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 Clinic School of Health Sciences, Rochester, MN.
Prior to a clinical year of internship, the student must complete the general education requirements as well as the pre-requisite courses listed below at Saint Mary’s University (approximately three years of coursework). Of the credits taken at Saint Mary’s, 30 must be upper-division credits. Acceptance to the clinical program at Mayo is contingent upon the student’s academic achievement. While completing the clinical program, the student will be enrolled at Saint Mary’s and will be required to pay a special course fee. 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.
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.