Associate of Science
Histology is the study of cellular structure and tissue anatomy of plants and animals. Histotechnicians and histotechnologists are members of a laboratory team who employ histologic technology to diagnose diseases, to conduct research, or to instruct others in the science.
Gain the education experiences necessary to enter a career as a histologic technician with the IU Online Associate of Science in Histotechnology. Flex your mechanical ability and knowledge of biology, immunology, molecular biology, anatomy, and chemistry as a histotechnologist. Learn to work with delicate instruments and automated equipment as well as knives, chemicals, and glass slides. Practice precision, hand-eye coordination, and manual dexterity.
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Your IU Online AS in Histotechnology prepares you for a career as a histotechnician in:
- Urology labs
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Public health facilities
- Industrial research
- Veterinary pathology
- Marine biology
- Forensic pathology
To graduate with the AS in Histotechnology, you must complete a total of 60 credit hours, including 30 credit hours of undergraduate general education courses and 30 credit hours of histotechnology program courses. General education courses can be taken at any regionally accredited college or university and then transferred to IU. Undergraduate courses must be completed with an overall grade point average of 2.3 on a 4.00 scale (C+). Students must earn a minimum 2.3 on a 4.0 scale in each biology and chemistry course.
Requirements are broken down as follows:
- Core communication courses (6 credit hours)
- College math (3 credit hours)
- Social sciences courses (9 credit hours)
- Life & physical sciences courses (12 credit hours)
- Professional program courses (30 credit hours)
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