Clinical Laboratory Science



The clinical laboratory science (CLS) program at UW-Stevens Point is among the largest in the state and one of only three in the state with national accreditation. As such, our program quality is on par with the best in the nation, and we can choose clinical sites for you without being restricted to the few Wisconsin hospitals with their own accreditation. In addition, our students have a 95 percent pass rate on the required national exam compared to 70 percent nationally. Three options are offered in UW-Stevens Point’s clinical laboratory science program: As a clinical lab science major, you’ll learn and work in state-of-the-art lab settings on campus where practical experiences are provided in a dedicated laboratory with an adjacent resource room. An additional instrumentation laboratory enhances your preclinical exposure to a variety of test procedures, preparing you for your final clinical placement in a hospital laboratory.

Explore Career Opportunities in Clinical Laboratory Science

Clinical laboratory science professionals integrate biology, chemistry and medicine to provide the information necessary to maintain proper health and diagnose, monitor and treat diseases. Career options available at hospitals, clinics, public health laboratories, epidemiology, research, industry or forensic science include:
  • cytotechnologist
  • histotechnologist
  • medical technologist
  • clinical laboratory manager
  • clinical/medical lab sales representative
  • medical laboratory technician
  • clinical product/application specialist
  • biotechnology laboratory technician
  • clinical research associate

Get Involved on Campus

Joining a health-related student organization, you may help with blood drives, raise funds for overseas orphanages, strategize and plan for graduate school and network with professionals from allied health care fields.

Gain Experience Outside the Classroom

As a major in clinical laboratory science, you are required to complete a clinical practicum during your final year. Our faculty and staff facilitate placements to make sure you find the right fit.

You’ll also have the chance to interact with experts at the state and national levels, thanks to our cooperative programming and distance-education technologies.

Meet Your Clinical Laboratory Science Professors

Our faculty and staff are ready to assist you in achieving your health career goals and are devoted to providing you with an outstanding educational experience.

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