Dental Education

Dental Education

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Completion Degree

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Completion Degree

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

Prior Credit:  Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene Professional Courses (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 (3)
  • Arts and Humanities Electives (6)
  • Cultural and Historical Studies Elective (3)

Professional Education Courses (5 credit hours)

  • H351  Advanced Dental Hygiene Education (2)
  • H402  Practicum in Dental Hygiene (3)

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 qualifications, will 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 degree 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 National Board Examination, and upon successful completion can take the North East Regional Board (NERB) examination.  After successful completion of the NERB examination, the student is eligible for licensure in 15 states.


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.