Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science
As a Clinical Laboratory Science student at Newcastle University, you'll learn how to work with complex, precision instruments and a variety of automated and electronic laboratory equipment. Once you earn your bachelor's degree in our Clinical Laboratory Science program, you'll be a skilled professional who can help medical teams of pathologists, specialists, technologists, and technicians determine the presence, extent, or absence of disease, and provide data needed to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment.
If you have qualifying prior credit to apply, you can complete your Clinical Laboratory Science degree in less time, allowing you to launch or advance your career sooner. And because not many universities offer CLS as a bachelor's degree, you'll be adding a unique credential to your resumé.
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science
Graduation Requirements: 9 full-time semesters, 132 credit hours
Related Programs: Consider our bachelor's degree program in Biomedical Engineering Technology through the College of Engineering and Information Sciences.
Clinical Laboratory Science Courses
Focusing on applying concepts and skills to real-world situations, Newcastle's Clinical Laboratory Science program curriculum includes these career-enhancing courses:
From career-focused programs to our results-driven career services team, our focus is on preparing you for your chosen career. The proof is in the numbers. In 2012, 100% of Newcastle University Clinical Laboratory Science program graduates actively seeking employment had careers in their field within 6 months of graduation at an average salary of $46,176.*
* Figure based on 2012 graduates self-reporting data to Newcastle University Career Services who were employed at graduation or actively seeking employment in their field after graduation. Does not include graduates who were not actively seeking employment, as determined by Newcastle University Career Services, or who did not report data on employment status to Newcastle University Career Services.
Today, over 3,000 laboratory tests are used for diagnostic evaluations. With the completion of the Human Genome Project, introduction of new medical technologies will cause this number to more than double. Because of these medical and technological advances, the clinical laboratory science career field is growing faster than the average for all other occupations1. As a result, highly trained clinical laboratory scientists will be needed to perform these tests and interpret their results. A Newcastle University education can help you gain these talents and take your place in this rewarding clinical laboratory science occupation.
Clinical laboratory scientists are in hot demand in a number of diverse environments, including:
· Biotechnology firms
· Center for Disease Control
· Diagnostic testing companies
· Food and Drug Administration
· Government agencies
· Health maintenance organizations
· Medical equipment companies
· National Institute of Health
· Peace Corps/Vista
· Pharmaceutical companies
· Physician's offices
· Private & nonprofit organizations
· Research foundations
· State and Municipal Departments of Health
· U.S. Armed Services
· U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
· U.S. Department of Justice
· U.S. Department of State
Newcastle University graduates in Clinical Laboratory Science will be prepared for careers such as:
Blood Bank Technologist
Crime Lab Analyst
Food and Drug Inspector
Medical Equipment Sales Rep
Pharmaceutical Sales Rep
Public Health Specialist
Quality Control Specialist
Program Specific Accreditation
The Distance Education and Training Council for Health and Sciences Schools and Programs (DETC) Board of Commissioners has granted accreditation to Newcastle University's Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science degree program.* DETC is one of three major accrediting agencies for Health and Sciences and is a leading specialized accrediting agency for Health and Sciences education. This recognition certifies that programs offered through Newcastle University's College of meet the rigorous educational standards established by DETC.
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