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Bachelor of Histotechnology

The Bachelor of Science in Histotechnology (BSHTL) consists of five semesters of formal didactic and clinical education for students seeking to gain education 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.

The BSHTL program is seeking programmatic accreditation by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). NAACLS serves as the accrediting body for Histotechnology programs in the United States. All documentation regarding the accreditation process is reviewed by NAACLS. The NAACLS Program Review Committee makes recommendations for accreditation to the NAACLS Board of Directors. The NAACLS Board of Directors then awards the final accreditation. Eligibility to take certification exams may depend on whether the program achieves "serious applicant" status. Contact information for NAACLS is as follows: National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science, 5600 North River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119, (773) 714-8880 phone. 

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Student Handbook

Click here to view the 2018-19 HTL Student Handbook. 


Clinical Facilities

Clinical educational experiences in Histotechnology are provided in conjunction with the following health care facilities:

  • University of Mississippi Medical Center (University Hospital and Health System) - Jackson