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Dental Hygiene

Prerequisite Courses


All prerequisite courses must be either complete or in progress at the time of application and all prerequisite courses must be complete with a “C” or above in order to be eligible for the Dental Hygiene Program.

BIOL 121 Introductory Biology I 4
BIOL 252 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIOL 253 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIOL 224 Microbiology 4
CHEM 110 Introductory Chemistry or higher 4
ENGL 111 Freshman Composition 3
MATH 114 Math for Health Careers or higher 3
Total 26

General Education Courses

Students are strongly encouraged to complete all General Education courses before application to the Program. The rigorous nature of the Program makes it difficult for students to be able to expect to finish these courses while in the Program. All General Education courses must be completed with a minimum “C” grade.

ENGL 211 Advanced Composition OR  
ENGL 218 Advance Technical Composition 3
SPCH 110 Public Speaking OR  
SPCH 111 Interpersonal Communication 3
HLTH 118 Introduction to Nutrition 3
SOCI 110 Introduction to Sociology 3
PSYC 120 Introduction to Psychology 3
Total 15

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