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1 Freshman Seminar 0 English 05, 5 Mathematics 22, 222 Chemistry 2, 2L, 2, 2L Computer Science 5 Physics 20 JUNIOR YEAR History 05, 0, 5 or Communications 5 Social Sciences (200 level) Biology Physics 02, 5, 5 Concentration Mathematics or Science Elective PHYSICS Total Hours: 2 SOPHOMORE YEAR English 205, 20, 25, 220, or 25 Social Sciences Mathematics 22, 25, 55 Computer Science 5 Physics 2, 2L, 22, 22L Concentration 9 * or 27* or 2 See General Education Course Requirements under DEGREE REQUIREMENTS for restrictions 2 A foreign language sequence is suggested for students intending to pursue graduate studies. *Theoretical Physics concentration Applied Physics concentration SENIOR YEAR Humanities (Dance, Drama, Fine Arts, Music) Physics 25, 75 Physics 2, Physics 00+ Concentration Mathematics or Science Electives Electives 2 0 * or 0* or 2 or 0* or * PRE-MEDICAL CAREERS PREPARATION PROGRAM ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES PREPARATORY PROGRAMS Entrance into the LSU School of Allied Health Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy programs at both the New Orleans and Shreveport campuses require an undergraduate degree before entering the Master of Physical Therapy program offered through the School of Allied Health Professions at LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport and at LSU in New Orleans. The baccalaureate degree can be in any major, but because of the science requirements for entrance into the Physical Therapy program, students usually major in biochemistry, biological sciences, chemistry, or physics. Those students planning to apply to either the Occupational Therapy or the Physical Therapy program should contact the Allied Health Sciences advisor in the Department of Biological Sciences. The admission prerequisites for Pre-Occupational Therapy are and Pre-Physical Therapy are as follows: PRE-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY REQUIRED COURSES Biological Sciences 22, 22L Biological Sciences 20 Physics 25, 25L Chemistry 2 Psychology 05 Human Development Through the Lifespan -* Computer Sciences elective Sociology 05 Mathematics *Three hours if Lifespan is covered in one semester, hours if two semesters are needed. Also Required: Bachelor s Degree Graduate Record Exam CPR Certification, must be valid during enrollment 20 hours of Clinical Observation under supervision of a licensed occupational therapist Computer with Internet access and Microsoft Office 2000 Strongly Recommended: Medical Terminology Technical Writing Arts and Colleges Page 7

2 PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY REQUIRED COURSES Biology 20, 20L, 222, 222L Chemistry 2, 2L, 2, 2L Computer Science elective English 05, 5 Math 2 Psychology 52 Biology 20, 22 Biology 00 or 00 level 2 Communications 5 English 200 level or above Math 20 Physics 25, 25L, 252, 252L Psychology elective 0 20L and 22L are also recommended but not required 2 Biology 20, 0, or recommended English 25 is recommended Abnormal Psychology or Growth and Development recommended The following pre-preparatory allied health sciences curricula prepares students to complete their degrees at the School of Allied Health Professions at LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport. PRE-CARDIOPULMONARY SCIENCE (Bachelor of Science degree offered through the School of Allied Health Professions at LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport and in New Orleans) This curriculum is designed for students desiring to apply for entry into the professional curricula in Cardiopulmonary Science (Respiratory Therapy and Cardiopulmonary Technology) offered through the LSU Health Sciences Center- Shreveport. The degree program provides the 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. The program is a baccalaureate degree program offering a dual Bachelor of Science in both Respiratory Therapy and Cardiovascular Technology. For more information contact the Program Coordinator, Cardiopulmonary Science at LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, School of Allied Health Professions, 50 Kings Highway, Shreveport LA 70. To be eligible for admission to the program a student must complete a minimum of 0 credit hours as specified below: ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES PRE-CARDIOPULMONARY SCIENCE Total Hours: Biological Sciences 20, 20L, 22, 22L Chemistry 2, 2L, 2, 2L English 05, 5 Mathematics 2, 22 Humanities elective SOPHOMORE YEAR Art elective Biological Sciences 20, 20L, 20, 20L Humanities Electives Physics 25, 25L Psychology 52 Computer Science Science elective 0 JUNIOR AND SENIOR YEARS Admission to the curriculum in Cardiopulmonary Science at the LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, LSU School of Allied Health Professions is on a competitive basis. RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES Humanities: English literature, technical writing, advanced composition, or foreign language Science: Comparative anatomy, embryology, organic chemistry Art: Music or fine arts Arts and Colleges Page 79

