Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene Classes


In addition to major core requirements, all students enrolled in associate degree programs must complete a minimum of 21 credits in general education courses.

The following courses are not included in the 80 credits needed for graduation:

CAP 1XX Computer Literacy 3
MATH 1XX Mathematics (MATH) 3
PSY 112 Introduction to Psychology 3

General Education Core - 15 credits

ENG 101 English Composition 3
ENG 1XX English Elective 3
COM 1XX Communications Elective 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
  Humanities (HIS, PHIL, SPAN, ASL, HUM) 3

Non-Major Core Requirements - 16 credits

CHEM 101 Chemistry 4
BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 212 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO 235 Microbiology 4

Dental Hygiene Core Requirements - 49 credits

First Semester

DHP 105 Radiology 3
DHP 104 Head and Neck Anatomy and Embryology 4

Second Semester

DHP 110 Principles of Dental Hygiene I 4
DHP 202 Nutrition 3

Third Semester

DHP 120 Principles of Dental Hygiene II 4
DHP 102 Periodontology 3

Fourth Semester

DHP 106 Pharmacology and Pain Management 4
DHP 103 Dental Materials 4

Fifth Semester

DHP 210 Principles of Dental Hygiene III 5
DHP 201 Community and Public Health Dentistry 4
DHP 113 General and Oral Pathology 3

Sixth Semester

DHP 220 Principles of Dental Hygiene IV 5
DHP 230 Dental Hygiene Capstone 3

Total Credits: 


Students must complete all the general Associate degree graduation requirements as stated in the catalog. In addition, students must complete all Dental Hygiene core courses with a minimum grade of "C+" or better.

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