- Clinical Laboratory Science Internship Program Brochure
- Advising Sessions
- CLS Admission Prerequisites
- Applicants with Foreign Transcripts
- Essential Requirements of the SFSU CLS Internship Program
- Characteristics of a successful CLS candidate
- Laboratory Field Services, the state agency that issues the CLS Trainee license, makes the final determination as to whether courses meet their specifications.
Important notice regarding evaluation of transcripts from outside the US:
As of August 15, 2016, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) discontinued its educational transcript evaluation services. Until further notice, LFS will accept educational transcript evaluations completed by “Current Members” of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), and “Endorsed Members” of the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE). Evaluations completed before August 15, 2016 will only be accepted if completed by AACRAO. Please use the links below to view the “Current” and “Endorsed” members of NACES and AICE.
- To ask LFS about accepting specific courses, email LFS directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
SF State's Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) Internship Program offers a 14-month full-time program that combines 16 weeks of lecture and laboratory instruction on the campus, followed by a 40-week off-campus internship at an affiliated clinical laboratory site. Completion of the internship program is required for eligibility to national board certification examinations and the California Clinical Laboratory Scientist license.
SF State’s CLS Internship Program provides students with the theoretical and practical skills necessary to work in hospitals, clinics, or biomedical research environments. Clinical laboratory scientists are employed in healthcare settings such as medical laboratories within large medical centers, community hospitals, public health, clinics and private industry. Excellent employment opportunities exist in research and development, medical informational technology, laboratory administration and education.
The program prepares students at the post-baccalaureate level to sit for licensure as Clinical Laboratory Scientists. The program is fully accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) and meets the educational standards required for licensure as a CLS by the California State Department of Health, Laboratory Field Services (LFS). The program seeks to develop critical thinking skills for clinical and administrative decision making in the complex and ever-changing healthcare environment.