Dental Hygiene


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  • DH Advanced Standing Admission Requirements

    The Dental Hygiene Advanced Standing program is available to all students who:

    • Have a minimum of 57 semester hours of academic credit (exclusive of physical education, military science, dogmatic religion and vocational courses) from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning;
    • Have completed a dental hygiene program accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation;
    • Submit a copy of a dental hygiene license;
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale;
    • Have successfully completed (a grade of C or better) the minimum prerequisite number of required courses listed below.
    Required Courses# of Courses# of Hours
    English Composition26
    Social or Behavioral Science126
    College Algebra, Quantitative Reasoning or Higher Mathematics13
    Humanities and Fine Arts239
    Natural Science326
    Electives 27
       
    Total Prerequisites 

    57 

     

    1Social and Behavioral Sciences include courses such as anthropology, economics, political science, psychology or sociology. 

    2Humanities and Fine Arts include courses such as art history, dance, history, modern languages, music, philosophy, religion or theatre.

    3Natural Sciences include courses such as astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, physics or physical science.

     

    Technical Standards

    Admission criteria do not discriminate against persons with handicapping conditions. However, all candidates must meet minimum technical standards to function successfully as students and later as dental hygiene practitioners.  Click here to review the technical standards for the dental hygiene program.