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Histotechnology Admission Requirements

Histotechnology is an entry-level program incorporated within the Department of Radiologic Sciences. Histotechnology students engage in common core courses with Medical Laboratory Science students and graduate with a bachelor of science degree in histotechnology.

In addition to the admission standards of the institution and the general admission requirements of the School of Health Related Professions, candidates seeking admission to the Histotechnology program must:

  • Have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours of academic credit from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning;
  • Complete a total of 12 semester hours in required science courses before the application deadline;
  • Have an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale; and
  • Successfully complete (a grade of C or better) the following minimum prerequisite requirements:
Prerequisite CoursesNumber of CoursesSemester Hours
English Composition26
College Algebra, Quantitative Reasoning or Higher Mathematics13
Social or Behavioral Science126
Humanities and Fine Arts239
Anatomy and Physiology with Lab28
Microbiology with Lab14
Biological Sciences328
Chemistry with Lab414
Total Prerequisites60

1Social and Behavioral Sciences include courses such as anthropology, economics, political science, psychology or sociology.
2Humanities and Fine Arts include courses such as art history, dance, history, modern languages, music, philosophy, religion or theatre.
3Biological Sciences include courses such as general biology, cell biology, genetics, embryology and zoology. Science survey courses and science courses designed for non-majors are not acceptable for transfer credit.
4Chemistry courses such as inorganic, organic, biochemistry, and Principles of Chemistry are acceptable. Science survey courses and science courses designed for non-majors are not acceptable for transfer credit.
5Electives should be selected from a broad range of academic courses which may include immunology, cell biology, genetics, embryology, calculus, management or computer applications.


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