Pre-Professional Studies

Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Programs

A student who is interested in medicine or dentistry as a profession should select a degree program which will adequately prepare him or her for entry into professional school yet provide ample opportunity to pursue additional interests in varied academic disciplines. Most schools stress a four-year degree program as the best possible preparation. A student may major in the subject of his or her choice; however, the student and the advisor must be sure the major program selected either includes those courses required by the medical or dental school or offers sufficient free electives to include 50 or 60 hours of science. The pre-medical/ pre-dental advisor in the College of Sciences should be consulted as soon as possible after the student enters the University, and such consultation is encouraged on a regular basis thereafter. Additional information about the pre-medical and pre-dental curricula may be obtained in the office of the College of Sciences (1100 Science Building).

Pre-Pharmacy

UNO offers coursework to prepare a student to apply for admission to the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Approximately two years of college work in specified areas is required to be eligible for admission. A student interested in pharmacy should consult with the pre-pharmacy advisor during his or her first semester at UNO. Additional information about the pre-pharmacy curriculum may be obtained in the office of the College of Sciences (1100 Science Building).

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

UNO offers coursework to prepare a student to apply for admission to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. To be eligible for admission, a student must complete a minimum of 66 credit hours of specified college work. A student interested in veterinary medicine should consult with the pre-veterinary advisor during his or her first semester at UNO. Additional information about the pre-veterinary medicine curriculum may be obtained in the office of the College of Sciences (1100 Science Building).

Pre-Allied Health Programs

A student planning to enter any of the following programs should contact the appropriate institution during his or her first semester at UNO for detailed information concerning admission. A list of the addresses of these institutions is available in the office of the College of Sciences (1100 Science Building). All programs involve competitive admission and each division or school determines its own requirements. Since admission requirements for these programs change frequently, students should obtain updated advising checklists from the College of Sciences office. Upon completion of the degree requirements for any of these programs, the institution itself, not UNO, awards the degree.

 

Pre-Cardiopulmonary Science

(Respiratory Therapy/Cardiovascular Technology)
This program is designed for students desiring to apply for entry into the professional curricula in Cardiopulmonary Science (Respiratory Therapy/Cardiovascular Technology) offered through the LSU Health Sciences Center. The degree program provides education and training in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, management, and rehabilitation of people with heart and lung disorders. In addition, the baccalaureate therapist and technologist is a potential educator or supervisor in cardiopulmonary departments. Additional information about the pre-cardiopulmonary science curriculum may be obtained in the office of the College of Sciences (1100 Science Building).

Pre-Clinical Laboratory Sciences

UNO offers the prerequisite courses designed to prepare students for admission to the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, LSU Health Sciences Center. Admission is on a competitive basis. Students who successfully complete all requirements will earn a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology awarded by the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Additional information about the pre-clinical laboratory sciences curriculum may be obtained in the office of the College of Sciences (1100 Science Building).

Pre-Occupational Therapy

UNO offers the prerequisite courses designed to prepare the student for admission into the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree program, Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Allied Health Professions, LSU Health Sciences Center. To be eligible for admission, the student must complete a bachelor's degree (in any field) and must have met the prerequisites specified by the LSUHSC School of Allied Health Professions. Additional information about the pre-occupational therapy curriculum may be obtained in the office of the College of Sciences
(1100 Science Building).

Pre-Physical Therapy

UNO offers the prerequisite courses designed to prepare the student to apply for admission to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree offered by the Department of Physical Therapy, School of Allied Health Professions, LSU Health Sciences Center. To be eligible for admission, the student must have earned a Bachelor's Degree (in any field of the student's choosing) and must have completed the prerequisites for the program specified by the LSUHSC School of Allied Health Professions. Additional information about the pre-physical therapy curriculum may be obtained in the office of the College of Sciences (1100 Science Building).

Pre-Physician Assistant Studies

This program is designed to prepare the student for entry into the Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) program offered through the LSU Health Sciences Center on either the New Orleans or Shreveport campus. To be eligible for admission, the student must have earned a Bachelor's Degree (in any field) and must have completed the prerequisites for the program specified by the LSUHSC School of Allied Health Professions. Additional information about the pre-physician assistant curriculum may be obtained in the office of the College of Sciences (1100
Science Building).

Pre-Allied Dental Fields

Allied dental fields include Dental Hygiene and Dental Laboratory Technology. A student planning to enter either of these two programs should contact the Office of Student Affairs at the LSU School of Dentistry during his or her first semester at UNO for detailed information about the programs including admission requirements. Both programs involve competitive admission with each program determining its own admission requirements. Upon completion of the degree requirements for either of the programs, the institution itself, not UNO, awards the degree. Additional information about the pre-allied dental fields may be obtained in the office of the College of Sciences (1100 Science Building).

Pre-Nursing

UNO cooperates with the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) School of Nursing by offering the general education courses required for the traditional baccalaureate degree program, which is designed to educate the professional nurse. Admission to the LSUHSC School of Nursing is on a competitive basis. Students who successfully complete all requirements will earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing awarded by the LSUHSC School of Nursing. Additional information about the pre-nursing curriculum may be obtained in the office of the College of Sciences (1100 Science Building).