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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 Cytotechnology (3 +1)


A B.S. in cytotechnology degree (a 3+1 program with The University of Mississippi Medical Center) prepares an individual for employment in a hospital, clinic, or private laboratory. A cytotechnologist, working under the direction of a pathologist, detects cell changes caused by different disease processes.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 124

Course Requirements

The B.S. degree with a major in cytotechnology is a two-phase program. For The University of Mississippi Medical Center degree program, the first phase requires the completion of 90 semester hours of academic credit in the College of Liberal Arts with a minimum 2.0 GPA. The courses to be completed at the Oxford campus, which are specific prerequisites for the program at UMMC only, are as follows:

Courses Hours
Writ 101, 102 (or LIBA 102) 6
Bisc 160, 161, 162, 163 Biology 8
Chem 105, 115, 106, 116 Chemistry 8
Math 121 College Algebra or higher 3
Bisc 333 Microbiology 4
Bisc 206, 207 Anatomy and Physiology 8
Social Behavioral Science 6
Humanities & Fine Arts 9
Electives (to bring total to 90 hours) 38
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