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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Pre-Requisite Courses

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Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene

Curriculum 2015–2016

Descriptions of courses listed below are available on the Undergraduate Catalog page.

General Education Prerequisites Required for Major

  • BIOL 270  Microbiology (4) ^
  • CHEM 106 Chemistry of Life Process Part 1 (3) or CHEM 111 - Chemistry of Life Process Part II (5) ^
  • CMST 100 Fundamentals of Communication (3) or CMST 102 - Public Speaking (3) ~
  • ENG 101 Composition (4) ~
  • HLTH 101 Health and the Environment (3) *
  • PHIL 120W Intro to Ethics (3) or PHIL 222W - Medical Ethics (3) *
  • PSYC 101 Psychology (4) ~
  • SOC 101  Introduction to Sociology (3) or SOC 150 - Social Problems (3) ~
  • STAT 154 Elementary Statistics (4) or SOC 202 - Introductory Social Statistics (3) ~

Other Course Prerequisites Required for Major

  • BIOL 220 Human Anatomy (4) ~
  • BIOL 330 Principles of Human Physiology (4) ^
  • DHYG 100 Perspectives in Dental Hygiene (1) ~
  • DHYG 219 Head and Neck Anatomy (2) #
  • DHYG 223 Pharmacology (3) *
  • DHYG 225 Oral Anatomy (2) #
  • FCS 242 Nutrition for Healthcare Professionals (3) *

Key for Prerequisites Required for Major

  • (~) These courses must be completed prior to applying to the dental hygiene program
  • (*) These courses must be completed prior to starting the dental hygiene program
  • (^) Two of these three courses must be completed prior to applying to the dental hygiene program
  • (#) One of these two courses must be completed prior to applying to the DHYG program and the other must be completed prior to starting the program.
  • Numbers shown in ( ) are not counted toward the total number of Gen Ed credits required.
  • Must earn a minimum grade of “C” in prerequisite courses