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Bachelor of Science in Cytotechnology

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B.S. Degree Requirements

This program requires 3 years of undergraduate college course work including a minimum of 90 semester credit hours at KU Lawrence campus, or at another university or community college and 1 year of professional courses at KU Medical Center. Students are allowed no more than 64 hours of lower-division classes.

To graduate from KU and be eligible to sit for the CT (ASCP) registry examination, students must have completed a minimum of 129 credit hours, including 39 hours in the cytotechnology program. To obtain a bachelor’s degree from KU, a student must earn the least 30 hours of credit for the degree by resident study. Transfer students should be aware that all transfer courses for which they have requested credit must be equivalent to courses required at KU, or additional course work will be required. All other degree requirements must be fulfilled. All required science prerequisites must be passed with a grade of C or better. Detailed curriculum information is found on the program's website.

Students must earn grades of B or above to continue in the program. Program requirements and course offerings are subject to change. Prospective students should contact the program for the latest information.

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Clinical Program in Cytotechnology

The cytotechnology professional program requires enrollment during the fall, spring, and summer terms of the senior year. The following courses are required:

CYTO 300 Introduction to Cytology 5
CYTO 321 Neoplasia in the Female Genital Tract I 5
CYTO 322 Neoplasia in the Female Genital Tract II 6
CYTO 523 Fundamentals of Analytical Techniques Laboratory
CYTO 355 Cytology Lab Management, Respiratory Cytology, and Oral Cytology 4
CYTO 370 Effusions, C.S.F., and Miscellaneous Cytology 3
CYTO 380 Gastrointestinal, Breast, G.U., and F.N.A. Cytology 6
CYTO 415 Scientific Method and Literature in Cytology 1
CYTO 420 Advanced Practicum in Cytology 2
CYTO 450 Advanced Topics in Cytology 2
CLS 605 Introduction to Molecular Diagnostics I 1
CLS 607 Introduction to Molecular Diagnostics I Laboratory
CLS 622 Problems in Molecular Genetics,  Molecular Diagnostics, Proteomics, and Molecular Immunology 2
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