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Cytotechnology Curriculum

Courses in the Indiana University School of Medicine Bachelor degree program in Cytotechnology are sequential and must be taken in the order specified by the program faculty.

Fall Semester Course Credits
Gynecologic Cytology, Normal PATH-A 412 3.0
Gynecologic Cytology, Abnormal) PATH-A 422 3.0
Pulmonary Cytology PATH-A 432 3.0
Techniques in Medical Cytology PATH-A 462 2.0
Certification Internship I PATH-A 465 3.0
Seminar in Cytology I PATH-A 470 2.0
Total 16.0
Spring Semester Course Credits
Cytology of Body Fluids PATH-A 442 2.0
Cytology of the Gastrointestinal Tract PATH-A 453 2.0
Urinary Tract Cytology PATH-A 454 2.0
Certification Internship II PATH-A 465 6.0
Seminar in Cytology II PATH-A 470 2.0
Total 14.0
Summer Semester Course Credits
Cytology of Fine Needle Aspiration (PATH-A 455) PATH-A 455 2.0
Certification Internship II (PATH-A 465) PATH-A 465 3.0
Investigations in Cytopathology (PATH-A 490) PATH-A 490 2.0
Total 7.0


Recommendations for degrees awarded with distinction are based upon superior academic performance. The Cytotechnology program recognizes superior academic and professional conduct with the Liang-Che Tao Outstanding Student Award, which is awarded to a graduating senior.

Graduation Requirements

To qualify for graduation, Cytotechnology students must complete 120 credit hours of coursework, including 83 credit hours of prerequisites and general-education courses and 37 credit hours of professional courses. All course work must be completed in compliance with the program’s and school’s academic and professional policies.