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Bachelor of Science Degree
Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Accreditation

The Clinical Laboratory Science Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, 5600 N River Rd., Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018; 773-714-8880.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Analyze and evaluate discipline-specific case studies, accurately interpreting the results of laboratory testing.
  2. Apply knowledge of basic and advanced laboratory science concepts and theories to the practice of clinical laboratory medicine.
  3. Competently perform manual and automated laboratory science procedures as an entry-level practitioner.
  4. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills within academic and clinical settings.
  5. Demonstrate Franciscan values and professional ethics/conduct within academic and clinical settings.

Program Admission Requirements

The applicant must meet the following minimum requirements for admission to the CLS bachelor's degree program:

  1. Requirements for acceptance into the program are the same as for acceptance to OLOLC(See the Admissions section of this catalog for more information);
  2. Completion of the general education requirements with a grade of "C" or better (See CLS Curriculum Plan below).

Curriculum Plan

Semester 1

Credit Hours

Semester 2

Credit Hours

ACSM 1110

1

ENGL 1311

3

ENGL 1310

3

RELS 1310

3

MATH 1315

3

HIST elective

3

BIOL 1315 or 2310

3

BIOL 1316 or 2311

3

SPCH 1310

3

CHEM 1315

3

Behavioral Science elective

3

CHEM 1315L

1

Semester Credit Hours

16

Semester Credit Hours

16

 

 

 

 

Semester 3

Credit Hours

Semester 4

Credit Hours

BIOL 2325

3

MATH 2315

3

BIOL 2325L

1

BIOL >3310 level

3

CHEM 1316

3

Hum. elective

3

CHEM 1316L

1

CHEM 2310

3

BIOL >3310 level

3

Behavioral Science elective

3

PHIL 2315 or 2320

3

CLSC 1110

1

Behavioral Science elective

3

CLSC1310

1

Semester Credit Hours

17

Semester Credit Hours

17

 

 

 

 

Semester 5 (Summer)

Credit Hours

Semester 6

Credit Hours

CLSC 3710

1

CLSC 3725

3

CLSC 3710L

1

CLSC 3725L

1

CLSC 3720

3

CLSC 3730

3

CLSC 3715

2

CLSC 3730L

1

 

 

CLSC 3740

3

 

 

CLSC 3740L

1

 

 

CLSC 3750

3

 

 

CLSC 3750L

1

Semester Credit Hours

7

Semester Credit Hours

16

 

 

 

 

Semester 7

Credit Hours

Semester 8 (Summer)

Credit Hours

CLS  4730

3

CLSC 4785

5

CLSC 4740

3

 

 

CLSC 4750

2

 

 

CLSC 4760

2

 

 

CLSC 4765

2

 

 

CLSC 4770

2

 

 

CLSC 4775

2

 

 

Semester Credit Hours

16

Semester Credit Hours

5

 

 

 

 

Semester 9

Credit Hours

 

 

CLSC 4786

5

 

 

CLSC 4787

5

 

 

CLSC 4788

5

 

 

CLSC 4910

2

 

 

Semester Credit Hours

17

 

 

Total hours for Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Science (127 Credit Hours)

Humanities electives can be taken from ARTS, MUSI, ENGL, HIST, LING, RELS, or PHIL courses.
Behavioral Science electives can be taken from PSYC, SOCI, or ANTH courses.

Graduation Requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree in CLS is conferred upon students when the following conditions are met, in addition to the general requirements for graduation:

  • Completion of 127 semester credit hours, including the required core curriculum program prerequisites and program courses;
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher on all college work with grades of C or better in all courses leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in CLS;
  • Fulfillment of the residency requirement of OLOLC(see Academic Policies section), with 2 service learning projects;
  • Clearance of all indebtedness to the College, including the return of all materials borrowed from the College library.