Clinical Laboratory Science | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science

Learn to help diagnose and treat patients at a program that trains dynamic and specialized scientists, provides practical experience and boasts a high certification pass rate.

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Be Behind the Diagnosis as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist

The TTUHSC School of Health Professions Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) trains professionals to perform multiple routine and highly complex testing procedures, laboratory skills and techniques. With some of the most state-of-the-art instruments available, our graduates enter the field experienced and career-ready. Be on the frontline of health care and help diagnose and treat patients with a unique training and education program.


Our comprehensive CLS education utilizes practical, hands-on experience and specialized techniques in a variety of learning environments.

2+2 Year Lock Step Program
74 Semester Credit Hours
There are three areas of focus you can choose from in our CLS program:
  • Standard - The curriculum is tailored around a career primarily in a clinical setting such as a laboratory, hospital, physician's office and more.
  • Pre-Med - The pre-med focus prepares you for pursuing graduate education in medical school, veterinary school, research graduate programs and more.
  • Pre-Physician Assistant - This focus prepares students to pursue higher education in physician assistant studies.
What to Expect
  • Traditional Classroom Work
  • Optimal Hands-On Training for Developing Advances CLS Skills
  • Clinical Experiences
  • Interprofessional Education and Opportunities and Shared Courses
  • Preparation for the Medical Laboratory Scientists Certification

CLS professionals provide 70% of the critical objective information for diagnosis, treatment and prevention in patient care.

Certification Pass Rate

for the past three years for all CLS programs combined (traditional, second-degree, and certificate)

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Employment Rate



  • Average Salary: $53,000
  • Job Growth: 11%
  • Job Opportunity: Hospitals, Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories, Research Facilities, Physician Offices
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Required Education: Prerequisites

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Your Future is in Lubbock, TX

  • 263 Annual Days of Sunshine
  • Cost of Living $21,218 (single adult, no children) *
  • Average Commute Time 15.5 Mins
  • 240,719 Population

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Phone: (806) 743-3220
Office Hours: 8am-5pm, M-F
Address: 3601 4th Street, MS 6294, Lubbock, TX 79430

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