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 Clinical Laboratory Science, 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
Location: Only the DeVry Phoenix campus offers this degree program.
Related Programs: Consider our bachelor's degree program in Biomedical Engineering Technology through the College of Engineering and Information Sciences.
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Clinical Laboratory Science Courses
Focusing on applying concepts and skills to real-world situations, DeVry's Clinical Laboratory Science curriculum includes these career-enhancing courses:
- Laboratory Science Career Entry Exploration and Phlebotomy – Students in this 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 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 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.
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At DeVry University, everything we do is focused on your career success. The proof is in the numbers. For the year ending with the October '11 graduates, 100% of U.S. DeVry Clinical Laboratory Science graduates were employed in their field at an average salary of $44,075 (Of graduates who actively pursued and obtained employment and those who were already employed in education-related careers within 180 days of graduation.)
For information on programmatic accreditation of the Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) degree program at our DeVry University Phoenix campus, please visit the accreditation page.
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