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Degree Requirements

Program Requirements


Continued enrollment in this program is contingent upon:

  • Maintaining an overall grade-point average of 3.0
  • Grades below a B are unacceptable towards continuation in the major and may result in dismissal from the program.

Clinical Laboratory Science Major Courses (15 courses – 40 Credits)

Course Title Credits
BMS 547 Management, Supervision, Teaching and Professionalism Seminar 2
BMS 544 CLS Review Seminar 1
BMS 551 Clinical Chemistry I and Urinalysis 3
BMS 562 Coagulation 3
BMS 563 Hematology and Body Fluids 3
BMS 585
(BMS 563 and BMS 587)
Immunohematology 3
BMS 587 Clinical Immunology 3
BMS 591 Medical Microbiology 3
BMS 609 Laboratory Information Systems 1
BMS 610 Histopathology 3
BMS 647 Quality Management 3
BMS 652 (BMS 551) Clinical Chemistry II and Instrumentation 3
BMS 656 Molecular Diagnostics
BMS 703 Research Methods 3
BMS 706* Research Project 3

*Requires the approval of the mentor and the department.


Clinical practicum are offered off-campus during the spring semester over a 24 week period (January through June) done full-time.

Senior Year Practicum (4 courses – 12 Credits)

Course Title Credits
BMS 759 Practicum in Clinical Chemistry/ Urinalysis 3
BMS 769 Practicum in Hematology, Coagulation, Histotechniques 3
BMS 789 Practicum in Immunohematology/ Clinical Immunology 3
BMS 799 Practicum in Microbiology 3

Passing the ASCP Certification Exam is required after graduation in order to receive a CLS Generalist License from the New York State Education Department (NYSED). The NYSED license is required to work as a CLS professional in NYS.