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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science (2+2)


The B.S. in medical laboratory science degree (a 2+2 program with the University of Mississippi Medical Center) prepares an individual for technical and management positions in hospitals and laboratories, research in biomedical companies, forensic medicine, public health, sales and marketing, private consulting, health care administration, and education. The program prepares graduates for national credentialing examinations.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 124

Course Requirements

The first phase of the B.S. in medical laboratory science consists of 58 semester hours in academic residence in the College of Liberal Arts with a 2.0 minimum GPA. The second phase is in a professional program such as the Medical Laboratory Sciences program offered at The University of Mississippi Medical Center and includes lectures, laboratories, and clinical rotations in selected hospitals. Courses to be completed at the Oxford campus which are specific prerequisites for the programs at UMMC only are as follows:

Course Hours
Writ 101, 102 (or Liba 102) First Year Writing 6
Math 121 College algebra (or higher) 3
Bisc 160, 161, 162, 163 Biological Science 8
Chem 105, 115, 106, 116 Chemistry 8
Biology Elective (300+level) 3
Bisc 333 Microbiology 4
Social/Behavioral Science 6
Humanities & Fine Arts 9
Electives (to bring total to 58 hours) 12
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