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Clinical Laboratory Science

The Clinical Laboratory Science major focuses on preparing students for national certification as a clinical laboratory scientist. Students complete three years of required curriculum at Baylor before beginning a 12-month clinical training process. Students may complete the hands-on training at any university or hospital School of Clinical Laboratory Science with an approved curriculum. Available courses include:

  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Biology
  • General Physics

Clinical laboratory scientists are highly skilled professionals who perform tests to analyze blood, urine, and other body fluids to help the physician prevent, detect and treat disease and to monitor therapy. Most are employed by hospital or clinic laboratories, but others use their knowledge and skills in research, industry, physician's offices, sales, public health, computer operations, veterinary clinics, education, laboratory management and even as self-employed consultants.

Baylor University offers several Living-Learning Centers, which are housing opportunities designed to place students of common interests together in living and learning environments. Baylor offers a Science & Health Living-Learning Center where students with common interest in pursuing a career in medicine and the sciences will be able to collaborate with each other as well as science faculty and medical researchers.

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