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The Clinical Laboratory Science Department provides students with the appropriate education and training to develop entry-level competencies in all routine areas of the clinical laboratory.

Students not only learn the basic theory and techniques necessary to function in a clinical laboratory, but also take opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills gained on campus to actual patient care situations. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take one or more of the nationally recognized certification exams.

Winston-Salem State University Clinical Laboratory Science Program is the largest contributor of minority graduates to the laboratory workforce in the state of North Carolina. In the past three years, over 90% of WSSU CLS graduates have found jobs within six months after graduating.

Programs of Study

Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) On-campus Track


Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) to CLS Distance Learning (online) Track




The Clinical Laboratory Science program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018.  773-714-8880  773-714-8886 (f) and meets educational requirements for all states.