Clinical Laboratory Science Program
Eastern Illinois University offers a program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in clinical laboratory science (formerly medical technology). The CLS degree program consists of three years (90 semester hours) of coursework at EIU, followed by a period of clinical training (32 hours) in an affiliated hospital laboratory. The courses taken at the affiliated hospitals are EIU courses and therefore are entered on a student's transcript.
Upon successful completion of the hospital work, the student becomes a candidate for a college degree and is eligible to take the certifying examinations of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists for registry as a Medical Laboratory Scientist.
Eastern is currently affiliated with the following accredited schools of clinical laboratory science/medical technology:
Good Samaritan Hospital
Michaele McDonald, MS, MT (ASCP)
School of Medical Technology
520 South Seventh Street
Vincennes, IN 47591
Phone: (812) 885-3361
Fax: (812) 885-3135
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Carol Becker, MS, MT (ASCP)
School of Clinical Laboratory Science/School of Histotechnology
530 NE Glen Oak Ave.
Peoria, IL 61637
Phone: (309) 624-9021
Fax: (309) 624-9150
St. John’s Hospital
Gilma Roncancio-Weemer, MS, MT (ASCP)
School of Clinical Laboratory Science
800 E. Carpenter
Springfield, IL 62769
Phone: (217) 757-6788
Fax: (217) 535-3775
St. Margaret Mercy Health Care Centers
Rosemary Duda, B.S., MT (ASCP)
Medical Technology Program
5454 Hohman Ave.
Hammond, IN 46320
Phone: (219) 932-2300 ext. 34199
Fax: (219) 933-2136
VA Hines Hospital
Donna Wray, MT (ASCP)
Director, Medical Technology Program
5th Avenue at Roosevelt Street
P.O. Box 5000-113-School
Hines, IL 60141-5113
Phone: 708-202-8387 ext 23212
Participation in the clinical laboratory science program at EIU does not assure admission to an affiliated hospital program. Students apply to the affiliated hospital of their choice during the fall of their junior year. Each hospital school is affiliated with several colleges and universities and selects students on the basis of overall grade point averages, grades earned in science courses, personal interviews, and letters of recommendation.
The major GPA is based on required courses. To be assured of serious consideration for acceptance by one of the affiliated schools, the student should have achieved a minimum cumulative and major grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. EIU has an excellent record of placement of qualified students into the hospital programs.
Advisement checklist and suggested course sequence (PDF) Revised Fall, 2012
Tentative course offerings