Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Dental Hygiene Degree Requirements:

55-73 Major Hours, 120 Degree Hours

System General Education Requirements

  • Written Composition 3 cr
  • Advanced Composition 3cr
  • Oral Communication 3 cr
  • Social Science 6 cr
  • Humanities and Fine Arts 3 cr
  • Natural Sciences 6 cr (Two 3-credit courses with lab)

Mathematics-Select 3 cr from the following:

MATH 102 - College Algebra (C) [SGR #5]
MATH 103 - Quantitative Literacy (C) [SGR #5]
MATH 104 - Finite Mathematics (C) [SGR #5]

Additional Graduation Requirements (Institutional and Regental)

  • ENGL 210 - Introduction to Literature (C) [SGR #4, IGR #1]
  • Aesthetic Experience 3cr
  • Critical Writing 3 cr
  • Globalization3 cr

Supporting Course Requirements (12 cr hrs)

Select 12 credit hours in the following prefixes: PHGY, ANAT, BIOC, CHEM, MICR, NUTR, PHARM, or approved by department chair.

Departmental Requirements (55-73 cr hrs)

Dental Hygiene Science Core Requirements (12-45 credit hours)

Required Courses (12 credit hours)

Course/No. Course Title Site Rotation
DHYG 450 Dental Hygiene Leadership (3 cr.) Online Every Summer
DHYG 451 Current Trends in Dentistry (3 cr.) Online Every Summer
DHYG 452 Interprofessional Dental education & Practice(3 cr.) Online Every Spring
DHYG 453 Inclusive Patient Care(3 cr.) Online Every Fall
DHYG 454 Collaborative Dental Hygiene Practice (3 cr.) Online Every Summer

Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) approved associate's degree (40-58 credit hours)

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Program Total: 120 credit hours