bscls dao curriculum

The Plan of Study includes 43 hours of theory, practical application and technical performance experiences gained through lectures, clinical case conferences, independent study and supervised laboratory experiences. The patient-oriented learning environment includes all areas of a full-service, accredited clinical pathology laboratory. The faculty advisor will work with the student to select an appropriate schedule to complete their Individual Plan of Study. 

Required Courses include:

  • CLS 408 Introduction to Hematology - 2
  • CLS 409 Introduction to Microbiology - 2
  • CLS 410 Introduction to Chemistry and Urinalysis - 2
  • CLS 411 Introduction to Immunohematology - 1
  • CLS 412 Clinical Laboratory Science Theory, Application and Correlation - 5
  • CLS 413 Clinical Endocrinology and Toxicology - 1
  • CLS 414 Clinical Chemistry I - 2
  • CLS 415 Clinical Chemistry II - 3
  • CLS 416 Clinical Hematology I - 2
  • CLS 417 Clinical Hematology II - 3
  • CLS 418 Clinical Microbiology I - 2
  • CLS 419 Clinical Microbiology II - 4
  • CLS 420 Clinical Immunology and Molecular Diagnostics - 2
  • CLS 422 Clinical Immunohematology I - 2
  • CLS 423 Clinical Immunohematology II - 3
  • CLS 424 Phlebotomy - 1
  • CLS 426 Urine and Body Fluid Analysis - 1
  • CLS 430 Clinical Laboratory Management I - 2
  • CLS 431 Clinical Laboratory Management II - 3

Please use the link on the left for course descriptions.

Course offerings are subject to change based on instructor availability, enrollment, and technology.

Academic Progress
Students enrolled in the BSCLS Degree Advancement Option are expected to make satisfactory academic progress toward the completion of their Individual Plan of Study and degree requirements. All courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or better and a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) must be maintained throughout enrollment in the program. Courses may be repeated only once, and a cumulative GPA below 2.0 at the completion of any semester will result in dismissal from the program.

Degree Completion
Upon successful completion of BSCLS curriculum, students will receive diploma and graduation information  from UNMC Student Services. Students must be awarded a minimum of 120 total semester hours of college credit (UNMC courses + transfer credit) by the UNMC Office of Academic Records in order to be eligible to graduate from UNMC. 

To obtain your transcripts, please visit the UNMC Student Services website

Diplomas are issued once a year in May. Upon successful completion of all requirements by the deadline dates set by the Program, graduates of the BSCLS DAO are welcome to participate in the graduation ceremonies in Omaha, Nebraska.