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To apply to the Histology Technician Program, you must have verification of at least a 2.8 GPA on a 4.0 scale and successful completion of at least 36 semester hours of college-level course work with a strong track record in biology and chemistry.

In addition, you must have completed courses with a C or better in these areas:

  • Eight semester hours of biology (anatomy, physiology, histology and medical terminology highly recommended)
  • Eight semester hours of chemistry
  • Three semester hours of social science or humanities (such as psychology, sociology or ethics)
  • Three semester hours of college math
  • Three semester hours of English or a writing course

A minimum of a two-year associate degree in the sciences is preferred. Please reference Rochester Community and Technical College's requirements to achieve an A.S. histology technician degree.

International applicants

U.S. citizenship or permanent immigrant status is required for admission to the Histology Technician Program.

Technical and essential functions

You must be able to perform the essential functions of the profession and meet the standards of the curriculum. Candidates seeking exceptions to these standards or reasonable accommodations should initiate their request with the program director.

See a complete listing of technical and essential functions required by the Histology Technician Program.

More information

See further Mayo School of Health Sciences admissions policy information.

  • July 19, 2013
  • ART077619