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Program of Study


Courses Credits
College 101 (not required for transfer students) 1
Laboratory Science (fulfilled by BIO 7, 8 in the plan) (8*)
Language/Literature 6
History/Philosophy 9
Mathematics (fulfilled by MTH 3 or MTH 7) 4
Political Science/Economics 6
Fine Arts 6
Social Sciences 6
College Competencies (Writing, Oral, Library) 6
Total 44

*52 total credits in the College Core less 8 Laboratory Science Credits inclusive to the program.


Natural Sciences Core (7 courses – 27 Credits)

Course (Pre-Req) Title Credits
BIO 7 ** Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 8 ** Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
CHM 3 Principles of Chemistry I 4
CHM 4 Principles of Chemistry II 4
CHM 25 Basic Organic Chemistry 4
CHM 71 Basic Biochemistry 4
MTH 19 or 41 or
BIO 141 or ECO 72
Statistics 3

**Bio 7 and 8 satisfy the Laboratory Science component of the College Core requirements.


Clinical Laboratory Science Major Courses (18 courses – 51 Credits)

Course (Pre-Req) Title Credits
BMS 40 or CLA 6 Computer Applications 3
BMS 49 (BMS 40) Laboratory Information Systems 1
BMS 50 (CHM 21 or CHM 25) Clinical Chemistry I and Urinalysis 4
BMS 63 (BIO 8) Introduction to Hematology/Phlebotomy 3
BMS 80 (BIO 8) Immunology 3
BMS 87 (BMS 80) Clinical Immunology (WAC) 3
BMS 90 Microbiology in Health Sciences 4
BMS 97 (Co-Req 80) Virology 1
BMS 147 Management, Supervision, Teaching and Professionalism Seminar 2
BMS 150 (BMS 50) Clinical Chemistry II and Instrumentation 4
BMS 161 (BMS 63) Hematology and Body Fluids 3
BMS 162 (BMS 63) Coagulation 2
BMS 185 (BMS 87) Immunohematology (WAC) 4
BMS 191 (BMS 90 & BMS 97) Clinical Bacteriology 3
BMS 194 (BMS 90) Mycology and Parasitology 3
BMS 225 Histopathology of Body Systems 3
BMS 244 CLS Review Seminar 1
BMS 256 (BMS 80) Diagnostic Techniques in Molecular Pathology 4


Senior Year Practicum (4 courses – 12 Credits)

Course Title Credits
BMS 259 Practicum in Clinical Chemistry 3
BMS 269 Practicum in Hematology & Coagulation 3
BMS 289 Practicum in Immunohematology 3
BMS 299 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.


Clinical Practicum Requirements

The B.S. in Biomedical Sciences: Clinical Laboratory Science begins in the junior year and consists of four semesters of education that integrates theoretical and technical instruction in a simulated clinical laboratory on campus followed by 25 weeks of clinical practicum instruction at a NAACLS approved affiliate.

Students who are either part-time or full-time can pursue the undergraduate degree. The Department of Biomedical Sciences integrates didactic courses taught at the University with simulated laboratories along with clinical courses taught at an approved clinical affiliate laboratory. Through each degree program option, university-based courses are reinforced in the professional laboratory setting. Students rotating through the clinical affiliates are exposed to state-of-the-art instrumentation and are educated by the highly qualified faculty to become entry-level laboratory professionals with comprehensive competency evaluated skills for entry into a laboratory career profession.

For hospital placement, a student must have a GPA of 2.67 or higher in the major. The hospital placement will be determined by the Program Director based, in part, on academic achievement and successful interview. Students pay all tuition and fees to LIU Post including laboratory costs.

The NAACLS approved clinical affiliates for the CLS Program are:

  • North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, N.Y.
  • North Shore University - Long Island Jewish Health Care System - Core Laboratory, Lake Success, N.Y.
  • South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, N.Y.
  • St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, N.Y.
  • Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, N.Y.
  • Sunrise Medical Laboratories, Hauppauge, N.Y.
  • Icon Central Laboratories, Farmingdale, N.Y.