Clinical Laboratory Science
The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Clinical Laboratory Science degree, part of the Indiana University School of Medicine undergraduate program, will provide you with the knowledge and skill you need for a career in laboratory practice and providing quality testing for physicians who diagnose, monitor, and treat disease.
Clinical laboratory science is a diverse, science-based profession aimed at accurate performance of clinical laboratory procedures on biologic samples from patients, such as:
- Analysis of simple/complex chemical components of body fluids
- Evaluation of cellular components of blood
- Identification of microorganisms and their antibiotic susceptibilities
- Preparation of blood components for patient therapy
- Molecular detection of diseases
- Evaluation of new techniques, procedures, and instruments
After graduation from this 120-credit program, you will be eligible to complete national certification exams. National certification as a medical laboratory scientist (MLS) is a requirement for employment in many settings. Currently, the state of Indiana does not require licensure for graduates of this program.
Begin your studies toward this degree at IUPUC by completing prerequisite and general education courses. Then transfer to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus and finish the program. Along the way, you will work closely with a University College (UCOL) academic advisor who will help you determine what courses can be completed in Columbus and develop an appropriate timeline for transferring to Indianapolis.
You must be in good academic standing to transfer to another Indiana University campus. Admission to this program is competitive and completion of prerequisite courses does not guarantee acceptance.
To begin a clinical laboratory science degree at IUPUC, please contact University College.