This concentration is not accepting students.
Course work for the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences with a concentration in cytotechnology provides a solid background in the sciences and teaches the skills needed to work as an allied health professional who studies cells and cellular anomalies.
The Department of Biological Sciences offers a concentration in cytotechnology as an option within the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences (BSMLS). This concentration is available through affiliation with the following programs, which are approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP):
- The University of Vermont Medical Center School of Cytotechnology in Burlington, VT.
Students entering this concentration will be prepared to meet the requirements to enter a school of cytotechnology but will not meet the requirements to enter a school of medical laboratory sciences unless additional course work is taken. Consult with a departmental advisor for clarification.
Upon graduation with this concentration, students are eligible to take national examinations given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Upon passing the registry examination, the student is considered a certified cytotechnologist. The awarding of the degree is not contingent upon students’ passing the national board examination.
To complete this concentration, students must complete all of the following requirements.