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 cytotechnology, medical technology or toxicology awarded jointly by Fairleigh Dickinson University and the Rutgers School of Health Related Professions (Rutgers-SHRP). 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-SHRP 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.
Cytotechnologists use microscopic, histocytochemical and molecular techniques to examine cells from all body sources collected by swab or fine needle biopsy. They work closely with cytopathologists to analyze microscopic cellular changes to determine the presence of cancerous, infectious or benign diseases. The cytotechnology professional studies consist of a 12-month curriculum at Rutgers-SHRP.
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.
Medical Technology Concentration
A medical technology concentration is offered. For additional information contact the biological and allied health sciences department.
Professor Sara Reynolds
Director of Allied Health Programs
Department of Biological & Allied Health Sciences
285 Madison Ave. - M-SB1-01
Madison, NJ 07940