Dental Hygiene - Associate of Applied Science

(99 credits)

NOTE: Students must receive a final grade of C (75%) or higher to remain in the program. Clinical courses have additional requirements that must be met in addition to the grade of C (75%).

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 99 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

All General Education and Core Requirements must be met before formally applying to the program.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Select one course from four of the following six content areas for a total of 12-14 credits 1, 212-14
This degree requires courses from Areas I, II, III and IV; students do not need to take additional courses to complete the General Education requirements.
Area I: Communications
Rhetoric and Composition (Core Requirement) 34
Area II: Mathematics
College Algebra (Core Requirement) 33
Area III: Laboratory Sciences
Principles and Applications of Chemistry (Core Requirement) 34
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
Introduction to Psychology (Core Requirement) 33
Area V: Humanities
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
General Education Elective
COMM 253GPublic Speaking (Core Requirement) 33
or COMM 265G Principles of Human Communication
Core Requirements
BIOL 221
221 L
Introductory Microbiology
and Introductory Microbiology Laboratory 3
BIOL 225Human Anatomy and Physiology I 34
BIOL 226Human Anatomy and Physiology II 34
CHEM 210Chemistry for the Allied Health Sciences 33
HNDS 251Human Nutrition 33
SOC 101GIntroductory Sociology 33
Major Requirements
Technical Requirements 4
DHYG 110Preclinical Dental Hygiene3
DHYG 112Preclinical Dental Hygiene Lab3
DHYG 114Oral Histology and Embryology2
DHYG 116Head and Neck Anatomy3
DHYG 117Dental Anatomy2
DHYG 118Dental Radiology3
DHYG 120Dental Hygiene Theory I3
DHYG 122Clinical Dental Hygiene I3
DHYG 124General and Oral Pathology3
DHYG 126Periodontology3
DHYG 132Clinical Dental Hygiene II2
DHYG 134Dental Materials3
DHYG 210Dental Hygiene Theory III2
DHYG 212Clinical Dental Hygiene III4
DHYG 214Dental Pharmacology3
DHYG 215Medical and Dental Emergencies2
DHYG 217Research Methodology2
DHYG 218Pain and Anxiety Management2
DHYG 219Pain and Anxiety Management Clinical1
DHYG 220Dental Hygiene Theory IV3
DHYG 222Clinical Dental Hygiene IV4
DHYG 224Principles of Practice2
DHYG 225Dental Public Health Education3
Total Credits99