CLS Freshman Declare Option

The CLS Program offers a four-year option that enables Stony Brook freshmen students to declare a lower division of the major and if successful, advance to the upper division of the program for their Junior and Senior years. 

Note: An AOI in CLS does not mean you have declared the major. 

In order to become a Freshman Declared Major in CLS at Stony Brook you must meet with a faculty advisor in the CLS program. They will advise you as to which courses you need to take in order to crossover to the CLS program for your Junior and Senior years. You will be asked to complete a change of major form and drop your current major. 

Note: All change of major forms will not be processed until after fall grades are posted and you have met the 2.5 minimum GPA. 

When you declared Clinical Laboratory Sciences as your major during your freshman year, you must complete the following in  order to advance to the upper division major:

  • Fulfill prerequisite courses with a grade of "C" or better.
  • Complete Introduction Course (HAD 210) with an A– or better
  • Maintain a GPA 2.5 or higher

If you would like to schedule a meeting please contact catherine.gropper@stonybrook.edu with dates and times you are available. 

At this time all meetings will be held remotely on zoom.