Clinical Laboratory Science

The Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Laboratory Science prepares students for work in the clinical laboratory setting including hematology, immunology, microbiology, chemistry, phlebotomy, molecular diagnostics and blood banking.

The program is open to students entering as freshmen and those who already have a degree in chemistry, biology or similar discipline. Those with a previous degree can apply for entry as a junior.

Traditional Track and Degree Completion Track

The U.S. is experiencing a shortage of clinical lab scientists who are the third largest group of healthcare professionals in the country, behind doctors and nurses. Clinical lab scientists are employed in hospitals, clinics, physician offices, government agencies, research laboratories, and other health related facilities. With average starting pay of approximately $55,000 a year and practically guaranteed employment throughout most of the United States, a career in laboratory science can begin with the Clinical Laboratory Science degree at IU South Bend.

Students who complete this program will be eligible to sit for board examination through the ASCP BOC as an entry level Medical Laboratory Scientist. Students will be taught methodologies and competencies necessary for working in many areas in the clinical lab field. In this program, students will receive in class instruction on campus, and hands-on training at our new state-of-the-field teaching laboratory and other regional laboratory agencies, including the South Bend Medical Foundation.

Don’t wait. We have extended our deadline for admission for the Fall 2017 term and are currently accepting applications over the summer. Programs such as this are highly competitive and will reach full capacity within the first few years. Now is your chance to get in on an exciting opportunity to build skills in a high demand field. For more information, please complete the following form.