B.S. in Cytotechnology
The B.S. in Cytotechnology is designed to prepare students for entering the job market as a Cytotechnologist. Students complete a minimum of 128 credits, including the Conolly College core requirements, specific biology course requirements (including Physiology and Genetics) and Medical Technology I and II. In addition, students must complete a hospital training program for certification as well as pass the state licensing examination.
About the Field
Biology majors are encouraged to develop specific career objectives while pursuing undergraduate studies. Departmental advisers will assist students in exploring career possibilities and in devising a personalized plan of study that will best prepare them for their career goals. In addition to the cytotechnologist career, a bachelor’s of science degree can be used as a steppingstone for other career paths. Students may further their scientific pursuits by earning a Master of Science or a Ph.D. in the biological sciences. Successful graduates also may choose to enter medical, osteopathic, veterinary or dental schools to obtain professional degrees. In addition, graduates can choose from a wide variety of health-related fields, such as physical therapy, nursing, genetic counseling and radiologic technology, to name a few.