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Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene Program
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Dental Hygiene Program
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The Bachelor of Science or Baccalaureate Degree Hygiene Program is for individuals who are entering the profession of dental hygiene for the first time and who have completed 57 credits of  required prerequisite coursework at an accredited U.S. college or university. Preference may be given to students who have taken their pre-requisites from a 4 year institution.


The Baccalaureate degree (Bachelor of Science) program offers direct patient care within the school of dentistry under dental hygiene faculty plus the opportunity to experience other aspects of dental care. Our students experience patients in an array of special needs areas to give students a well rounded educational foundation.

Our program is also a hybrid-type online program, meaning our courses have online components along with classroom attendance, live clinics and live lab sessions.

The Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate degree Program is a 2+2 program, which means our students complete 57 pre-requisite credits (freshman and sophomore years of college) at an accredited college or university of their choice and complete their remaining 63 credits of core dental hygiene credits (junior and senior year) here at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, as a junior and senior. Preference may be given to students who have attended a 4 year University before attending UMSOD.