At IPFW you may complete three years towards the Bachelor of Science in cytotechnology. You must apply and be admitted to the Cytotechnology Program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) to complete the degree. Completion of IPFW course work does not guarantee admission to the IUPUI program. Graduates receive their degree from the IU School of Medicine.
Prerequisite Courses – Prior to entering IUPUI’s Cytotechnology Program, the student must complete the minimum prerequisites. These prerequisites may be completed at IPFW. Students should consult with an IPFW allied health sciences advisor for appropriate courses and semester sequencing.
Suggested Electives - Biology electives: microbiology, embryology, genetics, animal cell physiology, immunology, and cell biology. With the approval of IUPUI’s cytotechnology program director other biology courses may be substituted. Students must earn a total of 25 credit hours in biology, including BIOL 10900 or 11900, BIOL 21500, 21600, and 3 upper level courses that include labs. Other electives: art appreciation, medical terminology, statistics, computer science/technology, supervision (OLS), medical microbiology, biochemistry, endocrinology, parasitology, virology, cytogenetics, organic chemistry, physics, and mathematics.
Total Number of Prerequisite Credit Hours – 90 These may be completed at IPFW.
Limitations of Course Work - Biology credits earned more than seven years before application must be updated by taking 3 additional credit hours related to cell biology within a period of time not to exceed 12 months before admission. Remedial courses will not fulfill prerequisite hours.
Class Size - Eight each fall semester
Criteria Used for Selection of Class - Cumulative grade point average, biology grade point average, interview
Application Deadline - December 1 of the year prior to desired entry
Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average - 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. This requirement is applied at the time of program application and must be maintained.
Minimum Specific Grade Point Average – 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for all biology course work. This requirement is applied at the time of program application and must be maintained.
Minimum Grade Requirement in a Stated Prerequisite Course – C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale)
Interview – Qualified applicants must participate in an interview. Interviews are conducted between November and January.
Technical Standards - See IUPUI Health Professions Programs policy.
Clinical Observation/Volunteer Experience - While such experience is not required, it is very helpful in making a career choice.
The details of your prerequisite course work should be discussed with an IPFW allied health sciences advisor. You are also encouraged to consult an advisor at the IUPUI campus to discuss the degree by calling (317)278-4752 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The most current program information is found at http://msa.iusm.iu.edu/hpp/.
For a complete listing of the IU Course Equivalency Grid see medicine.iu.edu/hpp/index.php/download_file/view/196/106/.
For a complete listing of the Non-IU Course Equivalency Grid see medicine.iu.edu/hpp/index.php/download_file/view/199/106/.