Pre-professional programs

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

LSUS partners with colleges and universities across the state to offer pre-professional degree plans that provide for a seamless transition from LSUS to the specialized school of your choice. From pre-med to pre-engineering, LSUS has the courses to kickstart your career!

LSUS offers a host of pre-professional undergraduate degree options that are fully transferrable to select Louisiana professional schools. 

Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Occupational Therapy & Pre-Physical Therapy

Entrance into the LSU School of Allied Health Professions Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Occupational Therapy, and Doctor of Physical Therapy programs at both the New Orleans and Shreveport campuses requires an undergraduate degree before entering. LSUS has coursework designed to fully prepare you for for these advanced degree paths.

Pre-Cardiopulmonary Science 

LSUS offers the prerequisite work to prepare you for admission to the Department of Cardiopulmonary Science at LSUHSC – Shreveport School of Allied Health Professions. The Cardiopulmonary Science Program prepares you to provide care to neonatal, pediatric, and adult patients with cardiopulmonary disease, administer diagnostic tests and therapeutic agents and techniques, and operate and maintain the instrumentation involved in these procedures, as well as work in supervisory and administrative positions within the profession.

Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science

The Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science degree helps to prepare you for admission LSUHSC – Shreveport School of Allied Health Professions Bachelor of Science degree program in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

Pre-Dental Hygiene

Our Pre‐Dental Hygiene program will prepare you for the Bachelor of Science degree from the LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans, or similar programs at other accredited universities.


Our Pre-Nursing program will prepare you for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing at either Northwestern School of Nursing or LSU Health Sciences Center School of Nursing in New Orleans.


The Pre‐Optometry curriculum includes the coursework necessary for you to enter Colleges of Optometry that are members of the American Optometry Association.


LSUS offers coursework to prepare you to apply for admission to the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at The University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM).

Pre-Radiologic Technology

Through a partnership with Northwestern State University in Natchitoches and the University of Louisiana at Monroe, LSUS students can take their Pre-Rad Tech undergraduate courses at LSUS before applying for admission to the Radiologic Technology program at either university.

Pre-Agriculture & Pre-Animal Science

LSUS offers two‐year Pre‐Agriculture programs for those wishing to obtain a 4-year agricultural degree from another university. Curricula is designed to prepare students for programs such as Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Mechanization, Animal Science, Crop Science, Dairying (four options), Entomology, Food Science and Technology, General Agriculture, General Horticulture, Poultry Science, Rural Sociology, and Soil Science.

Pre-Forestry & Wildlife

Our two‐year programs in Pre‐Forestry include Forest Management, Game Management, and Wood Science and Utilization.


Coursework in the Pre-Vet program prepares students to apply for admission to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.


THe LSUS Pre-Engineering program prepare students for studies in Engineering at LSU Baton Rouge.

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