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Through the 3+1 CLS degree program, you can play a key role in patient diagnosis and treatment.
The EC CLS 3+1 degree program prepares you to become a clinical laboratory scientist, medical laboratory scientist, or a medical technologist – jobs that are in very high demand worldwide.
The EC CLS 3+1 major is similar to a Biology or Biochemistry major (with courses in cell and molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, immunology, anatomy, and physiology), with the coursework completed in three years and the fourth year spent training in hospital laboratories at one of our clinical affiliate sites in Rochester, Sayre, Jamestown, or Brooklyn. Following the clinical year, students may opt to take the ASCP licensing exam.
Graduates of the CLS degree program perform laboratory tests on patient samples and provide life-saving blood banking services as critical players in patient diagnosis and treatment in a wide range of hospital, laboratory, and university settings.
CLS majors will spend three years completing their course work and the fourth year performing hands-on training at an affiliated hospital laboratory in Rochester, Sayre, Jamestown, or Brooklyn.
EC’s Clinical Laboratory Sciences program will prepare you to become a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS), Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS), and/or Medical Technologist (MT), jobs that are in extremely high demand at hospitals, research centers, clinics, and universities worldwide.
After three years of coursework at EC, students in the CLS 3+1 program spend their fourth year training at one of our clinical affiliate hospitals before earning their EC degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences.
The CLS 3+1 program is supported by Biology and Chemistry faculty.
Do you have questions about the Clinical Laboratory Sciences program? Please contact us.