3 PRE-CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES {Previously: Pre-Medical Technology} (Bachelor of Science degree offered through the School of Allied Health Professions at LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport and in New Orleans) LSUS offers prerequisite work designed to prepare the student to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science degree program, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, School of Allied Health Professions, LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport. Upon completion of the degree requirements for this program, the LSU Health Sciences Center- Shreveport will award the degree. A student planning to enter this program should contact the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences at the LSU School of Allied Health Professions, 50 Kings Highway, Shreveport LA 70 during their second semester at LSUS for detailed information concerning admission requirements. To be eligible for admission to the program a student must complete a minimum of 79 hours as specified below: ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES PRE-CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES Total Hours: 79 Biological Sciences 20, 20L, 222, 222L Communications 5 English 05, 5 Mathematics 2, 22 Social Science JUNIOR YEAR Biological Sciences 2, 2L, 5, 5L Chemistry 255, 255L, 259, 25 Elective Fine Arts Humanities (200 level) Social Science (200 level) 2 2 SOPHOMORE YEAR. Biological Sciences 20, 20L Chemistry 2, 2L, 2, 2L Computer Science Electives English (200-level) Humanities 27 SENIOR YEAR Through competitive application to LSU Health Sciences Center- Shreveport PRE-PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT (Bachelor of Science degree offered through the School of Allied Health Professions at LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport) LSUS offers prerequisite work designed to prepare the student to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science degree program in Physician assistants. The physician assistant is a health care professional who is academically and clinically prepared to provide health and medical services with and under the supervision of a doctor of medicine. This program is a 27.month academic and clinical experience offered at LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, School of Allied Health Professions. Applicants to the Physician Assistant program are required to have completed,000 hours of work experience in the medical profession. English 05, 5 Mathematics 2 and 22 or 20 Chemistry 2, 2L, 2, 2L Psychology 52 Biological Science 20, 20L Social Science Elective Computer Sciences ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES PRE-PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT Total Hours: SOPHOMORE YEAR Physics 25, 25L History Communications 5 English 200 Level Fine Arts 0 or Music 20 Psychology Elective Biological Science 20, 20L or 22, 22L Biological Science 20, 20L JUNIOR AND SENIOR YEARS Admission to the curriculum in Pre-Physician Assistant at the LSU School of Allied Health Professions is on a competitive basis. RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES COMD 20: Medical Terminology 0 Arts and Colleges Page 0

4 OTHER BIOMEDICAL PREPARATORY PROGRAMS Programs designed to prepare the student for admission to continue in a four-year curriculum at another university are outlined below. These outlines are intended only as guides. The general catalog of the university where a student plans to complete the degree is used to plan the two-year program at LSUS. PRE-MEDICAL AND PRE-DENTAL Students who plan to pursue medicine or dentistry as a profession should select a degree program that will adequately prepare them for entry into a professional school yet provide ample opportunity to pursue additional interests in varied academic disciplines. Most professional schools stress a four-year degree program as the best possible preparation. Students may select any major; however, they and their adviser must be sure that the major program selected includes those courses required by the medical or dental school and offers sufficient free electives to include 0 to 50 hours of science. Students interested in attending medical or dental school usually major in biochemistry, biological sciences, or chemistry. Please see the Pre-medical/Pre-dental advisor in the Department of Biological Sciences for assistance in selecting the necessary course work, taking the MCAT or DCAT, or filing an application for admission to the medical or dental school. PRE-DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM (Bachelor of Science degree offered through the LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans) This curriculum is specifically for students that apply for the professional curricula in Pre-Dental Hygiene for a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans, Louisiana or other accredited universities. Year One and Two comprises the pre-professional program in Dental Hygiene. These courses will be taken at LSUS. Transfer students from other accredited universities or colleges will have to satisfy these curricular requirements. Biological Sciences 20, 20L, 20, 20L Chemistry 0 or 2, 2 or 2 English 05, 5 Math 2 Psychology 52 Fine Arts 0 PRE-DENTAL HYGIENE Total Hours: SOPHOMORE YEAR Biological Sciences 20, 20L, 22, 22L Communications 5 Computer Science Math 22 Humanities electives* English 205 or Sociology *Recommended General Education Humanities Electives are listed in the LSU in Shreveport Catalog as English Literature, Philosophy, Foreign Language, Communications, History and Anthropology. PRE-NURSING LSUS offers a pre-nursing program that prepares students to enter the professional nursing curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing at either Northwestern School of Nursing or LSU Health Sciences Center School of Nursing in New Orleans. Admission to nursing school is on a competitive basis. Applications for admission to the sophomore year must be submitted well in advance of the anticipated date of entrance to complete three years of study. Students are accepted in the fall and spring of each year. Pre-nursing requirements vary with each professional school of nursing, and entrance to each school is competitive. Prospective nursing students should obtain the entrance requirements from each school to which they will seek admission. The following program is designed only for students planning to apply for a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at Northwestern School of Nursing or LSU Health Sciences Center School of Nursing in New Orleans: Arts and Colleges Page

