Courses


Pre-Requisite Courses: Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene

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)
  • FCS 140 –Introduction to Nutrition (3) or FCS 242 - Nutrition for Healthcare Professionals (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) or BIOL 310 –Basics 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)

Dental Hygiene (BS) Courses:  Class of 2020

Fall Junior Year (14 credits)

  • DHYG 311 – Preclinical Orientation (3)
  • DHYG 313 – Clinical Skills Development (3)
    • This course has additional course fees.  For Fall 2019, this is $3122.00: $12 for malpractice insurance and $3,110.00 for kit fee.
  • DHYG 321 – Radiography I (3)
  • DHYG 322 – Biomaterials I (2)
  • DHYG 327 -  Periodontology I (2)
  • DHYG 334 – Dental Computer Software Management (1)

Spring Junior Year (14 credits)

  • DHYG 326 – Biomaterials II (2)
  • DHYG 328 – Radiography Interpretation (2)
  • DHYG 329 – Oral Embryology and Patho (3)
  • DHYG 331 – Clinical Dental Hygiene I (2)
    • This course has additional course fees.  For Spring 2020, this is $1,596 for kit fee.
  • DHYG 332 – Clinical Seminar I (2)
  • DHYG 420 – Local Anesthesia (1)
  • DHYG 427 – Periodontology II (2)

Summer Junior Year (2 credits)

  • DHYG 333 – Clinical Dental Hygiene IS (2)

Fall Senior Year (13 credits)

  • DHYG 421 – Clinical Dental Hygiene II (3)
    • This course has an additional course fee of $12 for malpractice insurance.
  • DHYG 422 – Clinical Seminar II (1)
  • DHYG 424 – Nitrous Oxide Sedation (1)
  • DHYG 425W – Community Dental Health (3)
  • DHYG 426 – Dental Hygiene Jurisprudence (1)
  • DHYG 428 – Technology in Dentistry (1)
  • DHYG 435 – Community Practicum (2)
  • DHYG 438 – Advanced Community Prac. I (1)

Spring Senior Year (12 credits + optional)

  • DHYG 431 – Clinical Dental Hygiene III (3)
  • DHYG 432 – Clinical Seminar III (2)
  • DHYG 437 – Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient (2)
  • DHYG 439 – Advanced Community Prac. II (1)
  • DHYG 440 – Restorative Functions (4)
  • General Education (if needed)

Optional:

  • DHYG 447 – Dental Health Study Abroad Belize (3)
  • DHYG 499 – Individual Study, National Board Prep (1)

Summary

  • General Education: 44
  • Required for Major: 19
  • Dental Hygiene Core: 55
  • Electives: 2
  • Total: 120