Open Menu

Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene Program

Click here for program information

Dental Hygiene  Program
Office of Admissions



The following required courses may be completed at any accredited US college or university.  To be considered for admission, students should have completed the majority of the prerequisite courses, including a minimum of 16 (20 is highly recommended) of the science courses, by the end of December prior to the academic year for which they are applying.  All courses must be completed by the end of the spring semester prior to fall entry into the Dental Hygiene Bachelor Of Science Program. Please note that students are required to earn at least a C grade in all pre-requisite courses. No grades lower than C will be accepted.

(The Committee on Dental Hygiene Recruitment and Admissions reserves the right to modify the prerequisites when additional courses are necessary to improve an applicant's preparation for entering the dental hygiene program. Admission and curriculum requirements are subject to change without prior notice.)

(*All Science Courses must be taken with 5-7 years of the year you wish to enroll into the program.)
Anatomy / Physiology I & II*8 credits
General Biology*4 credits
Inorganic or General Chemistry*4 credits
Microbiology*4 credits
Organic Chemistry*4 credits
Non-Science Courses
Basic Statistics3 credits
Technical Writing3 credits
English Composition6 credits
(This course can be taken in the categories of literature, philosophy, foreign languages, music and art appreciation, fine arts, math, particular education courses and history.  Course must be academic, non-studio courses.  Physical Education courses are not transferable.)
3 credits
Introduction to Psychology3 credits
Introduction to Sociology3 credits
Principles of Nutrition*3 credits
Public Speaking3 credits
Social Sciences
(Social science electives can be taken in the categories of psychology and sociology (other than the required introductory course), anthropology, political science, economics, Cultural Studies, Woman's Studies, geography, business management, religion, information systems (not keyboarding courses) and education,  Introduction to Computers (academic course) is often a General Education Requirement for college freshman and would be an acceptable 3 credit social science elective)
6 credits