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CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES

Why Choose Clinical Laboratory Sciences?

The CLS major requires that students go on to specialize as laboratory scientists in a clinical professional program. However, their education at Elmira College affords students the opportunity gain experience with a wide range of biological disciplines, and prepares students for a wide range of career opportunities. Graduating seniors entering the workforce are in high demand, both nationally and internationally.

What Clinical Laboratory Sciences Will Teach You!

Elmira College's CLS major is a 3+1 program, which means students spend their first three years at Elmira College taking classes, and the final year at one of the college's affiliated clinical sites. Classes at EC include foundational classes in chemistry and biology plus biochemistry, comparative anatomy, microbiology, animal physiology, molecular biology, and immunology. The senior year takes place in the clinical setting of a hospital.

Where Clinical Laboratory Sciences Can Take You!

The Clinical Affiliates prepare students as generalist technicians. Many students go on to specialize in hematology, blood banking, chemistry, and immunology. Graduating seniors entering the workforce are in high demand in clinical and research sites. Graduates of the program are now working at Cayuga Medical Center, Guthrie Clinics and Hospitals, the VA Center, and Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.

Why Choose Clinical Laboratory Sciences?

The CLS major requires that students go on to specialize as laboratory scientists in a clinical professional program. However, their education at Elmira College affords students the opportunity gain experience with a wide range of biological disciplines, and prepares students for a wide range of career opportunities. Graduating seniors entering the workforce are in high demand, both nationally and internationally.

What Clinical Laboratory Sciences Will Teach You!

Elmira College's CLS major is a 3+1 program, which means students spend their first three years at Elmira College taking classes, and the final year at one of the college's affiliated clinical sites. Classes at EC include foundational classes in chemistry and biology plus biochemistry, comparative anatomy, microbiology, animal physiology, molecular biology, and immunology. The senior year takes place in the clinical setting of a hospital.

Where Clinical Laboratory Sciences Can Take You!

The Clinical Affiliates prepare students as generalist technicians. Many students go on to specialize in hematology, blood banking, chemistry, and immunology. Graduating seniors entering the workforce are in high demand in clinical and research sites. Graduates of the program are now working at Cayuga Medical Center, Guthrie Clinics and Hospitals, the VA Center, and Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.

The below links provide a helpful guide to the most current major/minor core courses and electives. Full program requirements and course descriptions are located in the Elmira College Bulletin.

Contacts:


Full-time Faculty:

Honor Societies:

  • Beta Beta Beta

Clubs:

  • Pre-Health Club

Prizes/Scholarships:

  • Emerson Liscum Diven Prize
  • Dr. Louise Frances Potter Prize
  • The Sharon Cosloy-Blank '66 Science Award

Internships:

The 3+1 program works directly with many hospitals in the upstate region of New York as well as New York City.


Career Opportunities:

Clinical laboratory scientists are in extreme demand at hospitals, research centers, clinics, and Universities the world over.