Jun 19, 2019  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 
Undergraduate Bulletin 2010-2011 [Archived Catalog]


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Transfer Opportunity to IUPUI
Student Success Center
College of Health and Human Services

Neff Hall 120 ~ 260-481-4187 ~ www.ipfw.edu/hhs/ahtp/programs/cytotechnology.shtml 

At IPFW you may complete three years towards the Bachelor of Science in cytotechnology. You must apply and be admitted to the Cytotechnology Program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) to complete the degree. Completion of IPFW course work does not guarantee admission to the IUPUI program. Graduates receive their degree from the IU School of Medicine.

Overview - Cytotechnology is a medical laboratory specialty in which microscopic examinations are performed on cell samples from the human body.

Prerequisite Courses – Prior to entering IUPUI’s Cytotechnology Program, the student must complete the minimum prerequisites. These prerequisites may be completed at IPFW. Students should consult with an IPFW allied health sciences advisor for appropriate courses and semester sequencing.

Suggested Electives - Biology electives: microbiology, embryology, genetics, animal cell physiology, immunology, and cell biology. With the approval of IUPUI’s cytotechnology program director other biology courses may be substituted. Students must earn a total of 25 credit hours in biology, including BIOL 10900 or 11900, BIOL 21500, 21600, and 3 upper level courses that include labs. Other electives: art appreciation, medical terminology, statistics, computer science/technology, supervision (OLS), medical microbiology, biochemistry, endocrinology, parasitology, virology, cytogenetics, organic chemistry, physics, and mathematics.

IUPUI Admission Requirements

Total Number of Prerequisite Credit Hours – 90     These may be completed at IPFW.

Limitations of Course Work - Biology credits earned more than seven years before application must be updated by taking 3 additional credit hours related to cell biology within a period of time not to exceed 12 months before admission. Remedial courses will not fulfill prerequisite hours.

Class Size - Eight each fall semester

Criteria Used for Selection of Class - Cumulative grade point average, biology grade point average, interview

Application Deadline - December 1 of the year prior to desired entry

Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average - 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. This requirement is applied at the time of program application and must be maintained.

Minimum Specific Grade Point Average – 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for all biology course work. This requirement is applied at the time of program application and must be maintained.

Minimum Grade Requirement in a Stated Prerequisite Course – C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale)

Interview – Qualified applicants must participate in an interview. Interviews are conducted between November and January.  

Technical Standards - See IUPUI Health Professions Programs policy. 

Clinical Observation/Volunteer Experience - While such experience is not required, it is very helpful in making a career choice.

The details of your prerequisite course work should be discussed with an IPFW allied health sciences advisor. You are also encouraged to consult an advisor at the IUPUI campus to discuss the degree by calling (317)278-4752 or by e-mail at askhpp@iupui.edu. The most current program information is found at http://msa.iusm.iu.edu/hpp/.

Choose one of the following Credits: 3-5

Choose 3 of the following biology courses with labs Credits: 11-12

Or select

Cell Biology lecture and lab

Or select

Animal Physiology lecture and lab

Choose one of the following sequences Credits: 8


  • Humanities elective:  Cr. 3
  • Social/Behavioral science electives preferably psychology and sociology:  Cr. 6
  • General electives to bring total credits to 90
  • Total Credits: 90

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