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Biology Pre-Cytotechnology

Overview

59 credit

The pre-cytotechnology program is a four-year program designed to provide the student with a bachelor of arts degree with a major in biology pre-cytotechnology. Saint Mary’s University is affiliated with the cytotechnology training program at the Mayo School of Health Sciences.

Prior to a clinical year of internship, the student must complete three years of course work (90 credits) at Saint Mary’s University, including the general education requirements. Of these 90 credits, 30 must be upper-division credits. Acceptance to the clinical program at Mayo is contingent upon the student’s academic achievement. Upon successful completion of the clinical program, the student receives a certificate in cytotechnology and is eligible to take the National Registry Examination of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

Students may choose to fulfill all biology major degree requirements prior to entering the clinical program.

A student graduating from Saint Mary’s University prior to completing the cytotechnology training program at Mayo will receive a bachelor of arts degree with a major in biology pre-cytotechnology. A student graduating from Saint Mary’s University after successfully completing the cytotechnology training program at Mayo will receive a bachelor of arts degree with a major in biology cytotechnology.

Clinical training experience is to be completed at an accredited and approved hospital program of cytotechnology over a twelve-month period. The school of cytotechnology currently affiliated with Saint Mary’s University is the Mayo School of Health Sciences, Rochester, Minn.

Sample Schedule (Paradigm) and Course Descriptions

Jeanne Minnerath
Jeanne Minnerath, Ph.D.
Biology - Associate Professor, Biology - Director of Allied Health Program

(507) 457-1770
jminnera@smumn.edu