The Clinical Laboratory Sciences program is a joint degree program offered in collaboration with Rutgers School of Health Related Professions. Monmouth students may select from program concentrations in medical laboratory science or cytotechnology.
Cytotechnologists use microscopic, histocytochemical, and molecular techniques to examine cells from all body sources collected by swab or fine needle biopsy. They work closely with cytopathologists to analyze microscopic, cellular changes to determine the presence of cancerous, infectious, or benign diseases.
Medical laboratory scientists use sophisticated instruments and biochemical, microscopic, molecular, and immunological techniques to analyze medical specimens. They provide essential information to physicians about the presence, extent, or absence of disease, as well as the effectiveness of treatment. They also apply their biomedical expertise in many areas, such as cancer research, stem cell and organ transplantation, and infectious and genetic disease testing.
Clinical laboratory scientists play a major role in patient care by providing laboratory data that are crucial for the diagnosis of diseases, management of patient therapy, and maintenance of health. Various career opportunities include:
Graduates may also enter advanced degree programs in medicine, dentistry, or biomedical sciences.