Clinical Laboratory Science Major

College of Arts and Sciences

Degree BS, Clinical Laboratory Science

For information contact Anthony Serino, PhD

Clinical laboratory science (CLS) (formerly Medical Technology) major offers, through its affiliation with hospital schools, the opportunity to complete the requirements for a bachelor of science degree in four years with a clinical year rotation at an accredited hospital school. CLS majors complete three years in a biology-based curriculum on campus, and then apply for acceptance to an affiliated hospital program at the end of their fourth semester. Admission to a hospital school program is not guaranteed, but Misericordia University maintains a very high success rate. Following the hospital program, the student is eligible to sit for the certification examinations offered by the Board of Registry of Clinical Laboratory Scientists (or Medical Technologists) and the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS).

The mission of the Clinical Laboratory Science program at Misericordia University is to provide students with quality educational experiences that produce a clinical laboratory professional with the theoretical knowledge, technical skills and liberal arts education necessary to succeed in the clinical laboratory. The program meets or exceeds all requirements of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS).