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Dental Education

Dental Education

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Completion Degree (Fall of 2014)

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Completion Degree (Fall of 2014)

Prior Credit:  Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene Prerequisites (35 credit hours)

Prior Credit:  Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene Professional (62 credit hours)


General Education Courses (22 credit hours)

  • M100  Basic Mathematics (4)
  • P201   Urban Public Health (3)
  • K300    Statistical Techniques (3)
  • W231  Professional Writing Skills (3)
  • Arts and Humanities Electives (6)
  • Cultural and Historical Elective (3)

Professional Education Courses (9 credit hours)

  • H351  Adv. Dental Hygiene Education (3)
  • H402  Practicum in Dental Hygiene (3)
  • H403  Advanced Community Dental Hygiene (4)

Students who do not enter the degree completion program with at least a total of 90 semester hours, but who have met all the other prerequisite qualification, may need to take additional credit hours to accrue the minimum total college credit hours necessary to award the Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from IU Northwest.

Program Special Features:

The Dental Hygiene Program at Indiana University Northwest is fully accredited.  Graduates of the program are eligible to take the written National Board Examination and upon successful completion, can take The Northeast Regional Board (NERB) examination. After successful completion, the student is eligible for licensure in the state of indiana.

Accreditations:

Accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialized accreditation body recognized by the Council of Post Secondary Education and by the United States Department of Education.  

Career Options:

Employment opportunities are available in private dental practice (general or specialty), hospitals, educational institutions, business, and federal, state and community clinics.