5 Biological Sciences 20, 20L Chemistry 0 or 2, 2L, 2 Communications 5 English 05, 5 Kinesiology and Health Sciences 25 Mathematics 2, 20 Psychology 52 +also courses needed to meet requirements of student s anticipated transfer university PRE-NURSING Total Hours: 5+ SOPHOMORE YEAR Biological Sciences 20, 20L 7 Biological Sciences 20, 20L, 22, 22L English 205 or 20 Kinesiology and Health Sciences 25 History elective 0 PRE-OPTOMETRY 2 The Pre-Optometry curriculum includes the coursework necessary to enter Colleges of Optometry that are members of the American Optometry Association. This curriculum is intended only as a guide. It indicates those courses needed for the OAT exam. For information about schools and colleges of optometry write the American Optometry Association, St. Louis, Missouri or the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry, Washington, D.C The school closest to northwest Louisiana is the College of Optometry, University of Houston, 9 Calhoun, Houston, Texas Biological Sciences 20, 20L, 222, 222L Chemistry 2, 2L, 2, 2L English 05, 5 Mathematics 2, 22 Psychology 52 Sociology 05 PRE-OPTOMETRY Total Hours: + SOPHOMORE YEAR Biological Sciences 20, 20L, 72, 72L, 7, 7L Chemistry 25, 25L Physics 25, 25L, 252, 252L Mathematics 22, 20 Social Science Elective RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES: Social Science: psychology, sociology, history, political science Recommended, not required PRE-PHARMACY CURRICULUM FOR UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA, MONROE (ULM) (Effective for the Class Entering the ULM D. Pharm. Program in Fall 2009) (LSUS course numbers are shown here) LSUS offers coursework to prepare a student to apply for admission to the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at ULM. Three years of college coursework in specified areas is required to be eligible for admission to this program. The following pre-pharmacy curriculum is intended only as a guide. A student interested in pharmacy should consult with an adviser from the College of Sciences during his or her first semester at LSUS. PRE-PHARMACY CURRICULUM FOR UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA, MONROE (ULM) Total Hours: 0 FIRST YEAR First Semester UNIV 00 ENGL 05 CHEM 2 CHEM 2L MATH 50 Humanities Elective Social Science Elective First Semester CHEM 25 CHEM 25L MATH 222 BIOS 22 BIOS 22L ECON 20 or 25 Humanities Elective 7 SECOND YEAR Second Semester ENGL 5 CHEM 2 CHEM 2L MATH 22 BIOS 20 BIOS 20L Humanities Elective Second Semester CHEM 2 CHEM 2L BIOS 0 COMM 5 MADM 20 Fine Arts Elective Arts and Colleges Page 2 2 7

6 PRE-PHARMACY CURRICULUM FOR UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA, MONROE (ULM) Total Hours: 0 THIRD YEAR First Semester BCHM 0 PHYS 25 or 2 PHYS 25L or 2L BIOS ENGL 25 BIOS 20 BIOS 20L 7 Second Semester MATH 20 MADM 0 PHYS 252 or 22 PHYS 252L or 22L BIOS 20 or 5 BIOS 20L or 5L KHS 25 BIOS 7 NOTE: Under this new curriculum, the pre-pharmacy track at LSUS is just 2 credit hours short of a bachelor s degree at LSUS. Thus, pre-pharmacy students are encouraged to earn a -year degree from LSUS (e.g., a B.S. in Biochemical Science) before enrolling in ULM s College of Pharmacy. Electives: A total of 5 hours (5 courses) of electives are required for admission into ULM s College of Pharmacy. These are divided into three categories as follows:. Humanities Electives: Students may take 9 hours of any foreign language, history, religion, speech, philosophy, or literature courses. 2. Fine Arts Electives: A minimum of one -hour course is required. You may select one of the following courses: FA 0: (Introduction to Fine Arts) or MUS 20: (Music Appreciation) Note that acceptable fine arts electives are survey courses in Fine Arts, Art, Dance, Music, or Theatre. Applied courses, such as drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, dancing are not acceptable as fine arts electives.. Social Science Electives: A minimum of one 00-level course ( hours) from any one of these areas is required: Sociology, Geography, or Political Science. The ULM College of Pharmacy s application deadline is currently February st. The PharmCAS application, the College of Pharmacy supplemental application, and the ULM undergraduate admission application are also due February st. Please check the program s website at for the most up-to-date admissions information and instructions. The application cycle begins June st of each year and ends with the published deadline. PRE-RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY LSUS offers course work to prepare a student to apply for admission in the Radiologic Technology degree at either Northwestern State University, Department of Life Sciences, Natchitoches, LA 797 or the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA The radiologic technologist is a health care professional who will administer x-rays, radioactive substances, and sound waves in the detection and treatment of diseases, evaluation of broken bones, ulcers, tumors and a variety of other physiological conditions. At least two years of college work in specified areas is required to be eligible for admission to the clinical program in radiologic technology. Biological Sciences 20, 20L, 222, 222L Chemistry 2, 2L, 2, 2L English 05, 5 Mathematics 2, 22 Psychology 52 Sociology 05 PRE-RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY Total Hours: 7 SOPHOMORE YEAR Communications 5 Computer Science English elective Fine Arts elective Health and Physical Education 25 and 5 History elective Physics 25, 25L, 252, 252L Biological Sciences 22 Social Science elective* *RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES: Social Science: Anthropology, geography, political science, sociology 255 or 75 Arts and Colleges Page

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