Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, Entry Level Academics Information
The Dental Hygiene Bachelor of Science Degree program prepares students for licensure and entry to the profession through two academic years of upper-level coursework. This program requires all students to successfully complete a total of 63 program hours in two years upon completion of 60 hours of prerequisites, to include the Texas Core Curriculum, taken at any accredited college or university. In addition, dental hygiene students work alongside dental students in clinics to simulate a real-life setting. Once completed, students will acquire a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Dental Hygiene is a licensed profession requiring successful completion of:
- National Board Dental Hygiene Examination
- The Western Regional Examining Board (WREB)
- A state Jurisprudence Examination
The academic path that students will follow during the course of this program includes course work in dental hygiene theory, laboratory, and clinical skills. A sample plan of study for the Dental Hygiene Bachelor of Science program from the 2015-17 catalog shows the normal semesters in which courses are scheduled to be taught.