The BS Degree in Dental Hygiene requires 120 credit hours. Fifty-seven credits are general education, science prerequisites and electives hours. The remaining sixty-three hours are clinical dental hygiene courses generally completed during the junior and senior years. Please refer to the Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements Advising Guide below.
The following courses must be completed before being admitted to the First Year Fall Semester of the clinical program. Students typically complete these courses during their freshmen and sophomore years and they also fulfill general studies requirements. These courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher and a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- English 101 & English 102
- Psychology 101
- Sociology 150
- Oral Communications 101
- Bio 204/205 Anatomy & Physiology/Lab
- Chem 100/101 Foundations of Chemistry lab
- Bio 216 Microbiology
- Bio 330 Nutrition