Clinical Laboratory Science BS

The Bachelor of Science in CLS degree prepares students to function as clinical laboratory scientists in a wide variety of settings including hospital laboratories, clinics, research labs, physician office laboratories, public health laboratories and reference labs. The requirements the first 3 years include courses in biology, chemistry, math, social sciences, and humanities. The senior year includes advanced study in the CLS disciplines along with clinical practice in the clinical facilities.

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Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Possess a broad understanding of science and its in-depth applications, techniques, principles, and instruments used to their specific option within the clinical laboratory sciences major.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills
  • Practice the skills necessary to analyze and interpret test results through knowledge of physiological and pathological conditions that affect testing.
CLS Goals


The goals of Clinical Laboratory Science at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi include:

  1. providing the student with a solid foundation of knowledge to build upon through added experience. This foundation should include:
    1. an in-depth knowledge of techniques, principles, instruments, and their inter-relationships in the clinical laboratory at hospitals as well as in a variety of other settings.
    2. the ability to recognize the interdependency of clinical laboratory tests and interpret the validity of the tests through knowledge of the physiological and pathological conditions which affect the tests.
    3. a sense of pride in the quality of work and in the contribution toward quality patient care.
    4. a continuing interest in expanding their knowledge and in professional advancement.
    5. a basic understanding of leadership skills and techniques as applied to the clinical laboratory.
    6. the educational background necessary to provide the flexibility to adapt to an evolving profession and to accept the challenge of new opportunities.
  2. supporting and encouraging intellectual growth of the faculty through applied research and continued education.
  3. developing innovative programs, curricula and teaching methods to meet the needs of the diverse student population and the changing profession.
  4. providing information, expertise and service to the community.