The Northwest Difference
Clinical laboratory science is the study of medical samples during the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Northwest’s unique 3+1 program provides students with pre-requisite courses in general education, math, chemistry and biology for three years; during the program’s fourth year, students attend one of three affiliated hospitals: St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, North Kansas City Hospital or Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, for a year of hands-on clinical training.
While at Northwest, students learn human biology and organic, analytical and bio-chemistry. Human biology courses teach students the methods in which a normal, healthy body functions; organic analytical teaches students how to identify and quantify the substances found in a sameple; bio-chemistry teaches students the fundamental pmolecules and pathways of the body.
This major prepares students to successfully pass the required medical laboratory science certification.
100% of students graduating with a clinical laboratory science major either find employment or continue their education within six months of graduation. Below is a list of job titles related to this major:
- Clinical Research Assistant
- Medical Laboratory Specialist
- Medical Technologist
- Pharmaceutical Sales
Profession-Based Learning Experiences
Northwest’s award-winning Dean L. Hubbard Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship features more than $3 million invested in state-of-the-art instruments that undergraduate students may access to gain profession-based experience.
Garrett-Strong Science Building offers 26 labs where students gain profession-based experience on campus. The building is the home to the synthetic cadaver, aquarium, two museums and living animals that include a hedgehog, rats, iguanas and others kept in labs.