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    Dec 05, 2022  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Clinical Laboratory Science Major, BS

Students who complete the clinical laboratory science curriculum receive the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in clinical laboratory science from the College of Arts and Sciences. The curriculum requires a minimum of 90 hours of credit which includes the Basic Skills and Distribution requirements of the college and the University General Education Requirement prior to application for admission to a final year of study at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville (UTMCK). After the course of study is completed, UTMCK awards the student a Certificate of Laboratory Training. Students are then eligible for examination by the Board of Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists or the National Credentialing Agency to earn certification as clinical laboratory scientists or medical technologists. Admission to the clinical year is at the discretion of the admissions committee of the clinical laboratory science program at the UT Medical Center. Admission to and successful completion of the program below does not assure admission to the clinical phase of the clinical laboratory science program.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science • Clinical Laboratory Science Major

First Year Hours Credit
ENGL 101 *-ENGL 102 * 6
1BIOL 130 * 4
BIOL 140 * 4
CHEM 120 *-CHEM 130 * 8
2Foreign Language – Intermediate Level* 6
3Mathematics* 6
Second Year  
CHEM 350  3
BCMB 230  5
BIOL 240  4
MICR 310 -MICR 319  5
Arts and Humanities Elective * (one course from List A or B) 3
Non-US History* 6
Communicating through Writing Elective  (WC)* 3
Communicating Orally Elective  (OC)*  3
Third Year  
CHEM 360 , CHEM 369  5
MICR 420 , MICR 429  5
MICR 430  3
4Social Sciences Electives * 6
Arts and Humanities Elective * (one course from List A, B, or C) 3
Upper-Level Distribution (one course from List A and one course from List B) 6
5Elective 0-3
Fourth Year  
Complete the 12-month Clinical Laboratory Science program of study at the UT Medical Center in Knoxville by successfully completing the following 36 hours of course work.
CLS 410 - Microbiology I   4
CLS 411 - Microbiology II  4
CLS 420 - Clinical Chemistry I   5
CLS 421 - Clinical Chemistry II  5
CLS 430 - Hematology and Clinical Microscopy I   4
CLS 431 - Hematology and Clinical Microscopy II  4
CLS 440 - Immunohematology I   3
CLS 441 - Immunohematology II  3
CLS 450 - Clinical Serology and Immunology   2
CLS 470 - Orientation and Basic Techniques  1
CLS 480 - Principles of Supervision and Education in Medicine   1
  Total 120 (minimum)
* Meets University General Education Requirement .
1 Students who have previously completed BIOL 101 * and BIOL 102 * for their lab science requirement may substitute these two courses for BIOL 130 *.
2 This plan assumes a student has had enough language background in high school to begin the intermediate language sequence at UTK.
3 MATH 115 *-MATH 125 *, MATH 123 *-MATH 125 *, MATH 151 *-MATH 152 *, or MATH 141 *-MATH 142 * are required for pre-clinical laboratory science students. Math placement depends on high school courses and grades, ACT scores, and BA/BS requirements.
4 BS students must complete a minimum of 2 courses from the University General Education Requirement – Social Sciences . The courses must be from two departments.
5 CLAS 273  is a highly recommended elective. One year of U.S. history must have been completed in high school or college prior to graduation from the clinical laboratory science program.