**This program is no longer accepting new students**
Why Choose Saint Rose for a Biology-Cytotechnology Degree?
Cytotechnology is the microscopic study of cells for evidence of disease. The Cytotechnology program is a 3+2 program offered in conjunction with the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Students take three years of coursework at The College of Saint Rose and two years at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
The Science faculty at Saint Rose is deeply committed to the success of our students. Our faculty teach both lecture and lab, increasing contact hours between students and faculty. We offer research opportunities, both on campus at Saint Rose and in surrounding labs of the Capital District. Saint Rose gives researchers many opportunities to excel. We support student travel to conferences to present research, award summer research grants to undergraduates, publish an annual Undergraduate Research Journal, and hold an all-College undergraduate research symposium each spring.
A very active student-run science club (Natural Science Association, NSA) provides students interested in science with an opportunity to participate in science activities during weekly meetings. The Doctors’ Guild, our alumni organization, provides a network to exchange information, connect with alumni and faculty, and foster professional contacts.
Articulation agreement with Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; students complete three years at Saint Rose and then two years at ACPHS, receiving a Bachelor’s degree from Saint Rose and a Master’s from ACPHS.
100% job placement upon graduation.
Eligibility for the national registry examination to become a certified cytotechnologist.
Meets the requirements for licensure as a cytotechnologist in the State of New York.
Course Requirements, Faculty, and Learning Objectives
Students in Cytotechnology and Medical Technology must pass a licensure examination at the end of their studies in order to become certified in the State of New York.
JENNA BENSON LEBLANC
B.S. Biology-Cytotechnology, 2008—The College of Saint Rose
M.S. Biotechnology, 2013—Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS)
Certified Cytotechnologist & Graduate Program Director, Cytotechnology and Molecular Cytology, ACPHS
You don’t build an attraction to diseased cells overnight; for Jenna, it took a rigorous, fascinating program at Saint Rose. That degree led to work at the University of Rochester Medical Center, then back to school, where she made her biggest discovery: a love of teaching. Now M.A. program director at ACPHS and president of The American Society for Cytotechnology, she might say that Saint Rose was the raw genetic material of a thriving career.
Cytotechnologist, most likely working in a clinical laboratory at a hospital, doctor’s office, reference lab, or other location.