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    Apr 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Augusta University Catalog 
2023-2024 Augusta University Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science

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Program Overview

The university grants a Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Science (Medical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology). Upon completion of the program, the graduates are eligible to take the Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) certification exam administered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Students begin the CLS program in fall semester of their junior year, contingent upon completion of prerequisites either at this university or at another college (see Admission Requirements below). Both on-campus and internet students have four semesters of classroom, laboratory and internships through clinical affiliates.

For the distance/WEB students, laboratories are conducted at a satellite laboratory in the Atlanta area or at the clinical affiliates.  The clinical internships are conducted at affiliated clinical sites. Internet students are encouraged to identify possible internship sites convenient to them. The program of Clinical Laboratory Science will contact these sites to explore a clinical affiliation. The program requires computer capability and Internet connectivity.

Program Contact
Jan Bane
Program Accreditation

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science
5600 N River Road
Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018-5119

Admissions Information

Please see the Office of Academic Admissions website for specific admissions information and prerequisites:

Progression & Graduation Requirements
  • Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all courses taken to remain in the program.
  • Students must complete 61 hours of curriculum coursework, GA History and Legislative Requirements, as well as pass the departmental exit exam to graduate from the program.
Program Information
Program Length: 4 Years
CIP Code: 51.1005
Program Code: BSCLS_CLS
Major Code: CLS

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Core Areas A - E: 42 Hours

For more information and specific requirements, visit the Core Requirements  page.

Wellness Graduation Requirement: 4 Hours

Students who transfer to Augusta University with less than 60 credit hours must complete the Wellness Requirement.

Total Hours for the Degree: 125 Hours

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