Undergraduate Programs


General Information
As grade point average is a reflection of self-motivation, self-discipline, and the desire to achieve, favorable consideration is given to applicants with high grade point averages. In addition, applicants must demonstrate proficiency in biological and physical sciences. Candidates for this program should work well with others, have a genuine desire to improve the health of humanity, and be willing to accept the responsibilities of providing health care service. Students accepted into the program must complete the school’s and the program’s admission requirements listed below before the first day of classes. Admission to the professional program is competitive; therefore, completion of the prerequisites does not guarantee admission to the program.

Criteria Used for Selection of Class Cumulative grade point average, biology grade point average, interview.

Class Size Eight each fall semester.

Specific Requirements
In addition to the Health Professions Programs admission policies and procedures found at the beginning of this section of the bulletin, the following admission policies apply to the Cytotechnology Program:

Application Deadline  December 1 of the year before anticipated entry.

Total Number of Prerequisite Credit Hours  83

Distribution of Credits in Specific Areas  25 credit hours in biology

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.

Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average  2.50 on a 4.00 scale. This requirement is applied at the time of program application and must be maintained.

Minimum Specific Grade Point Average  Biology grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale. This requirement is applied at the time of program application and must be maintained.

Minimum Grade Requirement in a Stated Prerequisite Course  C (2.00 on a 4.00 scale).

Interview  All qualified applicants must participate in an interview. Interviews start the second week of January.

Technical Standards  See Health Professions Programs policy.

Medical Requirements  Students accepted into the professional program must complete a health form, immunization card, chest X ray, and eye examination before classes begin.

Indiana Residents Preference Policy  See Health Professions Programs policy.

Volunteer Experience  While volunteer experience is not required, it is very helpful in making a career choice.

Last Updated: August 14, 2012