Dear Prospective Student:
Thank you for your interest in the Clinical Laboratory Science Program at Howard University. The Clinical Laboratory Science profession is an exciting and rewarding health career. A degree in Clinical Laboratory Science prepares graduates for employment opportunities in clinical, veterinary, and forensic laboratories; biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries; management, marketing, and biomedical sales. Clinical Laboratory Science is also an excellent alternative to degrees in biology and chemistry for those students who plan to pursue post-graduate studies in Medicine, Dentistry, Biomedical Sciences or Public Health.
The program at Howard University is a fully accredited (NAACLS) four year BS degree program. The curriculum includes science and general education courses in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, English, and the Social /Behavioral Sciences taken at the freshman and sophomore level. These courses can be also transferred from accredited universities or community colleges.
Specialized Clinical Laboratory Science courses taken during the program are taught by experienced nationally certified faculty. In the final year of the program, students complete their clinical practicums at accredited clinical laboratories in the Washington, DC – Metropolitan area. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for national certification examinations.