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Dental Hygiene (BS)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2011 - Spring 2012 catalog year. For more
information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene

Major: DH

Degree: BS

Unit: School of Dentistry (SD)

Lower Division Pre-Professional Curriculum

Type Hours

*6 Hours of Written Communication 6

* 3 Hours of Oral Communication 3

**CHEM 101 or 105 Chemistry 3 or 4

*BIOL 102 Introduction to Biological Systems 3

*BIOL 104 Introductions to Biological Systems Lab 1

**BIOL 260 Anatomy & Physiology I 3

**BIOL 261 Anatomy & Physiology II 3

**BIOL 262 Anatomy & Physiology Lab 1

*MATH (choose one from Gen Ed list) 3

**HSS 303 Human Nutrition 3

SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology or SOC 203 Self and Society 3

PSYC 201 Introducation to Psychology 3

HIST 101 Hist-Civilizations I or HIST 102 Hist-Civilizations II 3

Arts and Humanities- one course in each area (see catalog) 6

Cultural Diversity- 6 hours of CD courses- at least 3 hours must be CD1 6

Social and Behavioral Sciences- one course at 200 or 300 level 3

DHED 101 DH Academic Orientation 1


Minimum Total 54

*Students must make a “C” or above in these courses.

**Students must make a “C” or above in these courses and must have completed them within 5 years of applying for Upper
Division admission.

Upper Division Professional Curriculum

Dental Hygiene Required Courses

Type Hours

Third Year: First Semester

DHED 305 Biology of Head & Neck 3

DHED 303 Dental Anatomy 2

DHED 304 Radiography 2

DHED 301 Dental Hygiene Theory I 3

DHED 302 Dental Hygiene Principles of Practice I 2

DHED 306 Microbiology 3

DHED 307 Physical Diagnosis and Medical Management 3

Total 18

Third Year: Second Semester

DHED 308 Preclinical Radiography 1

DHED 309 General & Oral Pathology I 3

DHED 310 Periodontology 3

DHED 311 Pain & Anxiety Control (Local Anesthesia) 3

DHED 313 Dental Hygiene Theory II 3

DHED 314 Dental Hygiene Principles of Practice II 3

DHED 312 Oral Health Education 2

Total 18

Third Year: Summer Session

DHED 315 Dental Materials 4


DHED 316 Community Dental Health I 2

Total 6

Fourth Year: First Semester

DHED 402 Pharmacology 3

DHED 403 Statistics & Research Design 3

DHED 404 Special Needs Patients 2

DHED 406 Community Dental Health II 2

DHED 408 Dental Hygiene Principles of Practice III 4

DHED 409 Clinical Radiology I 1

DHED 407 Advanced Technology & Patient Care Procedures I 2

DHED 405 Advanced Periodontology I 1

Total 18

Fourth Year: Second Semester

DHED 410 Advanced Radiology 1

DHED 411 Clinical Radiology II 1

DHED 412 Dental Hygiene Principles of Practice IV 4

DHED414 Advanced Technology and Patient Care Procedures II 1

DHED 413 Advanced Periodontology II 1

DHED 415 Dental Hygiene Ethics and Practice 2

DHED 417 Dental Hygiene Extramural Education 2

** Students may select one of these areas for concentrated study 12

Total 125