Clinical Laboratory Science (B.A., B.S.) (3 + 1) (4 + 1)
Use Laboratory Skills to Support Patient Care
Clinical laboratory scientists provide invaluable support to physicians and other healthcare professionals by analyzing medical samples and accurately reporting their findings. At Seton Hill, you will gain the knowledge and experience necessary to become a certified clinical or medical laboratory scientist.
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Why Choose Seton Hill University?
Two options to choose from: 3 + 1 and 4 + 1. In both options, you spend your first three or four years at Seton Hill:
- mastering scientific disciplines that support the practice of clinical laboratory science including organismal, cell and microbiology; medical genetics; biochemistry; organic chemistry and human anatomy.
- using cutting edge technology, labs and classrooms in Seton Hill’s Boyle Sciences Center.
- enjoying study in the liberal arts – to ensure that you have a broad knowledge base to support you in the years to come.
Your final year will involve intensive clinical education at an affiliated hospital school accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
- In the 3 + 1 program, you will earn a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from Seton Hill after your clinical year at a hospital school.
- In the 4 + 1 program, you will earn either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry or biology after four years at Seton Hill, and then move into your clinical year at a hospital school. (This program takes longer, but allows you to obtain an education that is well suited to later specialization in chemistry or microbiology.)
After completing your degree and clinical year of study, you will be eligible to take any of several national examinations to become certified as a professional medical technologist or clinical laboratory scientist.
Affiliated hospital schools currently include:
- UPMC Altoona
- Memorial Medical Center
- Conemaugh Health System
- Saint Vincent Health System
You may also choose another accredited hospital school with faculty permission.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the job outlook for medical and clinical lab technologists in the U.S. to grow faster than the average. Seton Hill's award-winning Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) will work with you, your professors, and local, regional and national employers to provide you with the career preparation skills, internship opportunities and placement services you need to get where you’re going.
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