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BS in Clinical Laboratory Science with UMDNJ-SHRP
BS in Clinical Laboratory Science
Joint Degree Program with the UMDNJ School of Health-Related Professions

Medical Laboratory Science
Cytotechnology

In 1988, New Jersey City University and the UMDNJ School of Health-
Related Professions (UMDNJ- SHRP) were granted approval by the State of New Jersey to offer a joint BS degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences (CLS). Areas of specialization include Cytotechnology and Medical Laboratory Science. Students complete the equivalent of three years of study at New Jersey City University before entering the 15-month preclinical phase at UMDNJ. New Jersey City University and UMDNJ jointly award a BS degree in CLS to students who successfully complete both phases of the program. Students are strongly advised to meet with a program advisor to develop a course sequence that will allow for the timely completion of required courses at New Jersey City University prior to beginning their clinical program at UMDNJ.

Click here for link to Clinical Laboratory Science site at UMDNJ.

Students must apply for acceptance to UMDNJ by October 15 of the year prior
to their beginning a clinical program in the following summer. Acceptance to the UMDNJ programs requires a minimum CGPA of 2.75.

#1. Medical Laboratory Science
Clinical laboratory testing is performed by medical technologists. They provide vital data to physicians and other health care practitioners to assist in the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of disease and maintenance of health. Medical technologists employ complex instrumentation procedures and computers to perform their duties. Major areas included in their work are: Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Microbiology, Hematology, Immunohematology (Blood Banking), Urinalysis and Serology. Those interested in this field should have a strong interest in science, have the capacity to learn technical skills, be accurate, reliable, and able to work under pressure, and efficiently and effectively communicate with others.

NJCU/UMDNJ Joint BS in CLS:  Medical Laboratory Science  Specialization Course Requirements
Course requirements for completion of the major are listed below. Course Codes with an asterisk (*) have prerequisite and corequisite courses.

  Course Code
  Course Title
  Credits
 ENGL 101
 English Composition I
 3
 ENGL 102*
 English Composition II
 3
 FYE 1xx
 First Year Experience
 3
 GSC 101*
 Civilizations I
 3
 GSC 102*
 Civilizations II
 3

 Area B1
 3

 Area B2
 3

 Area C
 3

 Area E
 3
 MATH 140*
 Statistics  3
 MATH 165*
 Precalculus  3
 INTD 180*
 Computer Tools for Science & Math
 3
 BIOL 130
 Principles of Biology I
 4
 BIOL 131*
 Principles of Biology II
 4
 BIOL 230*
 Cell Biology
 4
 BIOL 236*
 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I
 4
 BIOL 237*
 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology II
 4
 BIOL 303*
 Microbiology  4
 BIOL 404*
 Immunology  3
 BIOL xxx*
 Biology Elective
 3-4
 CHEM 105*
 General Chemistry I
 3
 CHEM 1105*
 General Chemistry I Lab
 2
 CHEM 106*
 General Chemistry II
 3
 CHEM 1106*
 General Chemistry II Lab
 2
 CHEM 207*
 Organic Chemistry I
 4
 CHEM 307*
 Biochemistry I
 4


#2. Cytotechnology
Cytotechnologists are important fact-finders in medical diagnosis and disease-related research. They prepare human tissue samples to screen for abnormalities associated with cancer and viral, fungal and parasitic infections. The cytotechnologist is employed in clinical laboratories in hospitals, private industry and research and teaching institutions. This program offers study and practical experience in cytotechnology in which the biological sciences serve as the foundation for clinical laboratory techniques used to identify normal and abnormal cells. Classroom instruction is combined with practical experience at affiliated hospitals and private laboratories.

NJCU/UMDNJ Joint BS in CLS: Cytotechnology Specialization Course Requirements
Course requirements for completion of the major are listed below. Course Codes with an asterisk (*) have prerequisite and corequisite courses.

  Course Code
  Course Title
  Credits
 ENGL 101
 English Composition I
 3
 ENGL 102*
 English Composition II
 3
 FYE 1xx
 First Year Experience
 3
 GSC 101*
 Civilizations I
 3
 GSC 102*
 Civilizations II
 3

 Area B1
 3

 Area B2
 3

 Area C
 3

 Area E
 3
 MATH 140*
 Statistics  3
 MATH 165*
 Precalculus  3
 INTD 180*
 Computer Tools for Science & Math
 3
 BIOL 130
 Principles of Biology I
 4
 BIOL 131*
 Principles of Biology II
 4
 BIOL 230*
 Cell Biology
 4
 BIOL 236*
 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I
 4
 BIOL 237*
 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology II
 4
 BIOL 303*
 Microbiology  4
 BIOL 305*
 Histology  3
 BIOL xxx*
 Biology Elective
 3-4
 CHEM 105*
 General Chemistry I
 3
 CHEM 1105*
 General Chemistry I Lab
 2
 CHEM 106*
 General Chemistry II
 3
 CHEM 1106*
 General Chemistry II Lab
 2
 CHEM 207*
 Organic Chemistry I
 4
 CHEM 307*
 Biochemistry I
 4

These course requirements meet general studies requirements that are specific to this program and facilitate the timely completion of required courses at New Jersey City University prior to beginning the clinical program at UMDNJ.  Each student applying for transfer into the BS in CLS program will be individually evaluated according to established guidelines.

Medical Laboratory Science Advisement Form
Cytotechnology Advisement Form
BSCLS-AHT Planning Sheet

Faculty advisor:
Prof. Cynthia Egli
Science 328
tel. 201-200-3314
cegli@njcu.edu
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