Pasteur Hall, Room 220 (507-457-5271)
WSU DIRECTOR, CYTOTECHNOLOGY
Edward Thompson, Professor; B.A., Macalester College, St. Paul; Ph.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; 1992 -
Mayo School of Health-Related Science, Rochester, MN
Jill Caudill, M.Ed., CT, (ASCP), Education Coordinator
John Goellner, M.S., Medical Director
Marshfield Medical Center, Marshfield, WI
Virginia R. Narlock, Ph.D., C.L.S. (ASCP) Program Director, Laboratory
George Rupp, M.D., Medical Director, Laboratory Education Programs
Donald Schnitzler, Education Coordinator, Cytotechnology
WSUís Cytotechnology Program is administered by the Biology Department and the College of Science and Engineering. It is a four-year course of study leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Cytotechnology. The first three years are spent at WSU, where the student completes courses in the basic sciences of biology and chemistry as well as the WSU University Studies requirements. The fourth year is spent in a clinical setting at one of the cytotechnology programs affiliated with WSU, where the student receives intensive training in the sub-disciplines and techniques of cytotechnology.
Before they can apply for the year of clinical training, students must complete three years (96 semester hours) at WSU with a minimum grade point average of 3.00. Students should note that acceptance into the fourth year of clinical training is not automatic upon completion of the third year at WSU. The number of spaces each year in clinical training programs is limited, and there is significant competition for these spaces. Students are accepted by the clinical institutions based upon their academic achievement and their potential for a successful career as a cytotechnologist. The latter is determined through letters of recommendation from University faculty and a personal interview with faculty of the clinical institution.
During the clinical year, each student registers for the appropriate number of credits at WSU, and his or her progress is evaluated each semester. Upon successful completion of the clinical program, the student receives a certificate in cytotechnology and then is eligible to write the National Registry Examination given by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP). If all WSU requirements have been completed, the student also is granted the degree of Bachelor of Science in Cytotechnology.
First-year students entering this program should consult with Dr. Thompson soon after their arrival on campus, and all cytotechnology students must meet with him for academic review and advising prior to registration for each semester. Dr. Thompson must approve all student schedules each semester.
UNIVERSITY STUDIES FLAG REQUIREMENTS
Students may use flag courses to satisfy both University Studies and major requirements. Flag courses will usually be in the studentís major or minor program. The Biology Department offers the following flag courses in the University Studies Program:
BIOL 307 Cell Biology Laboratory (1)
BIOL 309 Developmental Biology (3)
BIOL 409 General Microbiology (4)
BIOL 315 Environmental Biology (3)
BIOL 423 Ecosystem Ecology (3)
BIOL 460 General Parasitology (3)
BIOL 462 Parasitology (4)
Math/Critical Analysis #
BIOL 310 Genetics (3)
BIOL 308 Cell Biology (3)
BIOL 323 General Physiology (5)
BIOL 415 Ecology of Large Rivers (4)
BIOL 431 Molecular Biology Laboratory (4)
BIOL 445 Immunology (3)
BIOL 499 Capstone Project (1-3)
Flag courses that can be used to satisfy cytotechnology major requirements are identified in the lists of required courses and electives in this section.
B.S. MAJOR - CYTOTECHNOLOGY (CYTO)
82 S.H. (No Minor Required)
REQUIRED MAJOR AREA COURSES (31 S.H.)
BIOL 241 Basics of Life (4)
BIOL 242 Organismal Diversity (4)
#BIOL 308 Cell Biology (3)
# BIOL 310 Genetics (3)
# BIOL 307 Cell Biology Laboratory (1) OR
BIOL 311 Genetics Laboratory (1)
BIOL 201 Human Anatomy (4)
#BIOL 323 General Physiology (4)
# BIOL 409 General Microbiology (4)
BIOL 470 Histology (4)
Note: BIOL 241 and 242 should be taken prior to BIOL 201, 307, 308, and 310. BIOL 308 should be taken prior to or concurrently with BIOL 307. BIOL 323 should be taken after BIOL 201. BIOL 409 and 470 should be taken after BIOL 308, 310 and 307.
MAJOR ELECTIVES (7 S.H.)
Choose at least 7 S.H. from the following courses:
# BIOL 309 Developmental Biology (3)
#BIOL 445 Immunology (3)
# BIOL 460 Parasitology (3)
CHEM 340 Organic Survey (4)
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS (12 S.H.)
Chemistry (8 S.H.)
* CHEM 212 Principles of Chemistry I (4)
* CHEM 213 Principles of Chemistry II (4)
Mathematics (4 S.H.)
MATH 120 Precalculus (4)
Note: MATH 150 and MATH 155 may be substituted for MATH 120.
CLINICAL EDUCATION (32 S.H.)
BIOL 481 Cytotechnology I (12)
BIOL 482 Cytotechnology II (12)
BIOL 483 Cytotechnology III (4)
BIOL 484 Cytotechnology IV (4)
Note: The clinical training can be completed at any approved clinical training site.
See specific program areas (i.e., biology, chemistry, and mathematics) in this catalog for descriptions of the courses cited for this major.