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Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences

The Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences (CDS) program is designed to prepare students for professional opportunities in a variety of growing healthcare fields. Because it meets the basic academic requirements, the curriculum provides excellent preparation for entry into post-baccalaureate professional programs.

The Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences program offers a variety of specializations founded on current advances in biomedical, imaging, and clinical sciences such that students are prepared for entry-level health-related employment or for graduate education in the laboratory sciences, related basic sciences, or for professional degrees. The program is committed to producing graduates who are competent, compassionate, who employ critical thinking skills, and who are poised to become leaders in their respective fields. The program is dedicated to generating and disseminating scholarly work and providing a learning environment that advocates professionalism and promotes excellence in healthcare service to the community.

Specialization Internships
All students must complete the  CDS  student profile and submit a completed copy to the advising office.  Students should provide a completed CDS student profile copy to the individuals for whom they are requesting  recommendations.  Students seeking internships in either the MLS or NMT specializations must also complete the internship site preference list.

It is recommended that students have a 3.00 overall GPA for application to any of the six specializations.  Students with lower grade point averages may be admitted provisionally pending satisfactory completion of appropriate fall semester, junior-year course work.

Acceptance into the internship programs is competitive and is based on grade point average, personal interview and letters of recommendation.  The application process for each of the specializations is unique.  Students are advised to carefully read about their chosen specialization.


To be accepted into a clinical specialization internship, students must submit a formal application for each program for which they seek consideration. 

  • Applications for the cytotechnology and histotechnology internship programs are processed in the winter semester of the sophomore year (or following completion of the biomedical diagnostic and therapeutic sciences core curriculum). 
  • Application for nuclear medicine internships are processed during the winter semester of the junior year 
  • Application for the MLS internships are processed during the summer prior to the senior year. 
  • Applications to the Radiologic Technology program are processed during Winter semester of sophomore year. 

Students should check each clinical program's websites for exact application dates.

Places to Apply

Apply Meet the Faculty Pre-Professional Concentration