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Option Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
General Science - College of Science

Claire Colvin, Chief Advisor

Clinical laboratory scientists (also known as medical laboratory scientists or medical technologists) perform routine and highly specialized diagnostic procedures in clinical laboratories. They must be certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or the National Certification Agency (NCA). Certification requires 12 to 15 months of training at an accredited professional school of clinical laboratory science. Oregon currently has one such school jointly administered by the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT); Washington and California have several; and other schools are located throughout the U.S. Most clinical laboratory science schools require a bachelor of science degree for admission to their educational program; however, some schools (notably OHSU/OIT) accept students who have had three years of appropriate college work.

The curriculum in the OSU Pre-Clinical Laboratory science program was developed in cooperation with nearby clinical laboratory science schools, and OSU students have shown a high success rate in these schools. Most pre-clinical laboratory science students complete the BS degree in a field closely related to clinical laboratory science, such as microbiology, biochemistry, biology, zoology, or general science and then attend clinical laboratory science school (4+1 program).

First Year (45)

BI 211, BI 212, BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)
CH 121, CH 122, CH 123. General Chemistry (5,5,5)
   or CH 231, CH 232, CH 233. *General Chemistry (4,4,4)
        and CH 261, CH 262, CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231, 232, 233 (1,1,1)
HHS 231. *Lifetime Fitness for Health (2)
HHS 241–HHS 248. *Lifetime Fitness: (various activities) (1)
   or any PAC course (1–2)
MB 110. Orientation to Microbiology (1)
MTH 111. *College Algebra (4)
MTH 112. *Elementary Functions (4)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)
Speech (3)

Sophomore Year (45)

BI 314. Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
CH 331, CH 332, CH 337. Organic Chemistry and Lab (4,4,4)
MB 302, MB 303. General Microbiology and Lab (3,2)
PHAR 210. Terminology of the Health Sciences (2)

Take 4 credits of Statistics:
ST 201. Principles of Statistics (4) 
   or ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)

Writing II (3)
Baccalaureate core courses (12)
Electives (3)

Junior Year (45)

BB 450, BB 451. General Biochemistry (4,3)
MB 310. Bacterial Molecular Genetics (3)
MB 311. ^Molecular Microbiology Lab (3)
MB 416. Immunology (3)
PH 201, PH 202, PH 203. *General Physics (5,5,5)
Contemporary Global Issues (3)
Science, Technology, and Society (3)
Electives (8)

Senior Year (45)

Completion of a one-year clinical laboratory science program
   or Z 331, Z 332, Z 333. Human Anatomy and Physiology (3,3,3)
   and Z 341, Z 342, Z 343. Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab (2,2,2)
Plus additional electives to total 60 upper-division credits.
Electives (30)


Option Code: 576

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