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Advisor: Stephen Cessna
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Semester Hours: 34 + clinical program

A major in clinical laboratory science consists of the 34 SH listed below followed by completion of the clinical program (usually one year) in an approved school of clinical laboratory science/medical technology. In this program the student completes three years of study (a minimum of 90 SH) at Eastern Mennonite University and a fourth year at the school of clinical laboratory science/medical technology. EMU has articulation agreements with clinical laboratory science programs at Sentara RMH Medical Center, Augusta Health Center, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Students may also select the Histotechnology option through Sentara RMH.  Alternatively, a student may elect to complete the biology major and enter the clinical program following receipt of the baccalaureate degree. Students should contact the CLS academic advisor to discuss registration and enrollment details for the clinical year.

Required Courses (34 SH plus clinical program)
Choose 16 SH in biology:

  • BIOL 173 Concepts in Biology - 4  Details
  • BIOL 174 Concepts in Biology Seminar - 1  Details
  • BIOL 205 Intro to Microbiology - 3  Details  OR *BIOL 327 Advanced Microbiology - 3  Details
  • BIOL 240 Molecular and Cellular Biology - 4  Details
  • BIOL 337 Immunology - 3  Details
  • Additional BIOL courses to reach 16 SH

Choose 16 SH in chemistry or biochemistry:

  • CHEM 223 General Chemistry I - 4  Details
  • CHEM 224 General Chemistry II - 4  Details
  • CHEM 315 Organic Chemistry I - 4  Details OR BIOCH 152 Human Biochemistry - 2  Details
  • *CHEM 325 Analytical Chemistry I   Details  OR *CHEM 345 Analytical Chemistry II - 2  Details
  • Additional CHEM or BIOCH to reach 16 SH

Choose 2 SH in statistics:

  • STAT 120 Descriptive Statistics  Details  OR STAT 220 Inferential Statistics - 2  Details

* indicates the course is offered in alternate years

Enrollment in upper-level biology, biochemistry, chemistry and environmental science courses (BIOL, BIOCH, CHEM, ENVS 300s and 400s) requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all science and math courses (BIOL, BIOCH, CHEM, ENVS, MATH, PHYS). Students who fail to earn a C- in any coursework required for their major should promptly schedule a meeting with their advisor.

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