Professional Program

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 health care 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

Click here: CLS Student Handbook 2020-2021 (PDF)

Admission Requirement

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Admission Requirements
Application Accepted: February 15 to April 9
Application Fee $55.00 Pay Here
Three (3) Letters of Recommendation

Suggestion from at least two of the following:

  • Faculty
  • Employment Supervisor
  • Supervisor of Volunteer Activities
GPA 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Course Completion
  • Completion of prerequisite courses in degree plan
  • Listed courses must be completed by the entering fall semester (Page 2 of the degree plan shows approved substitute courses)
  • Interviews are scheduled for students who meet the initial program requirements.
  • Candidates will be notified by email regarding scheduled interview times and locations.
Other Requirements
  • Students must be in good standing, both academically and non-academically.
  • Summer Academy Program: For 5 weeks starting first full week in July.
Program/ Internship Requirements
  • Students must have a social security number at the time of admission.
  • Students must pass a background check and drug screening, as well as being subject to random background and/or drug screening tests.
  • Students are responsible for all associated fees.
  • Possible vaccination requirements.
  • Pre clinical
  • Exit

CLS Degree Plan (PDF)



ASCP Board Passing Rates

Graduated between
7/1/15 - 6/30/16

Graduated between
7/1/16 - 6/30/17
Graduated between
7/1/17 - 6/30/18

# who sat for board exam within
1st year of graduation

13 16 9
# who sat for board exam within
1st year of graduation
3 5 0

Yearly certification pass rate 
% (C/B) x 100

23% 31% 0%

Average 3-year pass rate is 21%.


Graduation/Attrition Rates

Students slated to graduate
between 7/1/15 - 6/30/16
Students slated to graduate
between 7/1/16 - 6/30/17
Students slated to graduate
between 7/1/17 - 6/30/18
A. # who began the final half of program 20 18 19
B. # who began the final half of program but left either voluntarily or unvoluntarily 0 0 0
C. # who began the final half of program but are still currently enrolled 1 2 6
D. # who began the final half of program during the given time period and have since graduated 20 14 13
Yearly Attrition Rate:
% (B/A) x 100
0% 0% 0%
Yearly Graduation Rate:
% [D/(B/A)] x 100
100% 87.5% 100%