Transfer Course Requirements

Dental Hygiene Transfer RequirementsThe curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to enroll full-time. The total degree requirement is 120 semester credits. Students may apply a maximum of 90 semester hours of approved transfer credits (toward the 120 total) in dental hygiene and general education courses. Length of time to complete the program is one year. All courses must be completed by August 1 prior to the fall entry into the Degree Completion Program.  Students are required to earn at least a C grade in all required transfer courses.  No grades lower than C will transfer.  The 90 transfer credit must be completed at a regionally accredited college or university prior to matriculation.  Dental Hygiene transfer credits must be completed at a regionally accredited college or university that is also accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.  (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.)

Science Requirements 15 credits
One lower division course in each of the following (credit hours may vary for each course)  
Chemistry (General, Organic or Biochemistry)  
Anatomy and Physiology  
Non-Science Requirements 30 credits
English Composition including 3cr. Technical Writing course 9 credits
General Psychology 3 credits
Humanities (These course can be taken in the categories of literature, philosophy, foreign languages, music and art appreciation, fine arts, math, particular education courses and history. Courses must be academic, non-studio courses. Physical Education courses are not transferable.) 3 credits
General Sociology 3 credits
Speech 3 credits
Statistics 3 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 acceptable as a social science elective.) 6 credits
Additional Course requirements Dental Hygiene Courses 45 credits
Electives Variable Credit Hours