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    100% of Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) students who have completed their college-based courses are accepted into a clinical internship program.

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    100% of students who begin the clinical laboratory internship complete their internship successfully.

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    100% of students who complete the clinical internship have passed the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification exam.

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    100% of students completing the Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) program have found immediate employment in the field.

Bronx Health Expo
Natural Sciences

Students who choose Biology, Health Sciences and Clinical Laboratory Science can pursue careers in hospitals, private laboratories and research facilities. Students can also consider graduate school and preparation for professional schools such as: medicine or dentistry.

Students can also choose our new Exercise Science performance track focused on fitness. The program prepares students for work in a variety of high demand fields, including strength and conditioning, personal training, weight loss management and performance coaching.

Mercy College Pre-Med Program
Preparing for a Career in Medicine

The B.S. in Biology includes courses that are standard pre-requisite courses, commonly recommended, or essential for success in a medical school application and preparation for the Medical College Admission Test.

Completing the B.S. in Biology does not guarantee admission to a Mercy College graduate professional program or medical school. Graduates of the B.S. in Biology must apply to chosen programs, meet specific requirements, and compete with all other applicants. The B.S. in Biology may or may not satisfy the course requirements for admission to graduate or medical programs. Courses can vary based on the college/university. Students have the responsibility to check entrance requirements for college/university to which they intend to apply. 

Students interested in a career in Medicine should contact: 

Dr. Renee Haskew-Layton
(914) 674-7145

Programs Offered


Science Research

Interested in getting involved in research? Interested in finding out about research internships? Please visit the Department of Natural Sciences Research Portal


The Step Up to STEM Summer Research Camp is a free four-week program that is intended to give students who have an existing interest in one of the STEM fields - Science, Technology, Mathematics, or Psychology - concrete experience in up-to-date research techniques that will give them a leg up in completing their degrees, finding work in the private sector, and completing advanced degrees. Students work in small groups led by instructors well-versed in their field, learning fundamental principles of problem solving: from conducting background research, to formulating a hypothesis and collecting data, to analysis and presentation of research findings. While doing this, students gain a firm understanding of how problems are solved in the real world, and develop confidence in themselves and their abilities to apply academic knowledge to addressing real problems.