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Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program

The Clinical Laboratory Sciences (CLS) program at EMU prepares students to be successful in a branch of medicine concerned with the performance of laboratory analyses used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.  The major in clinical laboratory sciences follows an interdisciplinary format comprised of lecture and laboratory courses in clinical laboratory sciences, biology and chemistry.  Four of the five concentrations require a 6 to 12 month clinical practicum in an affiliated hospital during the senior year.


The CLS Program at EMU offers five concentrations, each leading to a Bachelor of  Science degree. 

  • Medical Laboratory Science  is the study of blood and body fluids including analyses in the following areas: hematology, immunohematology, chemistry, immunology, microbiology and molecular diagnostics.  Clinical practicum and certification exam required.
  • Cytogenetics is the study of the relationship between human disease, heredity and chromosome alterations.  Clinical practicum and certification exam required.
  • Histotechnology is the study of tissue preparation and staining techniques for the diagnosis of disease processes in body specimens.  Clinical practicum and certification exam required.
  • Clinical Lab Studies (pre-professional) is the study of  medical laboratory science and advanced biology, chemistry and physics.  This concentration prepares the student for further studies in medicine(MD,DO,PA) dentistry, veterinary science, or pursue an advanced degree (M.S., Ph.D.).  No clinical practicum or certification exam required.
  • Clinical Research Administration is the study of the Drug Development Process, Good Clinical Practices (GCP), Federal Regulations and Guidelines (U.S. and international), Clinical Research Protocol development, implementation and monitoring.  Students may apply for a clinical practicum, but  no certification exam is required.  Upon graduation students have earned a B.S. in clinical lab sciences and a graduate certificate in good clinical practices.


Program Statistics:

The five year average for the American Society of Clinical Pathologist BOC exam pass rate is a 90%. The 5 year graduation rate and placement rate  is 100%. 


The Clinical Laboratory Science program is accredited by:

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL  60018-5119

Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program

Lynne Shetron-Rama, Director
313 Marshall Building
Phone: 734.487.2381
Fax: 734.487.4095


Teresa Mortier - Assistant Professor



Marian Cabaj - Medical Laboratory Sciences Clinical Coordinator

Contact Us: School of Health Sciences | 313 Everett L. Marshall Building | Ypsilanti, MI 48197 | Tel.: 734.487.4096 | Fax: 734.487.4095

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