Prospective Students

Curriculum

The Entry Level Program curriculum includes pre-dental hygiene coursework (the university’s General Education (GE) requirements and additional natural sciences), the dental hygiene major (professional program), an area of specialization and electives

The GEs and natural sciences must be completed prior to matriculation in the dental hygiene major. The dental hygiene major and area of specialization courses are only available to students who have been admitted to the dental hygiene professional program.

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Course descriptions are available in the course offering bulletin.

The Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree is designed to be a four-year program, and most students can complete the degree in four years if they plan carefully and meet the required standards. A sample schedule and benchmarks for progress are available at four year degree planning. Dental hygiene courses are not transferrable to other institutions.

Legacy GE Requirements

GE and Natural Science Prerequisites

54

Dental Hygiene Major

62

Area of Specialization

6-8

Electives

0-1

Program Total

122*

*Program Total shown is the minimum requirement.

New GE Requirements

GE

32-39

Prerequisites

37-38 (23 if prereqs overlap with GE)

Dental Hygiene Major

62

Area of Specialization

6-8

Electives

0-1

Program Total

122*

*Program Total shown is the minimum requirement.