About the Program
By specializing in laboratory science, you will learn to operate sophisticated instruments and use biochemical, microscopic, molecular, and immunological techniques to analyze medical specimens. This course of study will teach you to examine the presence, extent, or absence of various diseases, as well as the effectiveness of treatment.
Students majoring in Clinical Laboratory Sciences with a concentration in Medical Laboratory Science complete 90 credits as prescribed by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), followed by a 15-month internship at the Rutgers School of Health Professions (Rutgers-SHP).
- Organic Chemistry
- Physiology with Anatomy I
- Clinical Internship
After completing their national certification exam, graduates can find employment in areas including hospitals, independent laboratories, clinics, public health facilities, and industries such as pharmaceuticals, molecular diagnostics, and molecular biotechnology firms. Graduates may also enter M.S. or Ph.D. programs in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, pursue advanced degrees in fields such as biotechnology or public health, or enroll in medical or other health professions school.
MLS and CLS students pay reduced tuition during their hospital internships and have an outstanding record of post-graduation job placements with employers such as: Quest Diagnostics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Monmouth Medical Center, Hackensack University Hospital, Kimball Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Overlook Hospital, NY Presbyterian Healthcare System, and Capital Health Hospitals.
Undergraduate Research & Internships
Clinical Laboratory Sciences students will participate in clinical internships in their senior year, during which they are offered a greatly reduced tuition rate. Internships are held at the Rutgers School of Health Professions. Students rotate through hospital departments, gaining practical experience in current state-of-the-art tests and procedures of chemistry, hematology, immunology, and microbiology.