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Clinical Laboratory Science professionals are highly skilled scientists who discover the presence or absence of disease and provide data that help physicians determine the best treatment for the patient. Laboratory technologists and technicians play a crucial role in the process of providing personalized care. They generate vitally important data for identifying and treating cancer, heart disease, diabetes and many other health conditions.

Clinical Laboratory Science professionals examine and analyze body fluids, tissues, and cells to identify bacteria, parasites, and other microorganisms. They analyze the chemical constituents of body fluids, crossmatch donor blood for transfusions, and test blood for drug levels to measure the efficacy of particular treatments. They also evaluate test results for accuracy and help interpret them for the physician. Everyday, new advances in medical and scientific technology are creating more challenges and job opportunities for Clinical Laboratory Science professionals, creating a great demand for Clinical Laboratory Science professionals.

Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science is considered a designation at Texas Tech University; it is not a major. Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science students take the required courses in order to apply to a Clinical Laboratory Science program.

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Allied Health Sciences Clinical Laboratory Sciences program is a university based 2+2 program, offering the student a Baccalaureate Degree in Clinical Laboratory Science within one of the three optional areas of special emphasis. The Standard Option prepares a student for a career primarily in a clinical setting such as a hospital, physician's office, laboratory or a reference laboratory. The Pre-Medicine Option is for students pursing a graduate medical education through medical school, osteopathic school, veterinary school, or research graduate programs. The Pre-Physician Assistant Option is for students pursuing a graduate education in Physician Assistant studies.

Prerequisite courses needed for the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Allied Health Sciences (TTUHSC SAHS) Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science:

Standard Option:

COURSE NAME Texas Tech University Texas Common Course Numbering System
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I and LAB CHEM 1307/1107 CHEM 1411, 1311, 1111
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II and LAB CHEM 1308/1108 CHEM 1414, 1412, 1312, 1112
INTRODUCTORY ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I and LAB CHEM 2303/2103 CHEM 1419
BIOLOGY I and LAB OR
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I and LAB
BIOL 1403 OR
ZOOL 2403
BIOL 1406, 1306, 1106 OR
BIOL 2401, 2301, 2101
BIOLOGY II and LAB OR
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II and LAB
BIOL 1404 OR
ZOOL 2404
BIOL 1407, 1307, 1107 OR
BIOL 2402, 2302, 2102
GENETICS OR
4 HOUR SCIENCE ELECTIVE
BIOL 3416  
MICROBIOLOGY OR
PRINCIPLES OF MICROBIOLOGY (RECOMMENDED)
MBIO 3400 OR
MBIO 3401 (R)
 
COLLEGE ALGEBRA OR HIGHER MATH 1320 MATH 1314
ENGLISH I ENGL 1301 ENGL 1301
ENGLISH II ENGL 1302 ENGL 1302
US HISTORY TO 1877 HIST 2300 HIST 1301
US HISTORY SINCE 1877 HIST 2301 HIST 1302
AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, ORGANIZATION POLS 1301 GOVT 2305
AMERICAN PUBLIC POLICY POLS 2302 GOVT 2306
HUMANITIES (3 HOURS) Texas Core Approved Course  
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS (3 HOURS) Texas Core Approved Course  
SOCIAL or BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE (6 HOURS)
Texas Core Approved Course  

Pre-Med Option:

COURSE NAME Texas Tech University Texas Common Course Numbering System
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I and LAB CHEM 1307/1107 CHEM 1411, 1311, 1111
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II and LAB CHEM 1308/1108 CHEM 1414, 1412, 1312, 1112
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I and LAB CHEM 3305/3105  
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II and LAB CHEM 3306/3106  
MOLECULAR BIOCHEMISTRY CHEM 3310  
BIOLOGY I and LAB BIOL 1403 BIOL 1406, 1306, 1106
BIOLOGY II and LAB BIOL 1404 BIOL 1407, 1307, 1107
GENETICS BIOL 3416  
MICROBIOLOGY OR
PRINCIPLES OF MICROBIOLOGY (R)
MBIO 3400 OR
MBIO 3401 (R)
 
PHYSICS I and LAB PHYS 1403 PHYS 1401, 1301, 1101
PHYSICS II and LAB PHYS 1404 PHYS 1402, 1302, 1102
STATISTICAL METHODS MATH 2300 MATH 2442, 2342, 1442, 1342
ENGLISH I ENGL 1301 ENGL 1301
ENGLISH II ENGL 1302 ENGL 1302
US HISTORY TO 1877 HIST 2300 HIST 1301
US HISTORY SINCE 1877 HIST 2301 HIST 1302
AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, ORGANIZATION POLS 1301 GOVT 2305
AMERICAN PUBLIC POLICY POLS 2302 GOVT 2306
HUMANITIES (3 HOURS) Texas Core Approved Course  
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS (3 HOURS) Texas Core Approved Course  
SOCIAL OR BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE (6 HOURS)
Texas Core Approved Course  

Pre-Physician Assistant Option:

COURSE NAME Texas Tech University Texas Common Course Numbering System
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I and LAB CHEM 1307/1107 CHEM 1411, 1311, 1111
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II and LAB CHEM 1308/1108 CHEM 1414, 1412, 1312, 1112
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I and LAB CHEM 3305/3105  
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II and LAB CHEM 3306/3106  
BIOLOGY I and LAB BIOL 1403 BIOL 1406, 1306, 1106
BIOLOGY II and LAB BIOL 1404 BIOL 1407, 1307, 1107
GENETICS BIOL 3416  
PRINCIPLES OF MICROBIOLOGY MBIO 3401  
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I and LAB ZOOL 2403 BIOL 2401, 2301, 2101
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II and LAB ZOOL 2404 BIOL 2402, 2302, 2102
NUTRITION (3 HOURS) NS 1325 OR 1410 BIOL 1323, 1322, HECO 1322
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY NS 4220  
ENGLISH I ENGL 1301 ENGL 1301
ENGLISH II ENGL 1302 ENGL 1302
US HISTORY TO 1877 HIST 2300 HIST 1301
US HISTORY SINCE 1877 HIST 2301 HIST 1302
AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, ORGANIZATION POLS 1301 GOVT 2305
AMERICAN PUBLIC POLICY POLS 2302 GOVT 2306
HUMANITIES (3 HOURS) Texas Core Approved Course  
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS (3 HOURS) Texas Core Approved Course  
SOCIAL or BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE (9 HOURS)    

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prerequisites and/or application procedures can change

Recommended Courses for TTUHSC Master of Physician Assistant  Studies Option:

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