical Year Program
The College of Science and Mathematics offers a comprehensive Clinical Laboratory Science Clinical Year Program that provides participating students with the academic preparation and clinical skills needed to be a qualified medical laboratorian. Students with a baccalaureate degree in science meeting our pre-requisite application requirements may apply to our program to earn a CLS certificate. The Clinical Laboratory Science program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency of Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL. 60018.
The curriculum begins in May and includes didactic lecture/laboratory courses on campus, followed by two semesters of supervised clinical rotations at an affiliated clinical facility. Our clinical affiliates include: Atrium Medical Center, Children’s Medical Center (Dayton and Cincinnati), CompuNet Clinical Laboratory, Grandview Health Network, Good Samaritan Hospital and Health Center, Reid Hospital, Miami Valley Hospital, McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital, Kettering Medical Center, Springfield Regional Hospital, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, and the Community Blood Center.
Upon successfully completing the twelve month program, students are eligible to receive the certificate of completion of the program and are eligible to take the ASCP Board of Certification exam.
Prerequisites, Application, and Admission
Requirements for admission to the clinical year program are set by NAACLS, and the WSU Clinical Laboratory Science Program with input from its Advisory Committee. Applicants to the program may either be completing requirements for a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Lab Science or a related natural science, or already have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university including courses in biological sciences, chemistry and math. Applicants must pass all science and math classes with at least a C and must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.7.
Eligible applicants from nonaffiliated universities will be considered. These applicants must also meet NAACLS and Program requirements before they can enter the program.
Applicants with a foreign baccalaureate degree must meet NAACLS, American Society of Clinical Pathology, and Program criteria before they enter the clinical year program. A transcript evaluation is required.
Admission to Wright State University or the Department of Biological Sciences does not automatically guarantee admission into the Medical Laboratory Science program.
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