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College of Health Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science Degree Program

As a Clinical Laboratory Science student at DeVry 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.

Learn more about the advantages of studying the Clinical Laboratory Science program at DeVry University. Request more information.

Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science

Clinical Laboratory Science Courses

Focusing on applying concepts and skills to real-world situations, DeVry's Clinical Laboratory Science program curriculum includes these career-enhancing courses:

  • Laboratory Science Career Entry Exploration and Phlebotomy – Students in this clinical laboratory science course explore career opportunities associated with professions in pathology by interacting with other members of the healthcare team to understand the role of the clinical laboratory scientist. Special emphasis is placed on the practice of phlebotomy and securing specimens for testing.
  • Preprofessional Practice for the Clinical Laboratory – To prepare for preceptorship in clinical laboratory science practice, students in this course perform an individualized health assessment in terms of vaccinations and accepting personal responsibility in adhering to safe practices: apply rules and regulations of health information; incorporate behavior principles of safety and infection control; and model the role of the clinical laboratory scientist.
  • Clinical Chemistry – This clinical course describes principles and procedure for performing clinical lab tests for carbohydrates lipids, proteins, heme derivatives, enzymes, liver function, urinalysis, spinal fluid, electrolytes, acid-base blood gases, therapeutic drug monitoring, toxicology, endocrine systems, and trace elements.
  • Clinical Laboratory Operations and Management – Examines principles of lab management, including fiscal and regulatory aspects, this clinical laboratory science course explores quality control and assessment as tools for excellence in lab services. Use of lab information systems as management resources and for business and strategic planning is introduced.

To learn more about required and elective courses for the Clinical Laboratory Science program, request information.

Graduate Success

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 2013, 85% of DeVry University Clinical Laboratory Science program graduates actively seeking employment had careers in their field within six months of graduation at an average salary of $46,905.*

Program-specific Accreditation


For information on programmatic accreditation of the Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) degree program please visit the accreditation page.

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* Figure based on 2013 graduates self-reporting data to DeVry 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 DeVry University Career Services, or who did not report data on employment status to DeVry University Career Services.