Bachelor of Science in Cytogenetics
The Bachelor of Science in Cytogenetics program consists of a minimum of 120 semester credit hours, including of the Texas Core Curriculum and program requirements completed at an accredited college or university, plus 36 semester credit hours of Cytogenetics courses completed at the Health Science Center. The Health Science Center phase of the program consists of approximately 12 months of full-time study.
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Cytogenetics
The post-baccalaureate certificate program in Cytogenetics is available for students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree in natural science (biology, microbiology, medical technology, etc.) or a physical science (chemistry, physics, etc.). Health Science Center coursework is the same for both the Bachelor of Science and post-baccalaureate certificate programs. The program consists of 36 semester credit hours completed at the Health Science Center. Graduates of the bachelor’s degree and post-baccalaureate certificate program are eligible to take the Technologist in Cytogenetics examination given by the Board of Certification (BOC) of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP).
The programs may be completed in 12 months, based on full-time enrollment. Part-time enrollment is possible, but full-time students receive scheduling priority for clinical coursework. Most didactic courses are offered one time per year.
ACCREDITATION AND LICENSURE
The CLS programs are accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science, 5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL, 60018-3597, phone: 847-939-3597 or 773-714-8880, fax: 773-714-8886; e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site http://www.naacls.org.
Graduates of the Cytogenetics program are eligible to take the national certification examinations given by the Board of Certification (BOC) of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), 33 West Monroe St., Suite 1600, Chicago, IL, 60603, 1-800-267-2727,http://www.ascp.org/Board-of-Certification.