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Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program

Clinical laboratory scientists are responsible for conducting advanced clinical diagnostic testing, and are involved in evaluating and interpreting laboratory results, oftentimes consulting with physicians. Clinical laboratory scientists may also be involved in research and in evaluating new test methodologies. A clinical laboratory scientist is more likely to advance to management positions later in their career.

Learn about the clinical laboratory scientist career track, how to become a clinical laboratory scientist and how this program can help you achieve your goals.

We offer a variety of basic science and upper-division science courses that will help you meet the prerequisite coursework requirements to apply to a CLS training program. You’ll also learn the nuts and bolts of our program and how you can get started.

What We'll Discuss

  • The educational requirements to become a CLS
  • Program curriculum requirements
  • Online and classroom options
  • Your practicing instructors
  • The schools our graduates are accepted into
  • Your next step


The University of California, Berkeley, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). UC Berkeley Extension—like all other UC Berkeley schools, colleges and departments—is accredited by WASC through the University.


Infosession Speaker

Elissa Carney

Program Director