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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Dental Hygiene

Traditional BS Program

Page address: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/dental/program/

Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene

Curriculum (2013–2014)

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

General Education Prerequisites Required for Major

  • ENG 101 - Composition (4) ~
  • CMST 100 - Fundamentals of Communication (3) or CMST 102 - Public Speaking (3) ~
  • BIOL 270 - Microbiology (4) ^
  • CHEM 106 - Intro to Chemistry (3) or CHEM 111 - Chemistry of Life Processes (5) ^
  • STAT 154 - Elementary Statistics (3) ~
  • PSYC 101 - Psychology (4) ~
  • SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology (3) or SOC 150 - Social Problems (3) ~
  • PHIL 120 - Intro to Ethics (3) or PHIL 222 - Medical Ethics (3) *
  • HLTH 101 - Health and the Environment (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 and Histology (2) * #
  • 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

Dental Hygiene Courses

Fall Junior Year (14 credits)

  • DHYG 311 – Preclinical Orientation (3)
  • DHYG 313 – Clinical Skills Development (3)
  • DHYG 321 – Radiography I (3)
  • DHYG 322 – Biomaterials I (2)
  • DHYG 334 – Dental Computer Software Management (1)
  • DHYG 327 -  Periodontology I (2)

Spring Junior Year (13 credits)

  • DHYG 427 – Periodontology II (2)
  • DHYG 328 – Radiography Interpretation (2)
  • DHYG 329 – Oral Embryology and Patho (3)
  • DHYG 326 – Biomaterials II (2)
  • DHYG 331 – Clinical Dental Hygiene I (2)
  • DHYG 332 – Clinical Seminar I (2)

Summer Junior Year (2 credits)

  • DHYG 333 – Clinical Dental Hygiene IS (2)

Fall Senior Year (14 credits)

  • DHYG 420 – Local Anesthesia (1)
  • DHYG 421 – Clinical Dental Hygiene II (3)
  • DHYG 422 – Clinical Seminar II (1)
  • DHYG 423 – Pharmacology (3)
  • DHYG 425 – Community Dental Health (3)
  • DHYG 426 – Dental Hygiene Jurisprudence (1)
  • DHYG 428 – Teledentistry Technology (1)
  • DHYG 438 – Advanced Community Prac. I (1)

Spring Senior Year (15 credits)

  • DHYG 424 – Nitrous Oxide Sedation (1)
  • DHYG 431 – Clinical Dental Hygiene III (3)
  • DHYG 432 – Clinical Seminar III (2)
  • DHYG 435 – Community Practicum (2)
  • DHYG 437 – Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient (2)
  • DHYG 439 – Advanced Community Prac. II (1)
  • DHYG 440 – Restorative Functions (4)

Summary

  • General Education: 44
  • Required for Major: 16
  • Dental Hygiene Core: 58
  • Electives: 2
  • Total: 120