Laboratory Sciences Major BSCLS
Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences
Completion of this program will result in a BS in Clinical Laboratory Sciences with a concentration in laboratory science awarded jointly by Fairleigh Dickinson University and the Rutgers School of Health Professions (Rutgers-SHP). Students will complete 96 credits during their first three years at Fairleigh Dickinson University. They then must apply for acceptance to the professional component at Rutgers-SHRP.
Admission to the clinical courses at Rutgers-SHP requires a separate application, usually in the junior year. Consult the allied health adviser for application details and time lines. Admissions decisions for the clinical program are made in accordance with criteria, policies and procedures established by a joint Committee on Admissions, and Academic Status for the degree program and cannot be guaranteed by FDU. Students admitted to the clinical program must maintain a minimum grade point ratio of 3.0 in their remaining prerequisite courses at FDU subsequent to admission.
Laboratory Science Concentration
Medical laboratory scientists use sophisticated instruments and biochemical, microscopic, molecular and immunological techniques to analyze medical specimens. They provide essential information to physicians about the presence, extent or absence of disease, as well as the effectiveness of treatment. They also apply their biomedical expertise in many areas such as cancer research, stem cell and organ transplantation and infections and genetic disease testing.
This exciting career is in high demand across the nation, allowing the Rutgers SHP graduates to boast an impressive 100% job placement rate, with starting salaries as high as $50,000-$60,000.
BSCLS, Medical Laboratory Science Concentration
Medical Laboratory Scientists use sophisticated instruments and biochemical, microscopic, molecular and immunological techniques to analyze medical specimens. They provide essential information to physicians about the presence, extent or absence of disease, as well as the effectiveness of treatment. They also apply their biomedical expertise in many areas such as cancer research, stem cell and organ transplantation and infections and genetic-disease testing.
Students in this major are required to receive a "C" or better in all science courses and maintain an overall 3.0 GPA or higher to be considered for the Rutgers SHP clinical training program.
Following acceptance to the Sonography program, students will require access to transportation while completing both classwork and clinical training at a variety of clinical sites over a period of 15 months beginning in the Fall of senior year. Tuition and financial aid are available through Rutgers.
- BIOL1110 Medical and Pathological Terminology
- BIOL1201 Biological Sciences I: Biological Diversity
BIOL1203 Biological Sciences I: Lab
- BIOL1202 Biological Sciences II: Introduction to Molecules, Cells & Genes
BIOL1204 Biological Sciences II: Lab
- BIOL1205 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL1207 Anatomy and Physiology I: Lab
- BIOL1206 Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL1208 Anatomy and Physiology II: Lab
- BIOL2003 Cell Biology
BIOL2004 Cell Biology: Lab
- BIOL3009 Microbiology
BIOL3019 Microbiology: Lab
- BIOL3332 Immunology
BIOL3333 Immunology: Lab
- PHIL3303 Biomedical Ethics
- CHEM1201 General Chemistry I
CHEM1203 General Chemistry I: Lab
- CHEM1202 General Chemistry II
CHEM1204 General Chemistry II: Lab
- CHEM2261 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM2263 Organic Chemistry I: Lab
- CHEM2262 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM2264 Organic Chemistry II: Lab
- CHEM3281 Biochemistry I
CHEM3282 Biochemistry I Lab
For additional information about the subsequent clinical training program, please refer to the Rutgers School of Health Professions website: http://shp.rutgers.edu/dept/CLS/MLS/program.html
To learn more about the clinical training portion of this program, including the admissions requirements, please visit the Rutgers School of Health Professions webpage: http://shp.rutgers.edu/dept/CLS/MLS/program.html
Students who receive their certification in Medical Laboratory Science have additional career opportunities including, but not limited to:
- Applying for medical school
- Continuing on to Master degrees in Clinical Lab Sciences or Cytotechnology (cancer screening)
- Continuing on to a Ph.D. in Cytotechnology