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 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. ( www.naacls.org )

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

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

Click here:  CLS Student Handbook 2021-2022 (PDF)

Admission Requirement

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Admission Requirements
Application Accepted: January 4 to May 31
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 the degree plan
  • Listed courses must be completed by the entering fall semester (Page 2 of the degree plan shows approved substitute courses)
Interview
  • 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 6 weeks starting the first full week in July.
  • ATI TEAS Exam (details in attachment)
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 be subject to random background and/or drug screening tests.
  • Students are responsible for all associated fees.
  • Possible vaccination requirements.
Examinations
  • Preclinical
  • Exit
Program
Contact

Elizabeth Donnachie, PhD, MT (ASCP)
Assistant Professor
Program Director

Office: NSB 135C
Email:   Elizabeth.Donnachie@tsu.edu
Phone: 713.313.7959


CLS Degree Plan (PDF)

 

CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES PROGRAM OUTCOMES

ASCP Board Passing Rates

TABLE2
ITEM Graduated between
7/1/17 - 6/30/18
Graduated between
7/1/18 - 6/30/19
Graduated between
7/1/19 - 6/30/20
Graduated between
7/1/20 - 6/30/21
TOTAL NUMBER OF GRADUATES 14 13 20 11
# who sat for board exam within
1st year of graduation
9 10 17 4
# who sat for board exam within
1st year of graduation
0 6 3 3
Yearly certification pass rate 
% (C/B) x 100
0% 60% 18% 75%

 

 

Graduation/Attrition Rates

TABLE3
ITEM Students slated to graduate
between 7/1/18 - 6/30/19
Students slated to graduate
between 7/1/19 - 6/30/20
Students slated to graduate
between 7/1/20 - 6/30/21
A. # who began the final half of program 19 22 13
B. # who began the final half of program but left either voluntarily or unvoluntarily 0 0 1
C. # who began the final half of program but are still currently enrolled 6 2 1
D. # who began the final half of program during the given time period and have since graduated 13 20 11
Yearly Attrition Rate:
% (B/A) x 100
0% 5% 8%
Yearly Graduation Rate:
% [D/(B/A)] x 100
100% 95% 92%

 

Placement Rates

Placement Rates Table
ITEM Students who graduated
between 7/1/17 - 6/30/18
Students who graduated
between 7/1/18 - 6/30/19
Students who graduated
between 7/1/19 - 6/30/20
Students who graduated
between 7/1/20 - 6/30/21
A. Total number of graduates 14 13 20 11
B. # who found employment in the field or a closely related field within 1 year of graduation 8 11 15 6
C. # who did neither of the above 3 1 1 2
D. # for which you have no information 3 1 4 3
Yearly Average Placement Rate:
{B/(B+C)} x 100
72% 92% 94% 75%