Why Choose Clinical Laboratory Sciences?

The EC CLS 3+1 major prepares you to become a clinical laboratory scientist, medical laboratory scientist, or a medical technologist – jobs that are in very high demand worldwide. CLS graduates 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.

What Clinical Laboratory Sciences Will Teach You

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. In New York State, a major in Clinical Laboratory Sciences (not Biology or Biochemistry) is a requirement for NYS licensure.

Where Clinical Laboratory Sciences Can Take You

Looking for a career in health care? Want to diagnose patients and save lives? Do you love working at the lab bench? The CLS program is for you! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in these fields are expected to grow 11% between 2020-2030, which is faster than the average growth for all jobs.

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