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A-State Closing at 1 pm on Wednesday, March 4

Arkansas State University will be closing at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 due to incoming winter weather. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will be open until 8 p.m.
  • The Red Wolf Center will close at 3 p.m.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will close at 1 p.m.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will close at 1 p.m.
  • Tonight's performance of "12 Angry Men" has been cancelled. Contact the Box Office for refund information.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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(870) 972-3820

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Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Red Blood Cells

The Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) program was initiated in 1976 as a Medical Technology Program on the ASU campus as a part of the Biology Department. In 1982, the program was transferred to the newly formed College of Nursing & Health Professions.

Accredited by NAACLS

The Clinical Laboratory Science Programs at Arkansas State University are accredited by the:

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)
8410 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 670
Chicago, IL  60631-3415       
Phone:  773 - 714 - 8880
Internet: http://www.naacls.org
Email:  info@naacls.org

The CLS department offers an associates and bachelors degrees in clinical laboratory science. Both programs are accredited by NAACLS. 

Our CLS programs are designed to provide skilled and competent health care professionals who can serve the needs of the citizens of the state of Arkansas and beyond. Over the past three decades, our programs have achieved an excellent reputation with the hospitals and clinics of northeast Arkansas and bordering states.

What is Clinical Laboratory Science?

The field of clinical laboratory sciences offers endless opportunities to students who have strong skills in the biological and chemical sciences and interest in playing an integral part in health care services. Clinical laboratory scientists are academically prepared to perform a variety of analyses which aid the physician in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.


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Our Mission

The purpose of the Clinical Laboratory Science Programs is to provide varied and rich educational experiences that foster the theoretical knowledge and technical skills necessary for graduates to provide quality laboratory services in accordance with nationally accepted standards.


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Job Openings

Lab technician testing samples

Our department posts job openings for regional health care facilities. 


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Degree Questions?

For questions concerning any of our degrees, please contact:

Valerie Long

Health Professions Academic Advisor
College of Nursing and Health Professions
Room 416
Phone: 870-972-3713