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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to common questions about the Clinical Laboratory Science Bachelor’s Degree are provided on this page.
  • What is the mission statement for the Indiana University School of Medicine's Clinical Laboratory Science program?
    The mission of the Indiana University School of Medicine’s Clinical Laboratory Science program is to provide a high-quality education in the knowledge, skills and professional attitudes of Clinical Laboratory Science in order to prepare graduates who have entry-level competency to practice in the clinical laboratory.
  • What is the cost of attendance Is financial aid available
    Updated estimated costs for the IU School of Medicine’s Clinical Laboratory Science program are available. Students are encouraged to consult IUPUI’s Office of Student Financial Services for information regarding financial aid. For students admitted into the IU School of Medicine’s Clinical Laboratory Science program, additional scholarships and grants may be available.
  • Are students employed during their educational clinical rotations
    The time that Clinical Laboratory Science students are assigned for clinical laboratory rotations is for instructional purposes only, with student learning activities assigned and supervised by certified laboratory professionals. Students are never allowed to work as substitutes for paid staff during assigned clinical rotation time.
  • Can students work outside of class hours
    The IU School of Medicine Clinical Laboratory Science program is rigorous, so students must exercise caution when committing to work in addition to their training. If a student needs to work, a recommended maximum of 16 hours during any two-week period while in the Clinical Laboratory Science program is advised. Students may work for a clinical affiliate or hold any other employment outside of class hours (7am-5pm). Students must remain in class sessions (lecture and laboratory) until officially dismissed by the instructor. In the event that a student finishes his/her assignment before the end of the class period and before 4pm and wishes to leave class to begin work as a paid employee, the student must obtain permission from the instructor to leave class and permission from the manager of the lab area where employed before starting work.
  • Is the Indiana University School of Medicines Clinical Laboratory Science Program engaged in self-assessment and improvement processes
    The IU School of Medicine’s Clinical Laboratory Science Program is continuously engaged in a thorough self-assessment and improvement process to ensure students are taught relevant material, through evidence-based teaching techniques, to ensure success in their future professions or graduate/professional school.

    Faculty consult numerous academic and professional sources to ensure that the program curriculum is preparing students for the workplaces of today and the future. Program effectiveness is also monitored by critically analyzing student course reviews, faculty reviews, graduate surveys, employer surveys, student academic and technical performance within the program, and student performance on the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Medical Laboratory Scientist examination.

  • Where can I find course descriptions
    Clinical Laboratory Science Program course descriptions are published in the IUPUI Academic Bulletin.
  • Where can I learn more about the programs policies and procedures
    The IU School of Medicine’s Clinical Laboratory Science program provides all students with a student handbook on their first day of classes. Many of the school and program policies are the same as those accepted by the IUPUI campus, including the refund policy and the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Conduct.
  • How can I access advising and guidance services
    IUPUI’s Health and Life Science Advising Center and the IU School of Medicine’s Health Professions Programs office both offer advising and academic counseling services to Clinical Laboratory Science program students.