Enrollment in the pre-professional health programs in University College does not constitute admission to the professional health programs at the LSU Health Sciences Center.
Allied Health Programs
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University College offers pre-professional programs that prepare students to enter the professional curricula leading to the bachelor’s degree in one of the various allied health fields at either of LSU’s Health Sciences Centers in New Orleans and Shreveport or at the LSU Dental School in New Orleans.
The LSU Health Sciences Center offers a 2+2 program which provides the final two years of clinical and professional training of the Bachelor of Science degree programs in cardiopulmonary sciences (respiratory therapy and cardiopulmonary sonography) and medical technology.
The LSU School of Dentistry offers programs in dental hygiene and dental laboratory technology. A Bachelor of Science program is available in each discipline in addition to an Associate of Science degree in dental laboratory technology. Admission to these programs is on a competitive basis. Applications for admission must be submitted well in advance of the date of matriculation at the Health Sciences Center and School of Dentistry.
The LSU School of Allied Health Professions also offers graduate degrees in communication disorders, health sciences, occupational therapy, rehabilitation counseling, physician’s assistant, and physical therapy. Admission to these programs is competitive and requires that students first complete an undergraduate degree in addition to other prerequisite criteria. Preference for admission is given to Louisiana residents. Further information regarding any of the programs may be obtained from the allied health advisor in the Center for Advising & Counseling or from the appropriate institutions.
The programs of study are appropriate for the professional curricula indicated.
Distance Program Credit
University College students may enroll in distance program courses with the approval of the University College executive director’s office. For guidance in the selection and enrollment of these courses, students should consult the Distance Program Credit section of this catalog as well as the distance program guidelines located in the catalog chapter of the senior college in which they expect to eventually enroll. These policies will be used to determine approval for enrollment.
Students may request an extension of time to complete a distance program course if they: 1) have not exceeded the maximum number of hours for enrollment for a regular semester or summer term, including distance program courses; 2) remain eligible to enroll at the University; and 3) continue their enrollment in University College.