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Pictured | Ian C. Clift, Ph.D. | Mayo Graduate School, 2014 | Program Director of Clinical Laboratory Science; and Clinical Assistant Professor of Laboratory Science

Division of Clinical Laboratory Science

Ian C. Clift, Ph.D. | Program Director
Riverside 151 | (574) 520-4187


  • Program Director | Clift
  • Clinical Assistant Professors | Spinda

About the Division of Clinical Laboratory Science

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Clinical Laboratory Science, is Indiana University South Bend’s answer to the Medical Laboratory Science needs of the Michiana Region. Providing entry-level preparation for work in the clinical laboratory performing procedures on patient-derived biological specimens. Clinical laboratory personnel are categorized according to specialty areas: blood banking, chemistry, cytology, immunology, hematology, histology, microbiology, and phlebotomy. Students participating in this program will train in the newly renovated Dwyer Hall laboratory science facility and work with clinical experts at various clinical laboratory affiliate organizations.

This program was designed in accordance with the accreditation standards as promulgated by the National Accrediting Agency for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), the American Society for Clinical Pathology, and the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science. This program serves new incoming students to the campus, transfer students, and students with an earned associate degree. Students majoring in Clinical Laboratory Science will have the opportunity to prepare for entry and mid-level positions in clinical labs associated with health care organizations such as hospitals, blood banks, or private or public medical offices with on-site labs. Admission requirements to the pre-CLS program are the same as standard admission requirements to the Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences. However, due to the maximum number of students admitted into this program and its clinical status, a separate admission process will be required to enter the clinical aspects of this program; similar to other professional programs in the Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences. Please see the Clinical Laboratory Sciences web page for access to further information.

Program Goals

At the completion of the clinical laboratory science program, students will be able to:

  • Synthesize the fundamental biological sciences necessary for integration into clinical laboratory diagnostics
  • Have entry-level professional  knowledge in the most common areas of the clinical lab, including Hematology, Clinical Chemistry, Urinalyses, Clinical Microbiology, and Blood banking
  • Understand the professional, ethical, and practical responsibilities of laboratorians in the interdisciplinary health care team
  • Be prepared to sit for the national certification exam offered through the ASCP BOC.

Undergraduate Degree Offered

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2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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