Department of Biology
Cytotechnologists are highly skilled laboratory professionals who enjoy excellent opportunities in the present job market, which include hospital laboratories, private clinics and cancer research laboratories. In our 3+1 program the student spends three years in coursework at Slippery Rock University and one calendar year in clinical and didactic study at an American Medical Association accredited hospital school of cytotechnology.
During the three years on campus the student earns a minimum of 91 credits. Upon the successful completion of the clinical 12 months, the university accepts 29 semester credits in transfer and awards the bachelor of science degree. Because of the nature of the cytotechnology curriculum, transfer students are strongly urged to earn 64 credits at Slippery Rock University.
Slippery Rock University is formally affiliated with the Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT, and the School of Cytotechnology, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY.
Note: A 2.000 average must be maintained in BIOL 104, 210, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, and 250 before cytotechnology students can move on to the next required course. See also Department of Biology guidelines for further restrictions.
This program prepares you to sit for a national exam that may lead to professional licensure and/or certification. Professional licensure and/or certification vary by state and you are urged to check with your state licensing board.