As one of the most highly trained lab workers, a clinical lab scientist is often called upon to lead and supervise other lab personnel. Earning a degree in CLS will help you get ahead in a high-demand field, and will provide you with other options, like conducting research or attending medical school.
About the Clinical Laboratory Science Program
Maryville offers two CLS tracks: a traditional four-year program where you earn a BS in CLS, and an extended five-year program where you can double major in CLS and biology.
Our Accredited Internship Program
To become a clinical laboratory scientist/medical technologist, a student must complete a 12-month internship in an accredited hospital. Maryville University is affiliated with St. John’s Mercy Medical Center School of Clinical Lab Science. Entry into the internship is highly competitive.
A Growing Need
Essentially, a clinical laboratory scientist is a medical detective – a fundamental part of medical teams. Using molecular, microbiological and hematological procedures, a CLS provides indispensible information to help doctors diagnose and treat patients.