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IMPORTANT:  This program has been exempted from the IUPUI General Education Core; site updated to reflect that change. 

Associate of Science in Histotechnology

Prerequisites Students should consult with the program director for appropriate courses in order to meet the prerequisites. Alternately, completion of the Certificate in Histotechnology or prior certification by the American Society for Clinical Pathology as a histotechnician (HT).

Professional Program
Indiana University offers online courses through various campuses, please contact Histotechnology Program Director for available options.  Courses may be completed at any regionally accredited college or university and transferred to IUPUI.  Please see below minimum number of hours that must be completed within the IU system to meet graduation requirements.  Degree completion courses may be completed, for the most part, in any sequence.  The Histotechnology Program capstone course is designed to be taken near the completion of the associate degree.

Degree Completion Courses
The following courses must be satisfactorily completed for the associate degree. 

Please contact the Program Director for assistance for course equivalents at other colleges or universities.

Written Communication, One Course:
---Elementary Composition

3 cr.

Verbal Communication, One Course:
---Speech Communication 

3 cr.

College Mathematics
(College Algebra or Higher)

3 cr.

Arts/Humanities Elective

3 cr.

Social Science Elective, Two Courses:
---Psychology (Preferred)
---Sociology (Preferred)

6 cr.

Life & Physical Sciences, Two Content Areas:
---Biology (5.0 Cr Hrs)
(General Biology Preferred)
---Chemistry  (3.0 Cr Hrs)
(Principles of Chemistry Preferred)

8 cr.

Additional Life & Physical Sciences, One Course:
---Additional Biology
Human Biology or Human Anatomy/Physiology (Preferred)

4 cr.

Histotechnology Capstone (PATH-H 201)

6 cr.

Special Credit Policy  Practicing histologists certified by ASCP (HT) may apply for special credit courses PATH-H 105 (Histotechnology Credential Theory) and PATH-H 185 (Histotechnology Credential), in lieu of taking certificate-level courses, when working toward the associate degree at IUPUI. Special credit courses PATH-H 105  and PATH-H 185  are normally not transferable to other colleges or universities.

Graduation Requirements  Satisfactory completion of 60credit hours, to include 30 credit hours of degree-completion courses and 30 credit hours of professional courses (including capstone). If needed, elective hours can be used to bring the student's degree-completion courses to 30 credit hours as long as all content areas have been completed.  All course work must be completed in compliance with the program’s and school’s academic and professional policies. Minimum of 30 credits hours must be completed at Indiana University; special credit (PATH-H 105 and 185) courses do not qualify.

Updated: April 17, 2015