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2016-2017 General Catalog 
2016-2017 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dental Hygiene

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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 http://www.lsusd.lsuhsc.edu for more information.

Approval of course selections must be obtained from the Pre-Allied Health advisor 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 Pre-Allied Health advisor 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.

Critical Requirements

The following outline of Critical Requirements must be met by the semester indicated to ensure that minimal progress will be made in the program selected.

Semester 1: “C” or better in ENGL 1001  and MATH 1021 .
Semester 2: “C” or better in CHEM 1001  or CHEM 1201 .
Semester 3: “C” or better in BIOL 1001  or BIOL 1201 .
Semester 4: “C” or better in ENGL 2000 .

Prerequisite Courses:

  • General Biology & Lab (7)
  • Human Physiology or Anatomy (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)
  • General Electives (6)

61 Total Sem. Hrs.

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

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