Clinical Laboratory Science

Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS)

The Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) program at Minot State University is a four year program leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology.

The program consists of courses that are designed to give the clinical laboratory science student the necessary, medically-oriented scientific background to enter clinical training at an accredited hospital laboratory.

The program consists of three years of academic coursework completed at Minot State University. Through an affiliation with the University of North Dakota, students spend 12 months in a clinical internship at one of the many participating accredited hospitals.

The academic portion of the program provides the student with a broad-based background in the sciences as well as general education courses in communications, the humanities and the social and behavioral sciences. The clinical year provides practical, hands on, experience in clinical laboratory techniques.

The first two years of the program primarily involve general education courses and fundamental courses in chemistry, microbiology, anatomy and physiology. The third year involves the students in courses more directly relevant to their major, such as clinical microbiology, hematology, and immunology. These courses address more specifically what the student will encounter during the clinical internship year. Minot State University's clinical laboratory science curriculum meets all the requirements and recommendations of the National Registry of Medical Technologists. All affiliated hospitals are accredited by the Council on Medical Education. Upon completion, the student is eligible to take the national examination conducted by the Board of Registry to become a certified clinical laboratory scientist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists MT (ASCP) and the National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel National Exam for certification as Clinical Laboratory Scientist.

Click here for a course schedule for completion of a of a BS in CLS in four years

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For more information on the CLS program, contact program advisor Dr. Heidi Super