Clinical Laboratory Science – Program Features
Project Based Learning
Students in Maryville’s clinical lab science program graduate with a bachelor’s degree in science in four years, and a concentration in CLS after an internship in the fifth year. Maryville is affiliated with St. John’s Mercy Hospital School of Clinical Lab Science and entry into the internship is highly competitive. Once you complete the program, you will be eligible to take a CLS/MT certification exam.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates employment of clinical laboratory scientists in the U.S. will grow 30 percent over the next decade, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University's partners is long, impressive, and ever expanding: Rawlings, Mercy, St. Louis Public Schools, Parkway School District, Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, RGA, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Maritz, just to name a few.
Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.