Associate in Science Degree in Dental Hygiene

Degree Requirements

General Education – Humanities/Fine Arts

ENC 1101English Composition I (P)

3 credits

SPC 1608Introduction to Speech Communication (P)

3 credits

General Education - Natural Science/Mathematics

CHM 1020Introduction to Chemistry (P)

3 credits

BSC 2093Anatomy and Physiology I (P)

3 credits

BSC 2093LAnatomy and Physiology I Lab (P)

1 credit

BSC 2094Anatomy and Physiology II(P)

3 credits

BSC 2094LAnatomy and Physiology II Lab (P)

1 credit

MCB 2010Microbiology for Health Sciences (P)

3 credits

MCB 2010LMicrobiology Lab for Health Sciences (P)

1 credit

General Education - Social/Behavioral Science

PSY 2012Introduction to Psychology (P)

3 credits

SYG 2000Introduction to Sociology (P)

3 credits

General Education courses *may be taken prior to acceptance into the program or must be completed while enrolled in the program.

Major Field Required Courses - 61 credits

DEH 1003Pre-Clinical Dental Hygiene (O)

1 credit

DEH 1003LPre-Clinical Dental Hygiene Lab (O)

2 credits

DEH 1130Oral Embryology and Histology (O)

2 credits

DEH 1300Pharmacology (O)

2 credits

DEH 1800Clinical Dental Hygiene I (O)

2 credits

DEH 1800LClinical Dental Hygiene I Lab (O)

3 credits

DEH 1802Clinical Dental Hygiene II (O)

2 credits

DEH 1802LClinical Dental Hygiene II Lab (O)

2 credits

DEH 2602Periodontology (O)

2 credits

DEH 2602LPeriodontology Lab (O)

1 credit

DEH 2702Community Dental Health (O)

2 credits

DEH 2702LCommunity Dental Health Lab (O)

1 credit

DEH 2804Clinical Dental Hygiene III (O)

2 credits

DEH 2804LClinical Dental Hygiene III Lab (O)

4 credits

DEH 2806Clinical Dental Hygiene IV (O)

2 credits

DEH 2806LClinical Dental Hygiene IV Lab (O)

5 credits

DEH 2400General and Oral Pathology (O)

2 credits

DES 1020Head, Neck & Dental Anatomy (O)

3 credits

DES 1100Elements of Dental Materials (O)

2 credits

DES 1100LElements of Dental Materials Lab (O)

1 credit

DES 1600Health Office Emergencies (O)

2 credits

DES 1800Introduction to Clinical Procedures (O)

2 credits

DES 1800LIntroduction to Clinical Procedures Lab (O)

1 - 2 credit

DES 1840Preventive Dentistry (O)

1 credit

DES 1840LPreventive Dentistry Lab (O)

1 credit

DES 2530CExpanded Functions for Dental Hygienists (O)

2 credits

DES 1200Dental Radiography (O)

2 credits

DES 1200LDental Radiography Lab (O)

1 credit

DES 2502Dental Office Management (O)

1 credit

DES 1051Nitrous Oxide Monitoring (O)

1 credit

DES 2051Pain Control and Anesthesia (O)

1 credit

HUN 1201Nutrition

3 credits

All core curriculum and natural science courses require a grade of “C” or higher. Anatomy and Physiology I and corequisite lab must be completed prior to taking DEH courses. Dental Hygiene applicants are required to take BSC 2010, General Biology I, as a prerequisite for Anatomy and Physiology I. Introduction to Chemistry and Anatomy and Physiology II and corequisite lab must be completed by the end of the Fall semester, first year. Microbiology and corequisite lab must be completed by the end of the Spring semester, first year.