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2012-2013 General Catalog 
2012-2013 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dental Hygiene

The LSU Dental School in New Orleans offers two professional programs, Dental Hygiene and Dental Laboratory Technology. Bachelor’s degrees are available in each discipline in addition to an associate’s degree in dental laboratory technology. Students should check the LSU School of Dentistry website for any additional updates or changes to the prerequisite curricula in dental hygiene. Visit for more information.

Approval of course selections must be obtained from the allied health counselor in the Center for Advising & Counseling or from the head of the appropriate professional department at the LSU School of Dentistry. Students are required to meet with the allied health counselor each semester to review their schedule and discuss any possible changes in prerequisites and entrance requirements to this program. A copy of this approval must be placed in the student’s file in the Center for Advising & Counseling.

Prerequisite Courses:

  • Human Physiology (3)
  • General Microbiology (3)
  • English Composition (6)
  • English Literature (3) *
  • Introductory Sociology (3)
  • Speech (3)
  • General Education Art (3) **
  • General Chemistry (6)
  • Analytical Reasoning (6) ***
  • General Psychology (3)
  • General Education Humanities (9)
  • Computer Literacy (3)
  • General Electives (3)

61 Total Sem. Hrs.

* Should be at the 2000 level or higher.
** Art, music, or theatre recommended.
*** Algebra and higher.