Why Choose Clinical Laboratory Science?

There are a number of reasons why you should choose the Baylor Scott & White Health Program in Clinical Laboratory Science for your career preparation:

  • High-quality educational experience
  • Diverse patient population
  • Experience with a variety of diagnostic technologies
  • State-of-the-art laboratories
  • Varied clinical laboratory experiences
  • Dedicated program staff and highly qualified faculty
  • One-on-one clinical instruction
  • Textbooks, educational materials and supplies provided by the program
  • Dedicated classroom and student laboratory facilities

The Program Mission

The mission of the program is to provide a quality, comprehensive education, to prepare skilled, competent laboratory scientists, meeting the needs of the institution and the profession.

An Institutional Commitment to Excellence

Baylor Scott & White Health exists to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Baylor Scott & White Health is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States.

As a student at Baylor Scott & White Health, you will have many advantages not available in other programs. Baylor Scott & White Health’s laboratories are full-service and equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to experience other laboratory settings within the Baylor Scott & White Health system and a veteran’s administration hospital laboratory. Your professional education will include an entire spectrum of laboratory testing and you will gain experience with a variety of laboratory instruments.

The program also has a reputation of excellence. Since 1994, all graduates of our program have passed the Board of Certification exam!

What is the cost of the program?

There is a $600 non-refundable administrative fee that is charged for the program. Books, course handbooks and personal protective equipment are provided at no cost.

The Faculty

Instruction  is provided by dedicated and knowledgeable laboratory professionals. Physicians, certified clinical laboratory scientists and other laboratory professionals participate in lectures, student laboratories and one-on-one instruction at the bench. Many faculty members have national reputations and are active in laboratory related professional organizations.

Central Texas Living

The Baylor Scott & White Health Program in Clinical Laboratory Science is located in Temple, Texas, about one hour north of Austin and 30 minutes south of Waco. Living in this area offers a mixture of both urban and rural lifestyles. There are numerous opportunities to enjoy sports, culture and recreational activities. Two nearby lakes, Lake Belton and Stillhouse Hollow Lake, provide boating, fishing, swimming, water skiing, picnicking, camping and other outdoor activities. In short, living in the Central Texas area offers a quality of life that is hard to beat!


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