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Dental Hygiene Program Requirements

General Education Requirements

  • English
    3–6 credits
    Required: ENG 102 or ENG 114
  • Fine Arts
    3 credits
    Recommended: THTR 210 (meets diversity)
  • Humanities
    3 credits
  • Mathematics
    3 credits
    Required: STATS 152 (or higher STATS)
  • Science
    6 credits
    Required: BIOL 190/190L, CHEM 121
  • Social Science
    3 credits
    Required: PSY 101

Total GenEd Requirements: 21–24 credits


Additional College Requirements

  • Diversity
    3 credits
  • Science
    6 credits
    Science courses fulfilling the 6 credits include: BIOL 190/190L (2 credits from GenEd), BIOL 251: General Microbiology (4 credits)
  • U.S. & NV Constitution
    3 credits

Total Additional College Requirements: 9–12 credits


Program Core Requirements

  • BIOL 223: Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    4 credits
  • BIOL 224: Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    4 credits
  • CHEM 220: Introductory Organic Chemistry
    4 credits
  • COM 113: Fundamentals of Speech
    3 credits
  • SOC 101: Principles of Sociology
    3 credits
  • NUTR 223: Principles of Nutrition
    3 credits

Total Core Requirements: 21 credits


Program Emphasis Requirements

  • DH 102: Oral Biology
    4 credits
  • DH 103: Head and Neck Anatomy
    2 credits
  • DH 209 Pain and Anxiety Control
    3 credits
  • DH 299 Independent Study
    4 credits
  • DH 304 Dental Hygiene Theory I
    3 credits
  • DH 305 Pre-Clinical Practice
    2 credits
  • DH 306 Preventative Oral Health Concepts
    2 credits
  • DH 308 Dental Materials
    2 credits
  • DH 311 Pharmacology
    2 credits
  • DH 312 General and Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist
    3 credits
  • DH 313 Periodontic Principles I
    2 credits
  • DH 314 Oral Radiology and Interpretation
    3 credits
  • DH 315 Clinical Dental Hygiene I
    3 credits
  • DH 403 Periodontic Principles II
    2 credits
  • DH 404 Research Methodology
    2 credits
  • DH 405 Clinical Dental Hygiene II
    5 credits
  • DH 407 Dental Public Health Concepts
    2 credits
  • DH 409 Ethics, Law and Business Practice in Dental Hygiene
    2 credits
  • DH 410 Foundations of Inter-Professional Collaborative Practice
    2 credits
  • DH 411 Dental Public Health Field Experience
    1 credits
  • DH 413 Periodontic Principles III
    1 credits
  • DH 415 Clinical Dental Hygiene III
    5 credits
  • DH 416 Inter-Professional Collaborative Practice Field Experience
    2 credits
  • DH 417 Community Dental Health
    2 credits
  • DH 420 Dental Management of Special Patients
    2 credits
  • DH 440 Capstone Seminar I
    1 credits
  • DH 442 Capstone Seminar II
    2 credits

Total Program Emphasis Requirements: 66 credits


Total Degree Requirements: 117–123 Credits