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2012-2013 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Biology, B.S., with a Concentration in Clinical Laboratory Science


A concentration in Clinical Laboratory Science may be obtained through a five year program at Maryville. In the fifth year, the student gains practical experience through a 12-month internship in an accredited CLS/MT hospital-based program. Internship placements are available on a competitive basis and cannot be guaranteed by the university.

Upon successful completion of the hospital-based CLS/MT program, and after earning the degree in Biology with the Concentration in Clinical Laboratory Science, students may sit for an examination to become certified clinical laboratory scientists/medical technologists. The five year program provides students with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a Concentration in CLS. Through the required courses, an emphasis in Molecular Biology is also earned. The inclusion of a 12-month internship allows hands-on, practical experience in the student’s chosen profession. For entrance requirements, see Special Admissions Requirements. No minor is required.

General Education Requirements:


  • One course in art, music, performance, or aesthetics
  • One additional course in English or in a foreign language
  • One elective chosen from English, the arts, aesthetics, foreign language, humanities, philosophy, or religion
  • One course in American history or government
  • Two additional courses chosen from economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology
  • Two courses approved by the adviser and selected from disciplines within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Five-Year Program (Biology):


Please Note:


Because upper-division biology courses may not be offered every year, it is essential that students speak with their adviser in planning their curriculum for either the four- or the five-year program.