Program Curriculum

The following 69 credits are required in the program:

Course #TitleSemester Credit
Fall (1)
DHYG 2116Oral Embryology and Histology1
DHYG 2211Introduction to Dental Hygiene Theory3
DHYG 2215Oral Anatomy 2
DHYG 2217Dental Radiography I2
DHYG 2314Human Anatomy and Physiology I3
DHYG 2513Dental Hygiene Pre-clinic4
DHYG 2517Periodontal Instrumentation1
TOTAL16
Spring (2)
DHYG 2119Dental Hygiene Seminar I1
DHYG 2223Dental Radiography II2
DHYG 2231Dental Hygiene Theory I3
DHYG 2331Dental Hygiene Clinic I 2
DHYG 2425Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
DHYG 3434Pathology4
TOTAL16
Summer (3)
DHYG 3245Dental Hygiene Clinic - Summer 2
DHYG 3246Local Anesthesia2
TOTAL4
Fall (4)
DHYG 2327Dental Materials3
DHYG 3231Dental Hygiene Theory II2
DHYG 3331Dental Hygiene Clinic II3
DHYG 3332Pharmacology3
DHYG 3335Periodontology 3
DHYG 3344Community Dentistry I3
TOTAL17
Spring (5)
DHYG 3119Dental Hygiene Seminar II1
DHYG 3241Dental Hygiene Theory III2
DHYG 3242Management of Patients with Special Needs 3
DHYG 3243Ethics, Jurisprudence, and Practice Management 2
DHYG 3244Community Dentistry II2
DHYG 3333Nutrition3
DHYG 3541Dental Hygiene Clinic III 3
TOTAL16
OVERALL TOTAL69

A grade of “F” or a mark of “U” or “NC” is not acceptable for progression to the next semester, nor is it acceptable for graduation if it occurs in the last semester of the program.  A grade of “D” in the following professional courses is not acceptable for progression to the next semester, nor is it acceptable for graduation if it occurs in the last semester of the program: Introduction to Dental Hygiene Theory (DHYG 2211), Periodontal Instrumentation (DHYG 2517), Dental Radiography I (DHYG 2217), Dental Hygiene Theory I (DHYG 2231), Dental Radiography II (DHYG 2223), Local Anesthesia (DHYG 3246), Dental Hygiene Theory II (DHYG 3231), Dental Hygiene Theory III (DHYG 3341), Dental Hygiene Clinic – Summer (DHYG 3245).  A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required to earn the degree.