The bachelor of science in dental hygiene requires a total of 54 prerequisite credit hours and 71 upper level credit hours.
The University of Michigan School of Dentistry offers special Degree Completion programs that can be taken either E-Learning (online) or on campus. Degree Completion programs are designed especially for students who either have an associate's degree or certificate, or who have completed some (but not all) of the coursework for a bachelor's degree. The course of study provides a broad-based education and enables graduates to expand their career options beyond clinical practice. At the completion of both the online and on-campus programs, each student will receive a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene.
This program allows you to take advantage of the strengths and resources of both Lewis University and the College of DuPage. The first two years of the program will be completed at Lewis University, in which you will study sciences such as anatomy, physiology, microbiology and more, with the remaining two years at the College of DuPage, at their tuition rate, where you will take dental hygiene courses and start your clinical rotation working on patients. The College of Dupage offers an excellent facility for dental hygiene students and boasts a 100% pass rate on the national boards for both the written and clinical portion. Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive your Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Lewis University.
EWU | Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene- Degree Completion
This program provides associate degree educated dental hygienists the opportunity to complete a baccalaureate degree, Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene (BSDH). The growing and complex healthcare environment creates exciting opportunities for dental hygiene practice and the delivery of oral health care. The objective of the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene program is to become competent in the knowledge, skills and values of dental hygiene, while building upon a liberal arts and science educational background that expands a view of oral health and disparity. This program focuses on the development of dental hygienists as life-long learners and critical thinkers with a commitment to professional leadership.From 2011 through 2015, 100% of the WCU Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene graduates have passed the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE) and 100% have passed a clinical examination. Passage of both examinations is required for licensure and practice.NOTICE: The class that started the professional program in Fall 2014 (and expecting to graduate in Spring 2016) is the last Dental Hygiene associate degree program. All students taking their prerequisites in Fall 2014 or entering the professional program in Fall 2015 will be working towards the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree.