Bachelor of Science in Biology-Cytotechnology

Learn to combat cancer with a cytotechnology program

In the fight against cancer, the cytotechnologist plays a crucial role in delivering personalized patient care, and the Marian University Bachelor of Science in Biology-Cytotechnology program helps students translate their love for biology and take on opportunities in a career often dubbed disease detective. Those in the cytotechnology program learn to detect cancer cells in their earliest and potentially most curable stage. Students build skills in in detecting cell abnormalities with a microscope. Our faculty build student confidence through applied learning experiences.

The biology-cytotechnology program demonstrates how to select and perform molecular and immunologic tests for patients, assist clinicians in collecting and evaluating specimens from the body and identify precancerous cells early. Students will learn diagnostic theory and microscopy interpretation and use it to study collected materials.

Learn how to combat cancer using your love for biology!

Bachelor of Science in Biology-Cytotechnology Curriculum

The Marian University Bachelor of Science in Biology-Cytotechnology program combines the liberal arts core curriculum with challenging, hands-on learning associated with our biology degree, with a specialization in cytotechnology. You’ll be met with numerous opportunities to conduct research in the laboratory, as well as receive personalized support and instruction from passionate faculty and staff.

General Education Courses

As a bachelor’s level student, you are required to take about 30 credits of general education courses as part of the 120 credits required for a bachelor’s degree.  General education courses are required regardless of your major.

All students take 10.5 to 17 credits in these areas:
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Argumentative and Research Writing
  • Introduction to Christian Theology
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Introduction to Ethical Reasoning
  • First-Year Studies

Core Courses

Biology-cytotechnology majors will take courses covering topics such as:

  • Biology Literature
  • Genetics
  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Virology
  • Immunology

Students in the Marian University Bachelor of Science in Biology-Cytotechnology program are immersed in both theory and practical application of biology and cytotechnology principles while enhancing their degree with a well-rounded liberal arts perspective. The BS in Biology-Cytotechnology features personalized support and quality hands-on learning and teaching experiences, all of which aim to help students achieve your personal and professional goals