Pre-Dental Hygiene

The pre-dental hygiene program at UL Lafayette is for students who want to complete the prerequisites for a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene before transferring to earn their degree at another university.

The pre-dental hygiene program is a two-year professional program. You do not earn a degree in dental hygiene from UL Lafayette. However, we provide the instruction and skills you need to transfer into a Bachelor of Science degree program, where you can complete your clinical training.

Your advisor will work with you to identify which courses you need to take so you can transfer into the Bachelor of Science program you choose.

In Louisiana, there are Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene programs at LSU Health Science Center School of Dentistry and UL Monroe, and there are many across the country. The requirements for the program you want to transfer into will determine which courses you take at UL Lafayette.

Pre-Dental Hygiene at UL Lafayette

What's Pre-Dental Hygiene Like?

  • Lab Work & Research
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  • Group Work & Collaboration
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  • Writing
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  • Presenting
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Work closely with an advisor

Your advisor will help you figure out which classes you need to transfer and earn your Bachelor of Science.

Program Requirements

Admissions Requirements

To study pre-dental hygiene, you must meet the University's admissions requirements.

See the full admission requirements.

Graduation Requirements

All pre-dental hygiene students should prepare to transfer to either the LSU School of Dentistry, the UL Monroe dental hygiene program, or an out-of-state program. The program you are planning to transfer into will determine which courses you take at UL Lafayette.

See the list of required courses for all pre-dental hygiene students.

For more information, contact Jason Delahoussaye in the Academic Success Center at or 337-482-1262.


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