Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene Program
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 pre-requisite 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. In addition students experience a plethora of patient care at sites affiliated with our School of Dentistry so we are reaching Marylanders in need of oral health care. Our program, utilizes many means of teaching such online components along with classroom attendance, live clinics and live lab sessions. Students experience interprofessional opportunities
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 a regionally accredited college or university of their choice and complete their remaining 65 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 four-year University before attending UMSOD.
Note: our program has an accelerated BSDH-MPH program in affiliation with the University of Maryland School of Medicine. A student enrolled in the dental hygiene program has access to applying to graduate school through the Masters Of Public Health Program at our School of Medicine, thus earning a BSDH-MPH in an accelerated period of time.
Experience a Bachelor of Science degree on a professional campus with many opportunities! We welcome your inquiries and applications.