Monday, March 04, 2013

Saint Mary’s offers two new majors in partnership with Mayo

WINONA, Minn. — Saint Mary’s University is announcing two new majors in collaboration with the Mayo School of Health Sciences.

Beginning as early as this fall, Saint Mary’s students can pursue majors in Radiography and Echocardiography. Radiography is a highly sophisticated medical technology using x-rays, and echocardiography involves sonography of the heart. Both programs are designed so that students study two years at Saint Mary’s and then finish their degrees after studying two years at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

According to Dr. Jeanne Minnerath of the SMU Biology Department, “these are exciting additions to our collaboration with Mayo for in-demand healthcare fields.” Saint Mary’s is the only private college in Minnesota to partner with Mayo in these programs. Saint Mary’s also has affiliated programs with Mayo including Nuclear Medicine Technology, Cytotechnology, and Medical Laboratory Science.