Undergraduate Programs

Educational Program
Bachelor of Science in Cytotechnology at IUPUI
  • Medical Director:  Associate Professor H. Cramer
  • Program Director:  Associate Professor W. Crabtree
  • Clinical Assistant Professor:  B. McGahey Frain

Length of the Program  Four years, including three years (83 semester hours) of prerequisite course work plus 12 months (37 semester hours) of professional course work.

Structure of the Program  The prerequisites may be taken on a part-time basis; the professional program is presented in a full-time, day format only.

Design of the Professional Curriculum  An integral relationship between the program and the cytology service laboratory provides students with maximum exposure to a functioning cytology laboratory. The learning process follows a structured, logical sequence for the presentation of essential concepts and skills.

Individual instruction, demonstrations, lectures, and conferences are all used as methods of instruction. Student inquiry and research that will foster greater understanding and possible revision of presented material are encouraged. Opportunity is provided for the student to pursue special interests in the field of cytology.

Location of Clinicals All clinical sites for the program are located within the Indianapolis area.

Additional Cost  In addition to regular university fees, the student should expect to pay for program-related expenses. Contact program for current cost sheet.

Opportunity for Students to Work  Some students have part-time jobs.

Program Facilities  The Cytotechnology Program is offered at the IUPUI campus, which has modern educational and medical facilities. Dedicated program space is located in the  IU Health Pathology Laboratory Building. Cytology laboratories located in the IU Health Pathology Laboratory, Wishard Memorial Hospital, Methodist Hospital, and the Veterans Administration Hospital are also used.

Accreditation  The curriculum of the Cytotechnology Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org).

Last Updated: August 14, 2012