Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences (Pre-Professional)

This tool should only be used as a guide — remember to meet with your academic adviser, Career Services and/or faculty to determine appropriate career options.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences (CDS) with a pre-professional specialization provides the requirements and excellent preparation for post-baccalaureate degrees (MD, PA, DDS, DVM, etc.) and incorporates the necessary background for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) entrance exam.

Since the pre-professional path uniquely focuses on human physiology and pathology it provides significant applicability to your clinical pursuits.

  • My future career:

    Histotechnologist

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    Medical Laboratory Scientist

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    Nuclear Medicine Technologist

  • My future career:

    Radiologic Technologist

  • My future career:

    Cytotechnologist

    • Career & Salary Information
    • Possible Career Options
    • Median Salary*
    • Education Needed
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    * Median salary for the state of Michigan

    ** These professional organizations provide an excellent starting point for your research. There are many more resources available online.

    Possible Career Options

    • Biomedical Sales and Service
    • Clinical Chemist
    • Computed Tomography
    • Cytogenetic Technologist
    • Cytotechnologist
    • Dentist
    • Doctor of Osteopathy
    • Educator
    • Forensic Laboratory Specialist
    • Genetic Technologist
    • Interventional Radiography
    • Lab Assistant
    • Lab/Hospital Management
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    • Mammography
    • Medical Doctor
    • Medical Examiner
    • Medical Physicist
    • Optometrist
    • Pathologist
    • Pathologist Assistant
    • Phlebotomist
    • Physician Assistant
    • Radiation Therapy
    • Radiologist
    • Toxicologist
    • Veterinarian