Biology

Division of Clinical Laboratory Sciences


Programs in the clinical laboratory sciences division maintain (or are initially applying for) national accreditation by appropriate agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Meeting the guidelines of these accrediting agencies ensures that programs in CLS appropriately emphasize technical competency and proficiency in areas of the clinical laboratory required by certifying examinations and current employers. As a result, all graduates in CLS over the past ten years interested in taking a job upon graduation have had a job held for them at the time of graduation.

This trend is expected to continue over the next decade. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Health Care employment exceeded 14 million jobs in 2006 and 3 million new wage and salary jobs in health care are expected between the years 2006 to 2016. Health care employment is projected to grow twice as fast as all other industries.

Programs in CLS at AUM are based heavily in the sciences with an application to laboratory technology. The faculty in CLS serve the student, community, and profession at large. In CLS programs, quality classroom instruction and advising come first. This primary responsibility is complemented by faculty involvement in intellectual and professional activities.

    • Medical Laboratory Science Program - If you have interest in a health care field that provides physicians with information used to diagnose disease and disease states then medical technology is the profession for you. Graduates in medical technology can work in various areas: forensics, clinical laboratories, drug sales, instrument repair and others. more