What will I learn?

Gain the skills you need to conduct research and use clinical trials to improve overall human health. A Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science from National University gives you the education needed for this role with the ability to complete your degree online or on campus. You’ll learn to develop methods, instruments, and procedures for medical applications and data analysis, and to prepare and analyze medical samples.

The program includes the academic prerequisites for a California Department of Health trainee application to the Laboratory Field Services Branch of the California Department of Health for a trainee License. Once students graduate they must successfully complete a 52 week CLS training program on their own prior to applying for the exam for licensure as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Assess clinical laboratory practice and procedure by applying the knowledge of technical skills and theory obtained.
  • Identify problems in the clinical laboratory and establish a course of action to correct them.
  • Distinguish among laboratory methods which use advanced analytical, immunological, microbiological, hematological, and molecular techniques.
  • Evaluate laboratory procedure theory, methodology, and results.
  • Utilize critical thinking skills in Clinical Laboratory situations.
  • Produce written work of the standards required by employers in the industry or post graduate programs.

Which department am I in?

College of Professional Studies

Study options

Full Time (At least 180 quarter units)

Tuition fees
US$13,320.00 per year
USD $1,665 per 4.5 Quarter Unit; USD $370 per Quarter Unit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Every month

Venue

College of Letters and Sciences

11255 North Torrey Pines Road,

LA JOLLA,

California,

92037, United States

Online/Distance (At least 180 quarter units)

Tuition fees
US$13,320.00 per year
USD $1,665 per 4.5 Quarter Unit; USD $370 per Quarter Unit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Every month

Entry requirements

For international students

Successful completion of year 12 or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 2.0. ACT/ SAT recommended.

TOEFL score - 70 (IBT); IELTS score - 5.5, with no band lower than a 5; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTEA) – 50; International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP) – 5; Certificate of Proficiency in English with a C grade or higher; Certificate of Advanced English with a C grade or higher.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About this uni

Degrees are WSCUC accredited, and graduates join a global network of over 150,000 talented alumni who are making a positive impact on the world.

  • Campuses in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Jose
  • Average student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1
  • Concentrated learning model, one-course-per-month
  • International and domestic students pay the same tuition rate