Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Clinical Laboratory Science, Bachelor of Science

Clinical Laboratory Science

Program Mission

The mission of the undergraduate Clinical Laboratory Science Program is to develop a diverse population of students who are academically, intellectually, and technically prepared to be successful health care qualified entry-level healthcare practitioners.

Accreditation Status

The Texas Southern University, Clinical Laboratory Science baccalaureate degree-granting program is located on the main campus at 3100 Cleburne Street, Houston, Texas 77004. The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. ( )

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

5600 N. River Road, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
(773) 714 8880


Core Curriculum Requirements42
Major Requirements (56 hours)
CLSC 351Serology Practices and Procedu2
CLSC 351LSerology Pract & Proc Lab1
CLSC 304CLS Practice Management I1
CLSC 305CLSC Practice Management II1
CLSC 406Practice Management Ethics III2
CLSC 407Capstone Review2
CLSC 352Hematology I2
CLSC 352LHematology Lab I1
CLSC 353Clinical Micro & QC2
CLSC 353LCL Micro & QC Laboratory1
CLSC 354Blood Bank I2
CLSC 354LBlood Bank Lab I1
CLSC 355Medical Chemistry I2
CLSC 355LMedical Chemistry Lab I1
CLSC 356Hemostatic Processes1
CLSC 356LHemostatic Processes Lab1
CLSC 457Clinical Pract Preceptorship3
CLSC 458Clinical Immunology Preceptorship2
CLSC 359Micro Human Disorders I2
CLSC 359LMicro Human Disorders Lab I1
CLSC 362Hematology II2
CLSC 362LHematology Lab II1
CLSC 364Blood Bank II2
CLSC 364LBlood Bank Lab II1
CLSC 365Medical Chemistry II2
CLSC 365LMedical Chemistry Lab II1
CLSC 369Parasitology and Mycology1
CLSC 369LParasitology and Mycology Lab1
CLSC 466Clin Hema4
CLSC 467Blood Bank4
CLSC 468Clinical Micro Preceptorship4
CLSC 469Clinical Biochemistry Precept.4
Other Requirements (28 hours)
BIOL 1306Biological Science I3
BIOL 1307Biological Science II3
BIOL 245Human Anatomy & Physiology4
or BIOL 2301 Human Anat & Phys I
BIOL 245LHuman Anat & Phys Lab0
BIOL 347Microbiology4
or BIOL 246 Microbiol Hlth Rel Professions
BIOL 347LMicrobiology Lab0
CHEM 211Organic Chem I Lab1
CHEM 231Organic Chem I3
CHEM 212Organic Chem II Lab1
or CHEM 445L Biochem Lab
CHEM 232Organic Chem II3
or CHEM 445 Biochemistry
HSCR 360Princ Of Disease3
CHEM 111Chemistry I Lab1
CHEM 112Chemistry II Lab1
FS 102Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience1
Total Hours128
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
CHEM 1311 Chemistry I 3
CHEM 111 Chemistry I Lab 1
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
ENGL 1301 Freshman English I 3
BIOL 1306 Biological Science I (BIOL 1106 Biology I lab) 3
BIOL 111 Biological Science Lab I 1
FS 102 Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience 1
Second Semester
CHEM 112 Chemistry II Lab 1
CHEM 1312 Chemistry II 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences 1 3
ENGL 1302 Freshman English II 3
BIOL 1307 Biological Science II 3
BIOL 112 Biological Science Lab II 1
Second Year
Third Semester
CHEM 211 Organic Chem I Lab 1
CHEM 231 Organic Chem I 3
BIOL 245 Human Anatomy & Physiology 4
BIOL 245L Human Anat & Phys Lab 0
POLS 2305 American Government 3
HIST 1301 Soc & Pol Hist US to 1877 3
HSCR 300 Hlth Sciences Sem 1
Fourth Semester
ENG 200 Level English Literature 3
Visual and Performing Arts 3
Select one of the following: lecture/lab 4
Microbiol Hlth Rel Professions
Micro Hlth Rel Pr Lab
Microbiology Lab
POLS 2306 Texas Government 3
HIST 1302 Soc & Pol Hist US Since 1877 3
Third Year
Fifth Semester
CLSC 351 Serology Practices and Procedu 3
CLSC 304 CLS Practice Management I 1
CLSC 305 CLSC Practice Management II 1
CLSC 355 Medical Chemistry I 2
CLSC 359 Micro Human Disorders I 2
Sixth Semester
CLSC 352 Hematology I 2
CLSC 353 Clinical Micro & QC 2
CLSC 354 Blood Bank I 2
CLSC 365 Medical Chemistry II 2
CLSC 369 Parasitology and Mycology 1
CLSC 356 Hemostatic Processes 1
"CLSC 410 Clinical Molecular Biology" 2
CLSC 362 Hematology II 2
Fourth Year
Seventh Semester
CLSC 406 Practice Management Ethics III 2
CLSC 364 Blood Bank II 2
CLSC 458 Clinical Immunology Preceptorship 2
"CLSC 459 Clinical Practicum II" 4
Eighth Semester
CLSC 407 Capstone Review 2
" CLSC 411 CLS Research and Education" 1
"CLSC 460 Clinical Practicum III" 4
"CLSC 461 Clinical Practicum IV" 4
 Total Hours104

Social and Behavioral Sciences requirements maybe fulfilled by either of the following: PSYC 2301 General Psychology SOCI 1301 Introduction To Sociology, SOCI 1306 Contemporary Social Issues,  ECON 2301 Principles Of Economics I, ECON 2302 Principles Of Economics II


Either one of the following: THEA 1310 Introduction to Theatre, MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation, MUSI 1315 Fine Arts In Daily Living, ARTS 1315 Intro African Art, or ARTS 1315 Intro African Art 


Courses coded as core taken at another Texas Public Institution will be honored.

*Language, Philosophy & Culture (CORE 040) Options: PHIL 1301 (PHIL 231), ENGL 23xx: ENGL 2326 (ENG 235), ENGL 2328 (ENG 244), ENGL 2332 (ENG 230), or ENGL 2333 (ENG 231)

** Visual and Performing Arts (CORE 050) Options: DRAM/THEA 1310 (THEA 130), MUSI 1306 (MUSI 136), HUMA/MUSI 1315 (MUSI 239), ARTS 1301 (ART 135), ARTS 1315 (ART 137) (TCCN: DRAM 1310, MUSI 1306, HUMA 1315, HUMA 2323, ARTS 1301).

***Students are required to take (2) history courses (CORE 060) in any combination. Course options: HIST 1301, HIST 1302, HIST 2327, HIST 2328, HIST 2381, and HIST 2382.

**** Social and Behavioral Sciences (CORE 080) requirements maybe fulfilled by one of the following options: ECON 2301 (ECON 231), ECON 2302 (ECON 232), GEOG 1303 (GEOG 132), PSYC 2301 (PSY 131), SOCI 1301 (SOC 157), SOCI 13606 (SOC 158), SOCI 2306 (SOC 221), SOCI 2346 (SOC 238)

*****Freshman Seminar: A free elective will be applied in place of Freshman Seminar for transfer students

Internship (last year) is restricted to students who have satisfied ALL program requirements and who have been approved for assignment.

Students should seek advisement prior to registering for any course intended to be used as credit toward the Clinical Laboratory Science degree.