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Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science


Are you a creative and patient problem-solver with a passion for helping others? Do you want to use your knowledge and skills to provide doctors and surgeons with the information that can help them save lives? Are you ready to join one of the faster-growing workforces in the country?

If your answer to these questions is yes, then a bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory science from Winston-Salem State University is the program for you. With a degree in clinical laboratory science, you’ll apply your theoretical knowledge of biology and chemistry to diagnosing and treating disease using highly specialized equipment and computers in a wide variety of clinical and hospital settings.

Clinical Laboratory Science degree options at Winston-Salem State University

We offer two paths for a clinical laboratory degree at WSSU:


Earn a Clinical Laboratory Science degree at Winston-Salem State

There’s a national shortage of skilled clinical laboratory scientists, so now is the best time to earn your clinical laboratory science degree and start helping others live safe and healthy lives. Our clinical laboratory science program combines theory and hands-on experience so you’re ready to start working even before graduation day.

A clinical laboratory science degree rooted in the lab

Beginning in your first semester, you’ll gain real-world experience by rotating through the student health center, mobile units and community health clinics to improve the health of peers and those in your community. You’ll also complete a semester-long practicum, giving you dozens of hours of hands-on practice.

Certified and experienced clinical laboratory science faculty

Work closely with clinical laboratory science program faculty members who are all certified medical technologists and clinical laboratory scientists. Our small class and lab sizes mean that you benefit from the attention and support of our experienced and knowledgeable faculty.

Work in state-of-the-art labs

Learn and work in our new science building outfitted with the latest equipment and computing instruments. When you apply for jobs, your expertise with the necessary tools and lab techniques will make you stand out among the crowd.


What You Can Do With Your Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science

Earning your bachelor’s in clinical laboratory science from WSSU lets you pursue a diverse set of career opportunities in exciting industries. 90% of clinical laboratory degree graduates from WSSU find satisfying jobs within six months of graduation. In fact, most clinical laboratory degree students are hired before graduating, thanks to the high quality of our undergraduate program.

Your WSSU bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory science can prepare you for graduate programs and careers such as:

Career outlook for Clinical Laboratory Science graduates

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in clinical laboratory science and technology occupations is projected to grow faster than the average at 11% through 2030, adding over 25,000 new jobs every year.


Explore Classes for the Bachelor of Clinical Laboratory Science Degree

Our clinical laboratory science program course work provides you with a balanced combination of time spent in the classroom, in the lab and in the field working with community members. Whether you’re on the traditional track or earning your bachelor’s degree through distance learning, you’ll graduate with a full understanding of diagnostic and treatment procedures, as well as a resume rich in real-world experience. Some of the classes you might take as you earn your clinical laboratory degree program include:

View the full clinical laboratory science program requirements and course catalog.


Your Experience as a Clinical Laboratory Science Major at Winston-Salem State

Student Life at WSSU

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Support and Resources Available to You

There’s a reason we’re recognized as one of the top 25 HBCUs in the United States: We offer many opportunities to build long-lasting relationships, work with diverse faculty members and make a meaningful change in the communities around you.

Make lifelong connections as a member of one of our Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLOs), make an impact on campus with Student Government, or stay fit and healthy with University Recreation (UREC). These are just a sample of the rich campus experience that awaits you at WSSU.

As a clinical laboratory science student at WSSU, you get access to university-wide scholarship and grant funds. In addition, once you’re in the professional phase of the CLS program, you’ll be eligible to apply for HRSA Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS).

Learn more about financial aid options for your WSSU bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory science.

You're not alone in your college journey at WSSU. From orientation day to well after graduation day, our counselors and advisors are here to help you excel every day of your academic and professional career.

If you're enrolled in the on-campus track, you’ll be assigned an Academic Success Counselor (ASC) who will help you plan your course work. Additionally, WSSU Student Success Technologies and Career Development Services can help you succeed in your studies and beyond as you start your career.

Learn more about the Department of Clinical Laboratory Science.

Take the Next Step

Now is the best time to join clinical laboratory scientists everywhere in helping others. WSSU’s clinical laboratory degree is the first step toward finding a rewarding career that lets you serve your community while doing what you love.

When you choose WSSU, you choose community. You choose equity and social justice. You choose to #BeTheNext.

I developed a deeper understanding of cultural competency. I learned to value my own culture and that of others. This helped me learn about health care in other countries and improve my communication about illnesses and treatment.

Armando B., Clinical Laboratory Science B.S.

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