Associate in Science

Liberal Arts (Clinical Laboratory Science Transfer)


Contact Information 

Shannon King, department chair
Haverty Hall 223

Delivery Methods 

Face-to-Face: Wahpeton
Online: Some Classes

Clinical laboratory scientists are laboratory professionals who apply scientific skills and knowledge to a variety of complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Clinical Laboratory Science has increased in scope and importance in recent years. Although they are trained in all areas of laboratory work, they often specialize in an area such as blood banking, hematology, microbiology, urinalysis or nuclear medicine technology.

Preparation for a career in Clinical Laboratory Science involves three years of academic study in an undergraduate program and one year of clinical study in a professional program. Academic work will include chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, microbiology, zoology, English, physics, anatomy/physiology, statistics, psychology, social sciences, speech, mathematics, and humanities.

Students entering the Clinical Laboratory Science transfer curriculum plan who do not have the proper prerequisites may need additional preparatory classes. The Mathematics and Science Department highly recommends the completion of sequential series of courses.

The Clinical Laboratory Science transfer curriculum plan provides preparation for the professional curriculum and meets the Liberal Arts Program Purposes listed in the NDSCS Catalog.

In addition to this plan, other programs a student may transfer into are biology, microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry, environmental science, wildlife biology, agriculture, natural science, and conservation.

Admission Requirements

The applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent. Helpful courses to prepare for this program are biology, computer science, chemistry, zoology, mathematics, physics and English. Courses that develop reading and communications skills also are recommended. Applicants may be required to complete a basic skills evaluation during the admissions process.


Upon successful completion of the required courses, students will be awarded an Associate in Science degree in Liberal Arts.

Required Courses

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This curriculum meets the North Dakota University System general education requirements as indicated in the NDSCS Catalog under the heading: NDUS General Education Transfer Agreement.

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