2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 14, 2024  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Clinical Laboratory Science, BSCLS

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Program Description:

Clinical laboratory professionals are an essential member of the health care team providing physicians and practitioners with accurate lab results vital to appropriate patient diagnosis and treatment.  Our program has a history of producing well-rounded medical laboratorians who are prepared to enter the workforce upon graduation.  Students who are successful in this program and profession are academically strong, especially in rigorous science courses, are detail-oriented, ethical, organized, and have good manual dexterity and fine motor skills.

Clinical Laboratory Science (Medical Lab Science, new name 2018-19 Academic Year)

The Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science program includes three years of prescribed study at Wright State University and a one-year clinical laboratory science program which is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency of Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL. 60018. Upon successfully completing the program, students receive the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science degree. They also become eligible to take the Board of Certification exam given by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP). While passing the ASCP BOC exam is not required to pass the MLS program, it is a nationally recognized credential most employers in the field desire for their employees.

In the fall semester of their preclinical year, students apply, through the department, for admission into the clinical laboratory program. Criteria used to determine admission include the academic record, letters of recommendation, and results of a personal interview. The number of positions in each class for the clinical year program is limited.

Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science Degree

Students must achieve a grade of C or better in each course used to fulfill the departmental requirements and clinical program requirements of this degree.

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. 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 Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science degree, and certificate of completion of the accredited Clinical Laboratory Science program.

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Program Requirements:

Note: For graduation credit, all CoSM courses require a grade of C or better.

I. Wright State Core: 43 Hours

Element 1 - Communication: 6 Hours

Element 2 - Mathematics: 4 Hours


Element 3 - Global Traditions: 6 Hours

Element 4 - Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours

Element 5 - Social Sciences: 6 Hours

Element 6 - Natural Sciences: 8 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 10 Hours


II. Departmental Core Requirements: 9.5 Hours

Upper Level Electives: 5.5 Hours

Choose from the following:

IV. Related Course Requirements: 14 Hours

Total: 120 Hours

Graduation Planning Strategy

The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

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