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Clinical Laboratory Science: Cytotechnology Option, BS

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The major is administered by the area of Clinical Laboratory Science  in the School of Health Sciences and Wellness .



The United States Department of Education requires institutions that provide distance education to disclose information for programs leading to professional certification or licensure about whether each program meets state educational requirements for initial licensure or certification. Following is this disclosure information for this program:

The requirements of this program meet Certification/Licensure in the following states:

Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Washington, Wisconsin

The requirements of this program do not meet Certification/Licensure in the following states:

Not applicable

The requirements of this program have not been determined if they meet Certification/Licensure in the following states:

Alaska, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming; District of Columbia; American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of CLS program, you will be proficient in the following entry level learning outcomes:

  1. Achieve scores of 60% or greater on the Pre-Clinical Competency Examination
  2. Complete a minimum of 800 hours of supervised clinical practicum with scores of 70% or higher on the final evaluation forms in each discipline, prior to graduation
  3. Achieve a grade of a C or better in your Capstone course, CLS 499  Advanced Clinical Studies
  4. Achieve scores at 70% or greater on the Comprehensive Examination administered at the end of the Clinical Practicum
  5. Achieve scores at levels equal or greater than the national average on the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) National Board of Certification (BOC) Examination

Includes the academic program (98-103 on-campus credits) and the clinical practicum (26 off-campus credits).

Note: Required courses marked ** below have Math prerequisites. Depending on your placement score, additional courses may be required.

Cytotechnology Option

Biology, 11-16 credits


If you are planning graduate work or other professional programs, take:

Apply to the appropriate professional program

Acceptance is based on academic credentials, interviews, and available clinical sites. You are eligible to apply for an appropriate clinical practicum after you are formally accepted into the professional program.

Cytotechnology clinical practicum

Take 26 credits in an affiliated clinical laboratory. Please note that meeting or exceeding the requirements for eligibility to apply for the clinical practicum does not guarantee placement.

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