Clinical Laboratory Science

Degree: B.S.

Pursue your passion for the health sciences with the hands-on Clinical Laboratory Science program at Millersville University.

Why Study This Program?

A clinical laboratory scientist is a medical technologist who performs and evaluates numerous laboratory procedures to help other health professionals diagnose, treat and prevent disease. This healthcare profession is in demand in hospitals, doctor’s offices, research institutions and private industry.

In the Clinical Laboratory Science program at Millersville University, students study for three years at Millersville and then apply to an accredited regional teaching hospital for one year of clinical training. Upon successful completion of the clinical phase of the program, students receive a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Allied Health Technology degree with an option in Clinical Laboratory Science. MU students are also eligible to sit for the national certification examination upon graduation.

Students hoping to pursue this field can also do so through the Medical Technology option within the Biology major.

What Will You Learn?

Students who are more interested in the clinical aspects of this medical field than in its biological underpinnings are good candidates for the Clinical Laboratory program within the Allied Health Technology major. You will still gain a firm background in mathematics and sciences while being exposed sooner and in greater depth to the courses that interest you most.

Allied Health Technology programs at Millersville University generally follow a 3+1 pattern. Students spend three years on campus completing general education and science requirements followed by 11-12 months of instruction in a hospital-based program.