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Clinical Laboratory Science (B.S.)

Clinical Laboratory Science is designed for students who seek a Bachelor of Science degree, national certification and Florida licensure as a clinical laboratory scientist.

Your knowledge of the human body in health and disease is broadened in courses that include physiology, chemistry, human genetics, microbiology, transfusion medicine, immunology, hematology and molecular diagnostics. Clinical experiences at community laboratories are integrated within the curriculum and enhance your growth as professionals. Graduates of this  program have diverse skills for employment in a clinical or research setting. The CLS curriculum also serves as a solid preparation for medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy, and graduate school.

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The CLS 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.

The following outcome measures are published yearly:

  • 2019 placement rate: 100%
  • 2019 graduation rate: 94%
  • 2019 FGCU ASCP national board of certification, pass rate: 88%
  • 2019 national pass rate: 80%
  • 2019 attrition rate: 5%

Graduates of the program will find career opportunities in a variety of settings:

  • Hospital laboratories
  • Physician group practices
  • Regional reference laboratories
  • Industrial biotechnology
  • Clinical management
  • Medical and pharmaceutical sales
  • Research
  • Laboratory computer information systems
  • Product development
  • Forensic medicine
  • Clinical education
  • Public health laboratories
  • Government
  • Veterinary laboratories
  • Laboratory consultant
  • Infection control

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CLS STUDENT GUIDEBOOK

  • Program Requirements

  • Curriculum Map

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Accreditation

  • Admissions Information

  • Course Description

  • Course Schedule

  • Tuition, Fees, and Financial Assistance

  • Current Clinical Affiliates

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Marieb College of Health & Human Services

Department of Health Sciences

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Fort Myers, Florida 33965

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