Biological Science

Bio/CLS Track

Outcomes

How successful were our graduates in getting jobs?

In the BIO/ CLS Class of 2014-15, 100% of the graduates were employed within 3 months of graduation. Most had jobs lined up before they graduated.

In the BIO/CLS Class of 2015- 16, 100 % of the graduates were employed within 3 months of graduation. Most had jobs lined up before they graduated.

In the BIO/CLS Class of 2016- 17, 100% of the graduates were employed within 3 months of graduation. Most had jobs lined up before they graduated.

On average of the last three years, twenty percent of the graduates pursued further education after graduation.

Photo of CLS students

Photo of CLS students in lab

What about graduation rates?

For the BIO/CLS Class of 2015-16( 89%) , 2016-17 (100%) and 2017-18 (100%) a three year average of 96% of the students who entered the final year of the program, completed the program and graduated.

How do our graduates do on national certification exams?

The certification examination for graduates of the Biology/Clinical Laboratory Science Track is the Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) examination offered by the ASCP Board of Certification

  • BIO/CLS Class of 2014 -2015: 50% Pass rate
    (National pass rate was 84%)
  • BIO/CLS Class of 2015-16: 33% Pass rate
    (National pass rate was 84%)
  • BIO/CLS Class of 2016-17: 25 % Pass rate
    (National pass rate was 79%)
  • Three Year average Certification Pass Rate 39%

Biology/CLS Mission

In accordance with the Mission of Neumann University and the Division of Arts and Sciences, it is the mission of the Biology/Clinical Laboratory Science track to:

  1. Provide excellent undergraduate professional education in Clinical Laboratory Science that is founded on the core values of St. Francis of Assisi.
  2. Foster life-long learning by encouraging the importance of continuing professional education.
  3. Encourage service to others through contributions to workshops and public health care forums.

The primary goal of the Biology/CLS track is to provide excellent undergraduate professional education in clinical laboratory science.

The program goals are to:

  1. Provide students with a broad educational background by using a variety of resources and experiences.
  2. Provide a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum based on current trends.
  3. Maintain the level of quality of instruction in the clinical laboratory science courses by including the latest in technological advances.
  4. Develop in students the professional attitudes and ethics required of clinical laboratory scientist.
  5. Educate the students in the merits of continuing professional education.
  6. Provide the region served by the program with graduate clinical laboratory scientists who can function at career entry levels and who can assume leadership roles as health professionals.

Additional program information

For additional information, please call the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, which coordinates the admission of all students, at (610) 558-5616 or (800) 9-NEUMANN or feel free to e-mail us at neumann@neumann.edu.