Clinical Laboratory Science Certificate

Parent Entity: 
Science and Mathematics, College of » Biological Sciences
Program Type: 
Undergraduate Certificate
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Clinical Laboratory Science Clinical Year Program

The College of Science and Mathematics offers a comprehensive Clinical Laboratory Science Clinical Year Program that provides participating students with the academic preparation and clinical skills needed to be a qualified practitioner. The curriculum begins in Summer Term and includes lecture/laboratory courses on campus, followed by supervised clinical rotations in affiliated clinical facilities including:  The Atrium Medical Center, Children's Medical Center (Dayton and Cincinnati), CompuNet Clinical Laboratory, Grandview Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital and Health Center, Reid Hospital, Miami Valley Hospital, McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital, Kettering Medical Center, Clinton memorial Hospital, Springfield Regional Hospital, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Community Blood Center, and Greene Memorial Hospital.

Prerequisites, Application, and Admission

Requirements for admission to the clinical year program are set by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), Wright State Undergraduate Curriculum and Academic Policy Committee (UCAPC), and the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program. Applicants to the program may either be completing requirements for a bachelor's degree in Clinical Lab Science or a related natural science, or already have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university including courses in biological sciences, chemistry and math, and will receive a certificate of completion once the candidate has successfully completed the program.  Applicants intending to complete the bachelor's degree in Clinical Laboratory Science at Wright State University must pass all science and math classes with at least a C and successfully complete the clinical year.  All applicants must have an overall GPA of 2.7.

Eligible applicants from nonaffiliated universities will be considered. These applicants must also meet NAACLS and Program requirements before they can enter the program.

Applicants with a foreign baccalaureate degree must meet NAACLS, American Society of Clinical Pathology, and Program criteria before they enter the clinical year program. A transcript evaluation is required.

Admission to Wright State University or the Department of Biological Sciences does not automatically guarantee admission into the Medical Laboratory Science program.

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