All course descriptions can be found in the School of Health Related Professions section of the current UMMC Bulletin. Click here to access the UMMC Bulletin.
Candidates for the bachelor of science in histotechnology degree 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, completion of the required curriculum may be extended beyond the minimum of 22 months.
Following satisfactory completion of all requirements, students will be awarded the 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 to 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.
Granting of the degree is not contingent upon passing an external certification or licensure exam.