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  Newark Undergraduate Catalog 2016–2018 Liberal Arts Colleges Academic Programs and Courses Clinical Laboratory Sciences 191  

Clinical Laboratory Sciences 191

Coordinator: Douglas W. Morrison, 973-353-1268

A major in clinical laboratory sciences (CLS) leading to the bachelor of science degree is offered jointly by the Department of Biological Sciences at Rutgers University–Newark and the Rutgers School of Health Professions (SHP). The major is offered at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences (NCAS). Students graduating with degrees in CLS become members of health care teams contributing to the diagnosis and treatment of disease. CLS majors are readily employed in a variety of health care, industrial, governmental, and educational settings and also may elect graduate programs in a number of specializations, such as basic and applied science, medical school, and dental school.

Clinical laboratory science majors take three years of coursework at Rutgers-Newark. They must apply to the senior clinical year at SHP through a separate admissions process. Admission requirements for the senior clinical year include a cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 and grades of C or better in all prerequisite core science courses taken at Rutgers-Newark. Once admitted, students register for their senior clinical year at SHP specializing in either cytotechnology or medical laboratory science. For more information about the joint program, contact the faculty adviser for clinical laboratory sciences at Rutgers-Newark, Douglas W. Morrison, at 973-353-1268 or

For further information about these programs, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions website:

Course requirements to be taken at NCAS and at SHP for the two options are as follows:

Core NCAS courses required of all CLS majors (49 credits)

  28:120:200  Concept of Biology (4)

  21:120:201  Foundations of Biology: Cell and Molecular Biology (3) and
  21:120:202  Foundations of Biology Laboratory (1)

  28:120:205  Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution (3) and
  28:120:206  Foundations of Biology Laboratory (1)

  21:120:335  General Microbiology (4)

  21:120:340  Mammalian Physiology (4)
  21:120:350  Immunology (3)

  21:120:355  Cell Biology (3)

  21:160:113-114  General Chemistry Laboratory (1,1)

  21:160:115-116  General Chemistry (4,4)

  21:160:331  Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2)

  21:160:335-336  Organic Chemistry (4,4)

  21:640:114  Precalculus (3) or 21:640:135  Calculus I

  21:640:211  Statistics I (3)

Writing Intensive Courses: Rutgers-Newark College of Arts and Sciences (NCAS) requires two writing intensive (WI) courses, one of which must be taken within the major department. Since the Clinical Laboratory Sciences major is administered by the Department of Biological Sciences, you must attempt to register for a writing intensive course from among the biology department's offerings. If you are unable to register for one of these courses, please see Dr. Morrison for permission to substitute a WI course from another department. You must complete the WI requirements and all other general education requirements before you transfer to the Rutgers School of Health Professions.

For additional information, contact RU-info at 732-445-info (4636) or
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