Histology Degree and Certificate

Start Your Exciting Career Today With a Histology Degree or Certificate from Goodwin University.

Work behind the scenes in the medical field as a Histotechnician. You will have an exciting job preparing biological tissues for diagnosis, an essential process in biology and medicine.

What is Histology?

Histology is the study of microscopic anatomy of cells and tissue of plants and animals. Histotechnicians and Histotechnologists examine thin sections of tissue under light microscopes and electron microscopes. Through histological stains, you will learn to visualize or differentially identify microscopic structures. In our Histology degree and certificate programs you will gain hands-on experience and learn to detect tissue abnormalities and appropriate testing for tissue samples to ensure proper diagnoses.

Our Histology Programs

In our Histologic Science programs, you will gain hands-on experience by studying the microscopic anatomy of cells and tissues, detect tissue abnormalities, and learn the appropriate testing for tissue samples to ensure proper diagnoses. For greater flexibility, you can take classes on-campus or in a hybrid format, which combines the best of both on-campus and online learning.

Upon Graduation

Graduates are eligible to take the national examination given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) which leads to certification as a Histotechnician (HT). Graduates that possess a baccalaureate degree may be eligible to sit for the Histotechnologist (HTL) national exam. As of June 2017, 100% of Goodwin University Histotechnician graduates have passed the ASCP Board of Registry Certification Exam.

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The Histologic Science Certificate Program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). NAACLS is an independent nonprofit accrediting agency ensuring the quality and integrity of educational programs that prepare professionals to work in the laboratory. The address for the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences is 5600 N River Rd, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018. Ph: (773) 714-8880 Fax: (773) 714-8886. Web: www.naacls.org.

Reflecting the guidelines set forth by our accrediting body, as of June 30, 2019, 100% of Goodwin University Histotechnician graduates have passed the ASCP Board of Registry Certification Exam. Our 3-year average graduation rate percentage 07/01/16-06/30/19 is 93%. Our 3-year average placement rate percentage 07/01/16-06/30/19 is 96%.

Licensing for Histotechnicians varies by state. Students are encouraged to explore licensing requirements for the state they intend to work in prior to submitting their application for enrollment.