Clinical Laboratory Science, A.S.-B.S.

This is a suggested course plan. It is highly recommended that you meet regularly with your academic advisor to determine your course selection and progress toward graduation.

Students who transfer to UNC under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) have all lower-level General Education requirements completed, but must complete these requirements through transfer or UNC coursework: Global Language, Research and Discovery, Lifetime Fitness, Communication Beyond Carolina, Campus Life Experience, and, where applicable, Supplemental General Education. Students who do not transfer in under the CAA should work closely with their advisor to determine which requirements apply to them for the IDEAs in Action General Education curriculum.

This catalog also includes a complete list of requirements for the Clinical Laboratory Science B.S. degree.

North Carolina Community College

UGETC Curriculum

UGETCEnglish composition (ENG 111 + ENG 112 = UNC ENGL 105)6
COM 231Public Speaking (UNC COMM 113) 43
UGETCHumanities/Fine Arts/Communication (1 additional course from a discipline other than communication; see UGETC list below)3
UGETCSocial and Behavioral Sciences (2 courses from at least 2 different disciplines; see UGETC list below)6
One of: 2, 34
MAT 172
Pre-calculus Trigonometry (UNC MATH 130 + MATH 110P) 2, 5
MAT 271
Calculus I (UNC MATH 231 + MATH 129P + MATH 110P) 2, 5
UGETCMathematics (see UGETC list below)4
CHM 151General Chemisty I (UNC CHEM 101/101L)4
CHM 152General Chemistry II (UNC CHEM 102/102L)4
Total Hours34

Additional General Education Courses

XXX 111Foreign Language Level 13
XXX 112Foreign Language Level 23
XXX 211Foreign Language Level 3 63
BIO 111General Biology I (UNC BIOL 101/101L + BIOL 103) 1, 34
Total Hours13

Other Required Hours

ACA 122College Transfer Success (GENR ---)1
BIO 250Genetics (UNC BIOL 202) 2, 3, 74
CHM 251 or CHM 263 Organic Chem I (UNC CHEM 261/ 262L) or Analytical Chemistry (UNC CHEM 241) 1, 3, 4, 84
Prerequisite Option: 2, 50-4
MAT 152
Statistical Methods I (UNC STOR 155) 2, 5
PED 110Fit and Well for Life (UNC LFIT 998) 42
Total Hours14-15
Total Community College Hours61-62

Required in the major.


Counts in the major.


Prerequisite for the major.

If students have questions about prerequisites for applying to the major, they may contact Tamara Mesko, administrative support specialist in the Office of Student Services, Department of Allied Health Sciences.


IDEAs In Action Requirements: COMM 113 fulfills COMMBEYOND, CHEM 262L fulfills RESEARCH, LFIT 998 fulfills LIFE-FIT.


Students can fulfill the prerequisite for the major with any one of MAT 172 (UNC MATH 130), MAT 271 (UNC MATH 231), or MAT 152 UNC STOR 155.


All NC Community College language courses numbered 211 are approved to transfer to UNC-Chapel Hill as a course that completes the GLBL-LANG IDEAs in Action requirement.


The biology prerequisite for the major includes BIOL 101/BIOL 101L and one additional biology course for a total of 7 credits. While BIOL 202 (BIO 250) is recommended, other biology courses can meet the prerequisite requirement. Biology courses that will transfer to UNC at the 200 level are recommended if the student does not take the recommended option. Course equivalencies can be searched on the admissions website.


The chemistry prerequisites for the major include CHEM 101/CHEM 101L, CHEM 102/CHEM 102L, and either CHEM 241/CHEM 241L or CHEM 261/CHEM 241L. If CHM 263 (CHEM 241) is not available, students have the option to take CHM 251 (CHEM 261/CHEM 262L) at the community college and/or take CHEM 241 in the summer prior to Semester 5 with CHEM 241L.

UNC-Chapel Hill

Summer Prior to Semester 5

CHEM 241LLaboratory in Separations and Analytical Characterization of Organic and Biological Compounds 11
Total Hours1

Semester 5

CLSC 410
Laboratory Mathematics
and Basic and Molecular Laboratory Methods
CLSC 420
Urinalysis and Body Fluids
and Urinalysis Laboratory
CLSC 430Biochemistry3
CLSC 440
Hematology I
and Hematology I Laboratory
CLSC 450Immunology3
Total Hours14

Semester 6

CLSC 442
Hematology II
and Hematology II Laboratory
CLSC 462
Clinical Bacteriology
and Clinical Bacteriology Laboratory
CLSC 470
Clinical Chemistry
and Clinical Chemistry Laboratory
CLSC 480
and Immunohematology Laboratory
Total Hours19

