Undergraduate Degree - Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Program:
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Program Code:
3794 Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Science
Start Term:
WQ85
Department:
Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Natural Science

Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program

Undergraduate Programs
Clinical Laboratory Sciences

The clinical laboratory sciences major is designed to prepare students for certification in medical technology/clinical laboratory science. The program includes courses in the biomedical laboratory sciences, communications, mathematics and statistics, and clinical laboratory sciences coupled with clinical practicum experiences. It is designed to prepare graduates for certification and immediate employment in clinical laboratories upon graduation by including a six-month hospital laboratory experience. Admission to this program is limited. Students seeking admission must complete the admission procedure outlined below.

The Bachelor of Science degree program in clinical laboratory sciences has been accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, Illinois 60018; phone (773) 714-8880.

Admission as a Junior

Enrollment in the clinical laboratory sciences major is limited. A new class is admitted at the junior level each fall semester. Students beyond junior standing may be considered for admission contingent upon the projected schedule for completion of the degree requirements and availability of clinical placement sites. Applications for admission are accepted at any time.

To be considered for admission, the applicant must meet the following minimal criteria, in addition to the College of Natural Science admission requirements:

  1. Have an overall grade-point average of 2.5 or better including courses taken at other institutions.
  2. Have completed Biological Science 161 and 171; Chemistry 251 and 252; and Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics 213.

Students may apply before attainment of the above criteria in order to demonstrate their intentions to major in clinical laboratory sciences, however their applications will not be processed until all requirements are fulfilled. Students who present other exceptional credentials but do not meet the grade-point criterion noted above may be considered for admission on a probationary basis.

Applications for admission to the clinical laboratory sciences major are reviewed by a committee of faculty. Factors considered by the Admission Committee in the applicant’s review and admission action are (1) academic record including grade-point averages in science and non-science courses, (2) grades for selected preclinical courses, (3) laboratory science exposure, (4) interview, and (5) compositions.

Academic Standards

To progress to the clinical phase of the curriculum, students must earn a grade-point average of 2.0 or higher in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics 463 and Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics 324, 417, and 435.

A specific statement of the policies for the clinical phase is provided in the Student Policies for Clinical Laboratory Science Students. These policies are provided to all students upon acceptance to the major, but may be obtained earlier from the Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics Program, 322 N. Kedzie Hall. Admitted students are responsible for knowing and adhering to these program policies.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences

  1. A minimum of 136 credits is required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences.
  2. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences major is met by completing Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics 455.  That course is referenced in item 4. b. below.

    Students who are enrolled in the College of Natural Science may complete the alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that is described in item 1. under the heading Graduation Requirements in the College statement.  Certain courses referenced in requirement 4. below may be used to satisfy the alternative track.
  3. The requirements of the College of Natural Science for the Bachelor of Science degree.

    The credits earned in certain courses referenced in requirement 4. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.
  4. The following requirements for the major:
    a. Courses outside Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics (48 to 51 credits):
    (1) All of the following courses (31 credits):
    BS 161 Cell and Molecular Biology 3
    BS 171 Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 2
    CEM 141 General Chemistry 4
    CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
    CEM 162 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
    CEM 251 Organic Chemistry I 3
    CEM 252 Organic Chemistry II 3
    CEM 333 Instrumental Methods and Applications 3
    MMG 463 Medical Microbiology 3
    MMG 464 Diagnostic Microbiology Laboratory 2
    PHY 231 Introductory Physics I 3
    PHY 232 Introductory Physics II 3
    (2) One of the following courses (3 credits):
    MTH 124 Survey of Calculus I 3
    MTH 132 Calculus I 3
    (3) One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
    STT 200 Statistical Methods 3
    STT 201 Statistical Methods 4
    STT 231 Statistics for Scientists 3
    STT 351 Probability and Statistics for Engineering 3
    STT 421 Statistics I 3
    (4) One of the following, either (a) or (b) (4 or 6 credits):
    (a) BMB 401 Comprehensive Biochemistry 4
    (b) BMB 461 Advanced Biochemistry I 3
    BMB 462 Advanced Biochemistry II 3
    (5) One of the following, either (a), (b), or (c) (4 credits):
    (a) PSL 250 Introductory Physiology 4
    (b) PSL 310 Physiology for Pre-Health Professionals 4
    (c) PSL 431 Human Physiology I 4
    PSL 432 Human Physiology II 4
    (6) One of the following courses (3 credits):
    MMG 201 Fundamentals of Microbiology 3
    MMG 301 Introductory Microbiology 3
    b. All of the following Biomedical Laboratory Diagnostics courses (52 credits):
    BLD 204 Mechanisms of Disease 3
    BLD 213 Application of Clinical Laboratory Principles 2
    BLD 220 Preparing for a Health Professions Career 1
    BLD 324 Fundamentals of Hematology, Hemostasis and Urinalysis 3
    BLD 324L Introductory Laboratory in Hematology, Hemostasis and Urinalysis 1
    BLD 416 Clinical Chemistry  4
    BLD 417 Quality Processes in Diagnostic Laboratory Testing 2
    BLD 424 Advanced Hematology, Hemostasis, and Urinalysis 2
    BLD 424L Advanced Laboratory in Hematology, Hemostasis, and Urinalysis 1
    BLD 430 Molecular Laboratory Diagnostics 2
    BLD 433 Clinical Immunology and Immunohematology Laboratory 1
    BLD 434 Clinical Immunology 3
    BLD 435 Transfusion Medicine 2
    BLD 442 Education and Management in the Clinical Laboratory 2
    BLD 450 Eukaryotic Pathogens 3
    BLD 455 Integrating Clinical Laboratory Science Discipline (W) 2
    BLD 471 Advanced Clinical Chemistry Laboratory 3
    BLD 472 Advanced Clinical Chemistry 1
    BLD 473 Advanced Clinical Hematology and Body Fluids Laboratory 3
    BLD 474 Advanced Clinical Hematology and Body Fluids 1
    BLD 475 Advanced Clinical Immunology and Immunohematology Laboratory 2
    BLD 476 Advanced Clinical Immunology and Immunohematology 1
    BLD 477 Advanced Clinical Microbiology Laboratory 3
    BLD 478 Advanced Clinical Microbiology 1
    BLD 498 Focused Problems in Clinical Laboratory Science 2
    BLD 498L Infectious Disease Diagnostic Laboratory 1
    During the clinical practicum, usually two semesters, the student may be required to relocate and/or commute to a clinical laboratory in an affiliated clinical facility. 


