Degree: Bachelor of Science
School: School of Nursing and Allied Health (SONAH)
Department: Allied Health (AH)
Clinical Laboratory Science is the branch of medicine concerned with the performance of accurate and valid laboratory analyses. These analyses assist physicians and other healthcare providers with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of patient diseases. Therefore, the profession requires and needs technologists who are precise, dependable, dedicated, and have a strong sense of responsibility.
The Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program prepares graduates to successfully practice the profession of clinical laboratory sciences by providing an environment that promotes critical thinking, problem solving, analytical skills building, and creativity. The program promotes personal and professional development, ethical consideration, research, and community service through a variety of planned activities developed to meet the needs of a global community.
Upon successful completion of the Tuskegee University Program, the Bachelor of Science degree is awarded. After graduation, graduates are eligible to take a national certification examination, given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (Board of Registry). This provides certification and a professional title MLS (ASCP). In those states requiring licensure (except for a few states), these national certifications may suffice for employment purposes.
CLS program has a 100% graduation rate for those who are accepted into the professional phase.
The Clinical Laboratory Sciences program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, ILL, 60631; Tel.: (847) 939-3597, 773-714-8880, www.naacls.org.
Specific admission and degree requirements:
Program Application packets must be received on or before January 5th.
In the programs, the student must maintain or have a “C” grade or better in all of the Science and Math courses, as well as possess a CGPA of 2.5 to be accepted into the professional phase of the program.