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Real World Experience Makes All the Difference

Training on professional equipment gives SRU students the edge in cytotechnology.

Biology: Cytotechnology

Offered by: Biology

Note: Beginning spring 2021, students will no longer be able to select this concentration. if you have any questions, please contact the program director, Dr. Stacy Hrizo.

Cytotechnologist is not a career you hear about all the time, but it is one of the most in demand positions in the field of biology. These highly skilled laboratory professionals have excellent job opportunities and security. At SRU, you'll spend 3 years studying in the classroom before spending one year at one of our affiliates. Most of our students attend the cytotechnology program at Magee Women's Hospital.

Why Choose Biology: Cytotechnology?

When you choose a major in Biology: Cytotechnology at SRU, you are choosing not only a solid foundation in general biology, but an in-depth course of study that will give you the competitive edge over others in the field.

What Will You Learn?

During three years on the SRU campus, you will earn 96 credit hours, which will expose you to the breadth of the field of biology, including botany, zoology, and genetics.

Your senior year is spent in 12 months of intensive training at an accredited hospital school of cytotechnology, where you are trained to collect and analyze specimens for early detection of cancer, and for other pathological conditions.

Careers In Biology: Cytotechnology

The cytotechnology profession has been characterized by tremendous growth and expansion in the past decade.  You will find yourself as a student of cytotechnology at a time when job opportunities abound, and students are in short supply.  Most cytotechnologists work under the direct supervision of a pathologist in hospital laboratories.

Opportunities also exist in private clinics, in private industry, and in research laboratories. Your work as a cytotechnologist can be very rewarding, especially if you are interested in contributing to a dynamic, respected medical profession.

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