Pre-Clinical/Medical Laboratory Scientist

Degree Type
Area of Interest
Health and Human Services
Degree Level
College of Engineering, Letters, and Sciences

Clinical laboratory scientists (CLS) (also known as medical laboratory scientists) work with state-of-the-art equipment to analyze a variety of biological specimens. CLS personnel are responsible for performing scientific testing on samples and reporting the results to physicians. Clinical Laboratory Scientists collaborate very closely with physicians in diagnosing and monitoring disease processes, as well as monitoring the effectiveness of therapy.



Viterbo University offers pre-health advising programs with majors in biology, biochemistry, and neuroscience. These three majors have been determined to best satisfy the pre-health professional admission requirements of most professional schools in a four-year major curriculum. See the Pre-Professional Handbook for more specific information about each pre-professional program.