USF’S program will give you the skills and experience needed to start your career as a Clinical Lab Scientist — a growing profession! Your first three years will be spent on campus, building a strong science foundation and developing career-specific skills. You’ll spend your fourth year in a hospital lab, working alongside professionals and rotating through various subspecialties.
Our professional curriculum gives you three years of intensive course and lab work followed by one year of clinical training in a hospital setting. Courses in Biology and Chemistry will deepen your knowledge and prepare you for the laboratory. Assignments mirror the work done in professional labs, building your confidence and abilities before you venture out.
Our Biotechnology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Anatomy, and Genetics Labs feature professional instrumentation and procedures — the same seen in professional labs. Your lab experience will start your first semester, meaning you’ll graduate fully prepared.
Of our graduates are hired into the field — many directly from their clinical experiences!
Expected job growth rate for Clinical Laboratory Scientists by 2026
Median pay per year (per U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Your clinical rotations will include the following areas:
In my experience, USF students have the discipline and mental toughness needed to succeed. They are also very well prepared. We regularly hire USF students into full-time positions when they graduate.
Laboratory Education & Safety Specialist