Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program

About the Program Histotechnology Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Histotechnology is a structural science that is concerned with evaluation of tissues, their cellular morphology and their chemical composition. Histotechnologists work under the supervision of a pathologist preparing tissue specimens of human, animal or plant origin for diagnostic, research and teaching purposes. The profession of Histotechnology is dynamic—constantly developing new technologies and methodologies.

Histotechnologists prepare samples of human or animal tissue for examination under microscopes in order to detect and diagnose disease. They work in hospitals, research labs and medical offices.

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Histotechnology program is designed for students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree in biology or related field meeting all pre-requisites. This 4+1 program prepares you for histotechnology certification with one year of additional study. Students receive intense training through a combination of lectures, hands-on laboratory experience and clinical interns.

Students completing the certificate program are eligible to sit for the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification examination.

Internships Gainful Employment Disclosures

Students who excel in this field of study have a passion for science and enjoy being part of a medical or research team. While histotechnologists help diagnosis disease, they are not patient-facing - preferring interaction with the laboratory team and highly specialized equipment.

Histotechnology Program Accreditation

Barry’s histotechnology program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Completion of a NAACLS-accredited program is required for certification by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Please note that certification agencies may change the qualifying requirements; it is your obligation to meet those requirements.

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences

5600 N River Rd, Suite 720
Rosemont, IL 60018
Telephone: 773-714-8880; Fax: 773-714-8886
Email: info@naacls.org


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Admission Requirements

  • 2.75 cumulative GPA
  • Bachelors degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Completion of the following prerequisites with a C or higher:
    • General Biology w/ Lab
    • Anatomy and Physiology I w/ Lab
    • Anatomy and Physiology II w/ Lab
    • General Chemistry w/ Lab
    • Organic Chemistry w/ Lab
    •  Pre-Calculus
    • Statistics

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You can apply to Barry whenever it’s convenient for you. We accept applications on a rolling basis, but it’s always better to apply sooner than later. You’re considered a transfer applicant when you have at least 12 college level credits from a regionally accredited college or university. Remember, you may have to apply separately to specific programs, so please review the academic requirements for your intended major.
If you are an international student, applying as early as possible is in your best interest in order to allow ample time for immigration processing. Please note that general admission to Barry University does not guarantee acceptance into all academic majors. Also, please be aware that admission to Barry University does not guarantee that you will be granted a student visa by the United States Embassy or Consulate in your country of origin.

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At BarryU, our tuition is competitive, affordable and still promises all the perks of a private school education. Our cost per credit is in-line with other institutions, but we offer a mission-driven educational experience and provide our students with small class sizes, personalized attention, and academic excellence. Scholarships, graduate assistantships, and financial aid can also be explored to help offset overall costs.

Barry University participates in the full array of federal and state financial aid programs. At Barry, we are committed to doing all we can to help you finance your education.

Barry University's Financial Aid staff will assist you through the financial aid application process.

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