School of Health Sciences Dental Hygiene

Scored Prerequisites

For complete information, please refer to the USD Undergraduate Catalog.

Scored Prerequisites

Course

Course Title

Credits

CHEM 106/CHEM 106L Chemistry Survey with Lab

4

CHEM 107/CHEM 107L Organic and Biochemistry with Lab

4

PHGY 220/PHGY 220L Human Anatomy/Physiology I with Lab

4

PHGY 230/PHGY 230L Human Anatomy/Physiology II with Lab

4

MICR 230/MICR 232 Basic Microbiology with Lab

4

ENGL 101 Composition I

3

ENGL 210 Introduction to Literature

3

PSYC 101 General Psychology

3

MATH 102 College Algebra or higher MATH

3

SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology

3

SPCM 101 Fundamentals of Speech

3

 
Requirements in Addition to Scored Prerequisites

The requirements below must be fulfilled in addition to the scored prerequisite courses, the proficiency exam and the professional curriculum to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. Please see the USD UG Catalog-Graduation Requirements for courses fulfilling each requirement, other than the Math  requirement.

Advanced Composition 3 Credits
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 Credits
Math 3 Credits
Aesthetic Experience 3 Credits
Professional Interest Electives 9 Credits
Globalization
3 Credits
TOTAL 120 Credits*

  • All required and elective credit hours must be completed before entering the professional dental hygiene curriculum. The Dental Hygiene Department Chairperson and USD Enrollment Services Center must approve any course taken from another institution for transfer prior to taking the course
  • Upon successful completion of the prerequisite courses, the professional curriculum, the proficiency exam, and these additional requirements, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene is awarded
Professional Curriculum