Mar 22, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, B.S.

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Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences provides an experiential human-based education in biomedical, imaging, and clinical sciences, and is built upon the foundations of biology and chemistry. The Bachelor of Science in Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences degree program offers specializations in Medical Laboratory Science, Histotechnology, Radiologic Technology, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Pre-clinical Professions, Pre-pharmacy Sciences, and Pre-Physician Assistant. Using clinical perspectives to develop critical thinking, teamwork, and communication skills, students are prepared for a variety of health careers or the pursuit of advanced graduate education (M.D., D.O., PA, Pharm.D., DDS, DVM, etc.).

Students pursuing a Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences (CDS) degree are required to complete a minimum of 120 credits and fulfill the requirements described below.

Requirements for clinical and diagnostic sciences, B.S.

1. General Education requirements

In order to graduate on-schedule without taking additional courses, it is highly recommended that students meet with an Undergraduate Academic Adviser concerning the selection of all of their general education courses.

Each candidate for an Oakland University baccalaureate will need to satisfactorily complete approved courses in each of the following areas: Foundation, Exploration, Integration, Writing, U.S. Diversity and Capstone. For details, refer to the General Education Requirements  section of the catalog.

2. Complete the CDS core curriculum

3. Complete the specialization course requirements specified under one of the following specializations:

Histotechnology ; Medical Laboratory Science ; Nuclear Medicine Technology ; Radiologic Technology ; Pre-Clinical Professions ; Pre-Physician Assistant ; or Pre-Pharmacy 

4. Complete all CDS major program course-work with a cumulative GPA of 2.80 or higher