Semesters 7 & 8

Clinical Education: Senior clinical education takes place in UNC Hospitals’ laboratories and other clinical laboratories in North Carolina. These laboratories are highly regarded in the field of laboratory medicine, and students have the opportunity to learn the most recent techniques in clinical laboratory science.
Courses taken during fall or spring semester:
CLSC 460Special Pathogens2
CLSC 460LParasitology and Mycology Laboratory1
CLSC 540LClinical Hematology Laboratory4
CLSC 542LClinical Hemostasis Laboratory2
CLSC 550LClinical Immunology Laboratory1
CLSC 560LClinical Microbiology Laboratory4
CLSC 570LClinical Chemistry Laboratory Rotation4
CLSC 580LIDEAs in Action General Education logo Clinical Immunohematology Laboratory4
CLSC 582LClinical Transplantation Medicine Laboratory1
CLSC 620Clinical Laboratory Management2
CLSC 630IDEAs in Action General Education logo Research Methods in Clinical Laboratory Science 22
CLSC 670IDEAs in Action General Education logo Clinical Laboratory Science Educational Methods 22
Total Hours29

Prerequisite for the major.


IDEAs In Action Requirements: CLSC 630 fulfillS RESEARCH, CLSC 670 fulfills COMMBEYOND.

UGETC Course List (A.S. Curriculum) 

English Composition (two courses)6
ENG 111Writing & Inquiry 1
ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disciplines 1
Humanities/Fine Arts (two courses from at least two different disciplines)6
ART 111Art Appreciation (UNC GENR 111)
ART 114Art History Survey I (UNC ARTH 151)
ART 115 Art History Survey II (UNC ARTH 152)
COM 120Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (UNC COMM 120), OR
COM 231
Public Speaking (UNC COMM 113)
DRA 111Theatre Appreciation (UNC DRAM 116)
ENG 231American Literature I (UNC ENGL 128) 2
ENG 232American Literature II (UNC ENGL 128) 2
ENG 241British Literature I (UNC ENGL 120) 2
ENG 242British Literature II (UNC ENGL 121) 2
MUS 110Music Appreciation (UNC MUSC 141)
MUS 112Introduction to Jazz (UNC MUSC 145)
PHI 215Philosophical Issues (UNC PHIL 101) 2
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics (UNC PHIL 160) 2
Social/Behavioral Science (two coures from at least two different disciplines)6
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics (UNC GENR 119) 3
ECO 252Principles of Microeconomics (UNC GENR 119) 3
HIS 111World Civilizations I (UNC GENR 113)
HIS 112World Civilizations II (UNC GENR 113)
HIS 131American History I (UNC HIST 127)
HIS 132American History II (UNC HIST 128)
POL 120American Government (UNC POLI 100)
PSY 150General Psychology (UNC PSYC 101)
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology (UNC SOCI 101)
Mathematics (select two courses)8
MAT 171Precalculus Algebra (UNC MATH 110P)
MAT 172Pre-calculus Trigonometry (UNC MATH 130 + MATH 110P)
MAT 263Brief Calculus (UNC MATH 152 + MATH 110P)
MAT 271Calculus I (UNC MATH 231 + MATH 129P + MATH 110P)
MAT 272 Calculus II (UNC MATH 232 + MATH 110P)
Natural Sciences (select 8 SCH from the following courses):8
AST 151/151AGeneral Astronomy I and Lab (UNC ASTR 101/100L)
BIO 110Principles of Biology (UNC GENR 116)
BIO 111 & 112General Biology I & II (UNC BIOL 101/101L + BIOL 103 + BIOL 104)
CHM 151 & 152General Chemistry I & II (UNC CHEM 101/101L +CHEM 102/102L)
GEL 111Introduction Geology (UNC EMES 101/101L)
PHY 110/110AConceptual Physics and Lab (UNC PHYS 101)
PHYS 151 & 152College Physics I & II (UNC PHYS 114 + PHYS 115)
PHYS 251 & 252General Physics I & II (UNC PHYS 118 + PHYS 119)
Total Hours34

IDEAs In Action Requirements not covered by the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement that could be completed at the Community College:

COM 231 (UNC COMM 113) can fulfill COMMBEYOND; COM 120 (UNC COMM 120), CHM 2512 (UNC CHEM 261 + CHEM 262L) or CHM 2522 (UNC CHEM 262 + CHEM 262L) can fulfill RESEARCH, and PED 110 (LFIT 998) can fulfill LIFE-FIT.


Students who complete both ENG 111 and 112 receive credit for UNC ENGL 100 + ENGL 105.


Course may have prerequisite(s). Consult the North Carolina Community College Combined Course Library for most current information.


ECO 251 + 252 = UNC ECON 101 + UNC GENR 119.

Additional Resources

Applying to Carolina

Advising and Community College Course Selection

  • For UGETC, Pre-Major, Elective, or GEC course options, please refer to the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement transfer course list.
  • Students should work with their community college academic advisor to ensure appropriate course selection for AA/AS degree completion.

Additional Resources

  • To find out how your N.C. community college coursework will transfer to UNC, please view the transfer credit list for your community college campus.