Major | BS
Clinical laboratory science is a profession in which the theoretical knowledge of biology and chemistry is applied in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, maintenance of health, organ transplantation and forensic investigation through the use of clinical laboratory tests. Blood, tissue, and other body fluids can be analyzed and examined for foreign organisms and abnormalities. It requires the exercise of independent judgment, correlation of test results and interpretation of findings with respect to normal values. Graduates of this program are prepared for entry-level positions in clinical and research laboratories, hospitals, public health agencies, physicians’ offices, institutions, pharmaceutical companies, industrial laboratories, and some marketing and consulting agencies.
The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018. (Phone) 773-714-8880, (FAX) 773-714-8886.
- Medical Technologist
- Research & Development
- Forensic Scientist
- Toxicology Technologist
- Medical Terminology
- Medical Biochemistry
- Molecular Diagnostics
- Community Clinical Experience
The classes, especially gross anatomy, were intense and fast-paced. WSSU prepared me to be successful in medical school. After starting clinical clerkships during my third year, my background in Clinical Laboratory Science allowed me to shine since I was already skilled in interpreting lab results.