Major in Cytotechnology
Offered by Saint Louis University's Doisy College of Health Sciences
- Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in cytotechnology
- Post-baccalaureate certificate in cytotechnology
Saint Louis University Cytotechnology Program OverviewSaint Louis University's undergraduate cytotechnology degree is one of only 31 nationally and is the only cytotechnology program in Missouri or Illinois. If you choose to major in cytotechnology at SLU's Doisy College of Health Sciences, you'll have the chance to conduct research and produce projects or papers acceptable for publication and presentation at professional conferences.
SLU's cytotechnology students enjoy guaranteed placement in clinical practicum sites and graduate pass rates consistently above the national average on national certification exams. There may be additional admission requirements associated with this program. Please see the fact sheet for detailed information.
What You'll Learn in SLU's Cytotechnology ProgramStudents in SLU's cytotechnology program choose between pre-professional health, pre-med, pre-physician assistant and physician assistant-scholars curriculum options.
SLU cytotechnology students are welcome as student members of the St. Louis Society of Cytology, American Society for Cytotechnology and American Society of Cytopathology, and have access to student laboratory facilities located in the state-of-the-art Doisy College of Health Sciences. In addition, local clinical affiliates are frequently interested in placing SLU's cytotechnology students in lab assistant positions during their undergraduate experience.
What Can You Do With a Cytotechnology Degree from SLU?Saint Louis University's cytotechnology program's graduate career placement rate is typically between 95 and 100 percent.
As a cytotechnologist, you will be qualified to work in conjunction with pathologists to detect and diagnose diseases. While most cytotechnology graduates work in diagnostic testing and laboratory management, some choose positions in research, education, or industry. Many graduates also choose to go directly to graduate, medical or professional schools.