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Clinical Laboratory Sciences B.S.

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  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 40
  • This program is 9 terms (4½ years) long.
  • This program requires summer terms.
  • We have two performance sites - Mpls. and Rochester which were approved with the initial program proposal. No additional sites requested at this time.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
The clinical laboratory sciences program prepares students to work in hospital, clinical, and medical research laboratories. Students can be accepted in either the junior or senior year. All courses for the major are taken in the fall and spring semester of the senior year, followed by 22 weeks of clinical coursework. Starting fall 2008 courses will be offered at two locations, Minneapolis and Rochester.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 9 courses before admission to the program.
Freshmen are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
Upon admission, students are required to submit proof of certain immunizations and vaccinations.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Preparatory Courses
Students must take one statistics course and either pre-calculus or calculus.
MATH 1051 - Precalculus I [MATH] (3.0 cr)
or MATH 1142 - Short Calculus [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1271 - Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
STAT 3011 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis [MATH] (4.0 cr)
BIOL 1009 - General Biology [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1021 {Inactive} [PHYS] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 1022 {Inactive} [PHYS] (4.0 cr)
CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I (3.0 cr)
CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II (3.0 cr)
PHSL 3051 - Human Physiology (4.0 cr)
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major or minor in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major or minor (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
MICB 4131, INMD 3001, LAMP 4177, and CLSP 1010 are highly recommended but not required for students pursuing a B.S. degree in clinical laboratory sciences. Students are placed in a variety of clinical settings during their clinical coursework. In accord with Minnesota law, a criminal background check is required of each student before clinical courses. The program arranges this check.
Junior Year Courses
BIOC 3021 - Biochemistry (3.0 cr)
BIOL 4003 - Genetics (3.0 cr)
or GCD 3022 - Genetics (3.0 cr)
VBS 2032 - General Microbiology With Laboratory (5.0 cr)
or MICB 3301 - Biology of Microorganisms (5.0 cr)
Senior Year Courses
CLSP 4501 - Introduction to Transfusion Medicine (2.0 cr)
CLSP 4502 - Introduction to Transfusion Medicine: Laboratory (2.0 cr)
CLSP 4101 - Diagnostic Microbiology II (2.0 cr)
CLSP 4102 - Principles of Diagnostic Microbiology (2.0 cr)
CLSP 4103 - Diagnostic Microbiology: Laboratory (2.0 cr)
CLSP 4602 - Basic Concepts in Education and Research as Applied to the Clinical Laboratory (1.0 cr)
CLSP 4203 - Hemostasis (1.0 cr)
CLSP 4302 - Clinical Chemistry I: Lecture and Lab (3.0 cr)
CLSP 4304 - Clinical Chemistry II: Lecture (2.0 cr)
CLSP 4305 - Clinical Chemistry II: Laboratory (2.0 cr)
CLSP 4401 - Immunology (3.0 cr)
CLSP 4402 - Molecular Diagnostics (2.0 cr)
CLSP 4601W - Management and Professional Issues [WI] (2.0 cr)
CLSP 4301 - Urinalysis (1.0 cr)
CAHP 5110 - Foundations of Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration (1.0 cr)
CLSP 4201 - Hematology I (3.0 cr)
CLSP 4202 - Hematology II (2.0 cr)
Clinical Courses
These courses should be completed during the clinical rotations in the summer and fall terms following the senior year, including clinical chemistry, hematology and coagulation, tranfusion medicine, microbiology, and a specialty laboratory area.
CLSP 4703 - Applied Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis (2.0 cr)
CLSP 4702 - Applied Clinical Hematology/Hemostasis (2.0 cr)
CLSP 4704 - Applied Transfusion Medicine (2.0 cr)
CLSP 4701 - Applied Diagnostic Microbiology (2.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
The clinical laboratory sciences major is available at two campus locations, the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and the University of Minnesota, Rochester. Policies, application materials, and course content are the same at both campuses.
Prerequisites are the same for both performance locations.
Honors UHP
This is an honors sub-plan.
Students admitted to the University Honors Program (UHP) must fulfill UHP requirements in addition to degree program requirements. Honors courses used to fulfill degree program requirements will also fulfill UHP requirements. Current departmental honors course offerings are listed at: Honors students complete an honors thesis project in the final year, most often in conjunction with an honors thesis course, or with an honors directed studies or honors directed research course. Students select honors courses and plan for a thesis project in consultation with their UHP adviser and their departmental faculty adviser.
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