Biological Science

Bio/CLS Track

About the Program

The Biology/Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) program at Neumann University has an excellent reputation in the educational and laboratory communities, and our graduates have a strong record of professional success.

The Biology/CLS program prepares professionals who are competent to perform and interpret laboratory tests, and to explain the appropriate use and meaning of laboratory tests to other health-care professionals and to patients. Graduates are qualified to take the Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) examination from the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification (ASCP-BOC) and be certified as Medical Laboratory Scientists.

The Biology/CLS track consists of pre-requisite courses in the freshman and sophomore years with introduction to lecture and student laboratory courses in the junior and senior years, followed by a 16 week clinical practicum completed in the laboratories of medical centers, such as Crozer-Chester, Delaware County, VA of Philadelphia, Einstein, VA of Wilmington, and Mainline Health System. The extensive time students spend in the clinical environment allows them to develop a high degree of technical and professional competency by the time they graduate from the program.

The students graduate with the BS in biology in the School of Arts and Sciences and are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification Examination given by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. The BIO/CLS Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS), 8410 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Suite 670, Chicago, IL 60631-3415.

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