Associate in Science Degree in Dental Hygiene

20530 - 88 credits

Degree Requirements

General Education – Humanities/Fine Arts

See Associate in Science Associate in Applied Science Degree General Education Options.          3 credits

PHI 1103Critical and Creative Thinking

3 credits

recommended

General Education - Natural Science/Mathematics

BSC 2093Anatomy and Physiology I

3 credits

BSC 2093LAnatomy and Physiology I Lab

1 credit

BSC 2094Anatomy and Physiology II

3 credits

BSC 2094LAnatomy and Physiology II Lab

1 credit

CHM 1020Introduction to Chemistry

3 credits

or higher

General Education - Social/Behavioral Science

PSY 2012Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

SYG 2000Introduction to Sociology

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

1 credit

DEH 1003LPre-Clinical Dental Hygiene Lab

2 credits

DEH 1130Oral Embryology and Histology

2 credits

DEH 1300Pharmacology

2 credits

DEH 1800Clinical Dental Hygiene I

2 credits

DEH 1800LClinical Dental Hygiene I Lab

3 credits

DEH 1802Clinical Dental Hygiene II

2 credits

DEH 1802LClinical Dental Hygiene II Lab

2 credits

DEH 2400General and Oral Pathology

2 credits

DEH 2602Periodontology

2 credits

DEH 2602LPeriodontology Lab

1 credit

DEH 2702Community Dental Health

2 credits

DEH 2702LCommunity Dental Health Lab

1 credit

DEH 2804Clinical Dental Hygiene III

2 credits

DEH 2804LClinical Dental Hygiene III Lab

4 credits

DEH 2806Clinical Dental Hygiene IV

2 credits

DEH 2806LClinical Dental Hygiene IV Lab

5 credits

DES 1020Head, Neck & Dental Anatomy

3 credits

DES 1051Nitrous Oxide Monitoring

1 credit

DES 1100Elements of Dental Materials

2 credits

DES 1100LElements of Dental Materials Lab

1 credit

DES 1200Dental Radiography

2 credits

DES 1200LDental Radiography Lab

1 credit

DES 1600Health Office Emergencies

2 credits

DES 1800Introduction to Clinical Procedures

2 credits

DES 1800LIntroduction to Clinical Procedures Lab

1 - 2 credit

DES 1840Preventive Dentistry

1 credit

DES 1840LPreventive Dentistry Lab

1 credit

DES 2051CPain Control and Anesthesia

2 credits

DES 2530CExpanded Functions for Dental Hygienists

2 credits

HUN 1201Nutrition

3 credits

SPC 1608Public Speaking

3 credits

MCB 2010Microbiology for Health Sciences

3 credits

MCB 2010LMicrobiology Lab for Health Sciences

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.