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Clinical Laboratory Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
New York City, NY, United States
The Clinical Laboratory Sciences at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences roles and responsibilities of a medical laboratory scientist (also known as clinical laboratory technologist) are not familiar to most people, but make no mistake, these professionals are indispensable members of the health care team.
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Overview

Working in settings such as hospitals, clinics, reference laboratories, and physician office labs, the medical laboratory scientist (MLS) performs tests on body fluids and other human samples. The work requires great precision and attention to detail which is why you must also pass a national certification exam before you can serve in this role.

Learning outcomes

The Clinical Laboratory Sciences program at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has been designed specifically to help you achieve this certification, allowing you to quickly begin working in this exciting and important field.In the first two years of the program, you will gain a thorough grounding in the basic sciences along with broad exposure to the world in which we live through coursework in the humanities and social sciences.Year 3 is considered the first Professional year of the program. It contains program-specific coursework through classes that include hematology, immunology, and laboratory management. Each of these classes is reinforced by hands-on laboratory experiences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    129 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include: 

  • Contemporary World
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Social Science Elective 
  • Cell Biology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    84

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Official high school transcript(s) from all secondary schools attended, including most recent grades.
  • Official transcripts from any colleges or universities attended.
  • Official reports of standardized test scores, either Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing Program Examination (ACT).
  • Official reports from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), if the applicant has studied for fewer than 4 years where English is the language of instruction. A minimum score of 84 on the TOEFL or a minimum of 6.5 on the IELTS must be achieved to be considered for admission.
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from a school official such as a counselor or a teacher is required. An additional recommendation from a science or math teacher or from an individual that knows the candidate well is preferred.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36120 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36120 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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