Associate in Science Degree in Dental Hygiene

Degree Requirements

General Education – Humanities/Fine Arts

See Associate in Science/Associate in Applied Science General Education Options

3 credits

 

General Education - Natural Science/Mathematics

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

CHM 1020Introduction to Chemistry (P)

3 credits

or higher

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 - 68 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 2400General and Oral Pathology (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

DES 1020Head, Neck & Dental Anatomy (O)

3 credits

DES 1051Nitrous Oxide Monitoring (O)

1 credit

DES 1100Elements of Dental Materials (O)

2 credits

DES 1100LElements of Dental Materials Lab (O)

1 credit

DES 1200Dental Radiography (O)

2 credits

DES 1200LDental Radiography 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 2051Pain Control and Anesthesia (O)

1 credit

DES 2502Dental Office Management (O)

1 credit

DES 2530CExpanded Functions for Dental Hygienists (O)

2 credits

HUN 1201Nutrition

3 credits

SPC 1608Introduction to Speech Communication (P)

3 credits

MCB 2010Microbiology for Health Sciences (P)

3 credits

MCB 2010LMicrobiology Lab for Health Sciences (P)

1 credit

All core curriculum and natural science courses require a grade of “C” or higher. BSC-2093 and BSC-2093L must be completed prior to taking DEH courses. Dental Hygiene applicants are required to take BSC-2010 and BSC-2010L, as a prerequisite for BSC-2093 and BSC-2093L. CHM-1020 and BSC-2094 and BSC-2094L must be completed by the end of the Fall semester, first year. MCB-2010 and MCB-2010L must be completed by the end of the Spring semester, first year.