BSAST Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology (BSAST) degree in Clinical Laboratory Science is limited to certified medical laboratory technologists possessing a required ASCP or AMT; MLT or MT; or NCA: CLS or CLT. Students must present a copy of the original certificate and current renewal card. Students whose medical laboratory technology training was not completed in a college credit setting may earn credits through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). The BSAST degree in Clinical Laboratory Science is a 120-credit program.

Subject/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • Information Literacy
B. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
  • Ethics
  • Civic Engagement
C. Knowledge of Human Cultures 9
D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 8
E. Mathematics 3
F. General Education Electives 16
II. Area of Study: Clinical Laboratory Science 45
A. Anatomy and Physiology 6
B. Organic and/or Biochemistry 6
C. Microbiology
  • General Microbiology
  • Diagnostic Microbiology
  • Virology/Parasitology/Mycology
  • Advanced Clinical Microbiology
D. Hematology 6
E. Immunohematology/Serology
  • Immunology
  • Blood Banking
F. Clinical Chemistry 6
G. Clinical Laboratory Electives
  • Microtechnique or History
  • Cytology
  • Diagnostic or Clinical Microscopy
  • Laboratory Quality Control
  • Laboratory Administration
  • Pathology
  • Epidemiology
  • Urinalysis
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Healthcare Delivery
H. AST: Current Trends and Applications 3
III. Electives 15
Total 120
Degree Requirements Credits
The following courses are required for the BSAST Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science and can be fulfilled in either the General Education or Electives sections of the degree chart. 23
  • Technical Writing
  • Computer Concepts (CIS-107) or above
  • Statistics
  • College Algebra
  • Higher Level Math above College Algebra
  • Chemistry I with Lab
  • Chemistry II with Lab
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Area of Study: Students whose medical laboratory technology training was not completed in a college credit setting should have no difficulty earning credits by Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) for their areas of study, assuming current or recent employment using a variety of laboratory methods.

Note: Courses listed in the Area of Study are offered as a guide. Other courses may also be considered appropriate for the program. The inclusion of similar courses must be reviewed by the Evaluation team. Students must submit their program plan for review to ensure that course selection is appropriate for the degree.

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