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What the Histotechnology Program Offers

Histotechnology, part of UMMC's School of Health Related Professions, offers a bachelor of science in histotechnology (BSHTL) across five semesters of academic and clinical education for students interested in the science of histotechnology. Students in the BSHTL program will learn standardized laboratory skills and methods such as tissue fixation, processing, embedding, sectioning and staining.

Clinical experience is gained in conjunction with UMMC's health care facilities.

Degree

Degree candidates must complete the prescribed curriculum with an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or better on a 4.00 scale on all work at UMMC. Due to the variability of available clinical sites, curriculum completion may be extended beyond the minimum of 22 months.

Following satisfactory completion of all requirements, students will be awarded the bachelor of science in histotechnology (BSHTL) degree from the University of Mississippi and are eligible to apply to take the national certification examination to become certified as a histotechnologist. Some states may require licensure in order practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the certification examination.

Be advised that a misdemeanor or felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the certification examination or attain state license.

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