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 email@example.com.
For further information about these programs, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions website: http://www.ncas.rutgers.edu/frequently-asked-questions-clinical-laboratory-sciences.
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.