The following 51 credits are required for admission. All listed courses are required from a regionally accredited post-secondary academic institution, and must fulfill all College requirements regarding acceptance of transfer credit. If in doubt of the suitability of the following prerequisite courses, please contact the CHP Welcome Center.
For a list of eligible prerequisite courses at institutions around Arkansas, see our Dental Hygiene Prerequisite Guide for 2017-2018.
|Area/Typical Course Title||Minimum Semester Credit|
|Two-semester sequence of English Composition||6|
|Fundamentals of Speech or Speech Communication||3|
|College Algebra (or higher level Mathematics)||3|
|Principles of chemistry course with laboratory||4|
|Principles of biology course with laboratory (A Zoology course with laboratory is also acceptable)||4|
|Microbiology with laboratory||4|
|Music, Art, Theater||3|
|Philosophy, Political Science, Literature, or Humanities||3|
|History of the United States or National Government||3|
|Two-semester sequence of History of Civilization||6|
|Introduction to Sociology||3|
|Upper Level Electives||6|
Chemistry, biology, and microbiology courses must include laboratory sections and must have been completed not more than seven years prior to entry into the program. Credit by examination will not be given for science courses. A course grade of “C” or higher must be achieved to satisfy program prerequisite and core curriculum requirements.
Proof of successful completion of course work taken in a semester immediately preceding entry into the professional curriculum must be presented before registration.