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

NOTE: Degree Navigator is an advising tool only and should not be viewed as a contract with the student. Any questions about the requirements should be directed to an academic advisor.


Clinical Laboratory Sciences, BS (3794)

Required Credits: 136    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Cells and Molecular Biology
Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Cells and Molecular Biology: 2 courses from BS161, BS171

Requirement 12: Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Chemistry
Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Chemistry: 1 course from CEM141

Requirement 13: Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Chemistry Laboratory
Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Chemistry Laboratory: 2 courses from CEM161, CEM162

Requirement 14: Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Organic Chemistry
Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Organic Chemistry: 2 courses from CEM251, CEM252

Requirement 15: Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Methods and Applications
Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Methods and Applications: 1 course from CEM333

Requirement 16: Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Microbiology and Microbiology Laboratory
Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Microbiology and Microbiology Laboratory: 2 courses from MMG463, MMG464

Requirement 17: Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Physics
Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Physics: 2 courses from PHY231, PHY232

Requirement 18: Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Biochemistry
Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Biochemistry: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
1 course from BMB401
2 courses from BMB461, BMB462

Requirement 19: Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Physiology
Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Physiology: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
1 course from PSL250
1 course from PSL310
2 courses from PSL431, PSL432

Requirement 20: Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Mechanisms of Disease
Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Mechanisms of Disease: 1 course from BLD204

Requirement 21: Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Microbiology
Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Microbiology: 1 course from MMG201, MMG301

Requirement 22: Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Principles
Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Principles: 1 course from BLD213

Requirement 23: Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Hematology
Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Hematology: 6 courses from BLD324, BLD324L, BLD424, BLD424L, BLD473, BLD474

Requirement 24: Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Core
Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Core: 6 courses from BLD220, BLD417, BLD430, BLD435, BLD442, BLD450

Requirement 25: Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Tier II Writing
Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Tier II Writing: 1 course from BLD455

Requirement 26: Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Immunology
Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Immunology: 4 courses from BLD433, BLD434, BLD475, BLD476

Requirement 27: Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Clinical Chemistry
Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Clinical Chemistry: 3 courses from BLD416, BLD471, BLD472

Requirement 28: Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Advanced Microbiology
Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Advanced Microbiology: 2 courses from BLD477, BLD478

Requirement 29: Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Clinical Laboratory Science
Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Clinical Laboratory Science: 1 course from BLD498

Requirement 30: Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Infectious Disease Diagnostic Lab
Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Infectious Disease Diagnostic Lab: 1 course from BLD498L

Requirement 31: Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Calculus
Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Calculus: 1 course from MTH124, MTH132

Requirement 32: Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Statistics
Major - Clinical Laboratory Sciences - Statistics: 1 course from STT200, STT201, STT231, STT351, STT421

Requirement 33: Major Distribution
Major Distribution: 76 credits from Clinical Laboratory Sciences courses

Requirement 34: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses numbered at the 300 and 400 levels. See academic advisor.

Requirement 35: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 36: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.

Requirement 37
136 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.