southern university at shreveport dental hygiene program

Last Updated on December 14, 2022 by

Every dental hygiene/hygienist school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We’ve pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the dental hygiene program at Southern University at Shreveport stacks up to those at other schools.

Southern University at Shreveport is located in Shreveport, Louisiana and approximately 2,932 students attend the school each year. During the the most recent year for which data is available, 7 students received their associate’s degree in dental hygiene.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Dental Hygiene/Hygienist section at the bottom of this page.

Southern University at Shreveport Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Degrees Available

  • Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene

Southern University at Shreveport Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Rankings

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it’s not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Dental Hygiene Student Demographics at Southern University at Shreveport

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the dental hygiene majors at Southern University at Shreveport.

Southern University at Shreveport Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Associate’s Program

100%WOMEN57%RACIAL-ETHNIC MINORITIES*For the most recent academic year available, 0% of dental hygiene associate’s degrees went to men and 100% went to women.


Southern University at Shreveport does a better job with serving racial-ethnic minorities than the typical school does. Its associate’s program in dental hygiene graduates 27% more racial-ethnic minorities than the nationwide average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Southern University at Shreveport with a associate’s in dental hygiene.

Race/EthnicityNumber of Students
Black or African American4
Hispanic or Latino0
International Students0
Other Races/Ethnicities0

Careers That Dental Hygiene Grads May Go Into

A degree in dental hygiene can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for LA, the home state for Southern University at Shreveport.

OccupationJobs in LAAverage Salary in LA
Dental Hygienists1,950$59,810
Health Specialties Professors880$105,820


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

Program Information

  • Applications to the Clinical Dental Hygiene program are available each year in January.
  • Obtain application form for the dental hygiene program and complete by March 31st of the year admission is sought.
  • Arrangements must be made to have official transcripts sent by each college attended. These should be sent directly to the dental hygiene program by March 31st of the year in which admission to the program is sought.
  • A personal interview with the Dental Hygiene Admissions Committee is required.
  • Two confidential recommendations must be submitted directly to the Dental Hygiene program. At least one recommendation by one of applicants’ instructors.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 12 semester credit hours at Southern University at Shreveport. No exceptions will be made to this regulation.
  • Students must have earned a minimum of a 2.8 uncorrected cumulative grade point average on a (4.0 scale) in all previous college course work.
  • Students must have earned a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average on a (4.0 scale) in the required science courses for the program.
  • All selections will be made after the end of the Spring semester, once a year.
  • An official copy of the candidate’s scores on the Test for Essential Academic Skills (TEAS TEST). Score of 70% or better is required.
  • All Science courses must be completed within 5 years prior to the semester of application to the dental hygiene program.
  • Student must complete the following prerequisite courses by the end of the Spring semester at the time the application is submitted to the dental hygiene program. A grade of “C” or better is required in these courses:
SENL 101SFreshman English I3 credit hours
SMAT121SPrecalculus Algebra3 credit hours
SBIO 221SHuman Anatomy & Physiology Lecture I3 credit hours
SBIO 221LSHuman Anatomy & Physiology Lab I1 credit hour
BIOL 222SHuman Anatomy & Physiology Lecture II3 credit hours
BIOL 222LSHuman Anatomy & Physiology Lab II1 credit hour
SCHE 101S General Chemistry3 credit hours
SBIO 212S Microbiology Lecture 3 credit hours
SBIO 221LSMicrobiology Lab3 credit hours
DHYG 101SIntroduction to Dental Hygiene1 credit hour

Students admitted to the dental hygiene program will be bound by all rules and regulations set forth by Southern University at Shreveport and the Dental Hygiene Program. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the program.

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