Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Through multiple levels of education, from undergraduate through doctoral, clinical laboratory science students become an integral part of healthcare team by performing, managing and interpreting laboratory tests. Bachelor of Science graduates find employment in clinical and research laboratories, Master of Science graduates obtain research, teaching and managerial positions in academia, clinical laboratories and in industry and Doctoral graduates provide a critical interface across the healthcare system needed to assure improved patient outcomes and cost effective patient care through consultative services.

Program Outcomes

The following table lists statistics for Board of Certification Pass Rates, Graduation Rates and Job Placement Rates for the Clinical Laboratory Science program.

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YearBOC Pass Rates*Graduation RatesAttrition RatesJob Placement Rates

* One-year pass rate

Fast Facts

  • The UTMB CLS program was the first academically-based program in Texas and the Southwestern U.S.
  • Our program was first "approved" by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Registry in 1937.
  • The program received the maximum allowed NAACLS accreditation of 10 years in 2017.
  • UTMB Pathologists’ Assistant program was accredited by NAACLS in 2022.
  • In 2016, the UTMB Department of Clinical Laboratory Science implemented the first Doctorate in Clinical Laboratory Science (DCLS) program in Texas and is accredited by NAACLS.

UTMB CLS 3+2 program student first to complete minor in Clinical Laboratory Sciences (CLS) at Texas A&M-Galveston

May 21, 2021, 19:03 PM by Andréa Bolt - Texas A&M-Galveston

On Saturday May 15, 2021, Texas A&M University at Galveston handed off its first undergraduate student to the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). Chris Prevost ‘21 co-enrolled in both institutions during his senior year and was the first student to complete a minor in Clinical Laboratory Sciences (CLS).

The new academic partnership program marries the Texas A&M-Galveston Bachelor of Science in University Studies with a Concentration in Oceans and One Health with the UTMB Master of Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

During Saturday’s commencement ceremony Prevost will receive his bachelor’s degree including the minor in CLS, chemistry, and having already completed more than twenty credit hours of graduate work applied to the master in CLS. Post commencement, he will continue as a full-time CLS graduate student at UTMB.

Read More: Under the Microscope: Chris Prevost '21

Chris Prevost and his mentor smile for the camera after conducting an experiment.

Photo Credit: Texas A&M-Galveston

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