Inspired by the sciences.
Your curiosity about the world around you has inspired you to seek a degree in biology. Yet, your curiosity also lies in the area of cytotechnology, or the study of cells removed from the body for determination of cancer. At Marian, you’ll be inspired to pair your interest in biology with a specialization in cytotechnology, allowing you to make the most of your interests and graduate with more possibilities.
The biology-cytotechnology program combines the liberal arts core curriculum with challenging, hands-on learning associated with Marian’s 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. The program includes a requirement for acceptance into a year-long specialized training in cytotechnology at the School of Cytotechnology, State Laboratory of Hygiene, in Madison.
As a student in the biology-cytotechnology program, you’ll explore the world of biology, with valuable insights into human anatomy, cell biology and research projects in your area of interest. Marian University is one of a few colleges in the area to provide undergraduate students access to human cadavers, allowing you hands-on experience with dissection of real human parts – not just plastic models.
Marian’s biology-cytotechnology program prepares you for personal and professional success after graduation through applied learning experiences. Graduates of the program go on to work in medical laboratories, where they prepare, screen and diagnose specimens, with others going on to become oncologists, pathologists, researches, writers and teachers.
The Marian Difference
At Marian, you’ll immerse yourself in both theory and practical application of biology and cytotechnology principles, while enhancing your degree with a well-rounded liberal arts perspective. The Marian University experience features personalized support and quality hands-on learning and teaching experiences, all of which aim to help you achieve your personal and professional goals.