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Cytotechnology (B.A.)

Students take a look at the anatomical structure of the face and neck.

A student who graduates from Thiel College with a major in cytotechnology will understand basic biological and chemical principles that are necessary to understand clinical cytological applications.

They will also:

  • study, analyze and interpret biological and chemical principles that are necessary to understand clinical cytological applications
  • be able to effectively communicate in written form basic biological and chemical principles that are necessary to understand clinical cytological applications
  • be prepared for discipline-related employment

Major Requirements

  • 20 hours in biology including:
    • BIO 145 Foundations of Biology
    • BIO 212 Microbiology
    • BIO 322 Genetics
    • BIO 393 Cell Biology
    • CHEM 140 General Chemistry I
    • CHEM 160 General Chemistry II
    • CHEM 200 Organic Chemistry I
  • One additional lab course
    • MATH 211 Statistics

In the senior year, majors in cytotechnology must attend one of the hospital-based, ASCP-approved programs for clinical training. A total of 32 credit hours is awarded for this experience.

Details regarding the content of the clinical course work for both the medical technology and cytotechnology programs may be obtained by contacting the medical technology/cytotechnology coordinator.