B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science

Requirements for a Clinical Laboratory Science Major

DEGREE: Bachelor of Science 

Liberal Arts Core 42 credits
Clinical Laboratory Science 65 credits
Hospital Requirements 32 credits
Total 139 credits

Language course not required

A student must either demonstrate equivalent knowledge of CS 115 Essential Computer Skills, or successfully complete CS 115 at Caldwell University. Incoming freshmen must complete this requirement within the first three semesters.

Students Who Major In Clinical Laboratory Science Must Complete:

BI 101, 101L, 102, 102L General Biology
BI 207 and 207L Physiology
BI 210 and 210L Cell Biology
BI 315 and 315L Microbiology
BI 316 and 316L Immunology
CH 111, 111L, 112, 112L General Chemistry
CH 203, 203L, 204, 204L Organic Chemistry
CH 401 Biochemistry I
MA 131 Foundations of Analysis II
MA 220 Calculus I
MA 207 Applications of Statistics

In addition, students who major in Clinical Laboratory Science must complete 32 credits in a designated hospital.

The courses prescribed by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and the required liberal arts courses are completed in the first three years. These are followed by a twelve-month training period in an approved hospital which qualifies students for admittance to the examination of the Registry of Medical Technologists. The B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science is awarded at the completion of the hospital program.

The College does not charge tuition for the year in a hospital laboratory. However, the student must register at the College for the fall and spring semesters and formally apply for graduation. Hospital laboratory training (12 months) is 32 credits. Students will select their laboratory affiliations in consultation with the faculty coordinator.

Since it is a prerogative of each hospital to choose its trainees, Caldwell University cannot guarantee acceptance in any specific institution.

The College, at this time, has complete affiliations with the following NCCLS-approved schools of Clinical Laboratory Science:

  • Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune, NJ
  • Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ
  • The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ
  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

In the event that the student is not accepted in the hospital of his/her choice, the student has the option of completing the requirements for another science degree. Transfers into Clinical Laboratory Science will be considered on an individual basis.

Statement of Outcomes Assessment

Successful completion of this hospital practicum is accepted in lieu of a senior research project.