Clinical Laboratory Science (BS)

What is A Clinical Laboratory Science (BS) Degree?

The field of Clinical Laboratory Science involves the testing of various specimens to assist doctors and other care providers in making decisions about a patient’s care.  Lab technicians and scientists constantly try to improve procedures to make sure that results are accurate.

In the BS degree program in Clinical Laboratory Science you’ll study physiology, biochemistry, and microbiology, and you’ll learn about blood and how the immune system responds to bacteria and other substances like drugs.  You may have some clinical experience or an internship as part of your program, but probably won’t need any certifications for entry-level jobs in the field.

The video below discusses a “typical” program, so it should help regardless of which school you are considering.

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