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Dental Hygiene, B.S.

Requirements

This is a Bachelor Completion program, meaning you must first have a two year degree in dental hygiene to apply and be accepted. Please refer to our website at www.uvu.edu/dental and/or call us at 801-863-7536 or 7592 for specific information about the application process. The BS degree builds on the AAS degree in dental hygiene. The BS degree consists of 120 credits and builds on the credits already earned in the AAS program. This degree can be for those who want to:  increase their knowledge in their field, move onto an advanced degree, become a hygiene faculty and teach, work for private companies, research work for the government, become a mid-level provider or want to improve their critical thinking and problem solving skills. This degree is aimed at the working professional, as the Dental Hygiene courses are offered on-line.  There is not a clinical component. There are also no special fees involved. The first four (4) semesters and AAS pre-requisites are listed. You must have completed your AAS degree before you can matriculate into the BS program. Because applicants will present with a variety of previous courses already taken, the following plan is only meant to be a guide. It is based on a student completing the UVU AAS Dental Hygiene Degree. Once you have applied, and are in the BS program, you must speak with the Department of Dental Hygiene advisor to help you customize a plan that works for you.

Total Program Credits: 120

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. Complete ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005, BIOL 1610, CHEM 1110, ZOOL 2320/ZOOL 2325 and ZOOL 2420/ZOOL 2425 with a minimum of a "C" grade or higher
  2. Complete the HSRT - Health Science Reasoning Test.
  3. Complete 20 hours of clinical/dental office observation.
  4. Submit two letters of reference by either a current supervisor/employer or academic instructor.
  5. Submit a 2 page essay on topic provided by department.
  6. Submit the Dental Hygiene Application Fee and Application by February 1.
  7. Complete interview process and be formally accepted into program.
General Education Requirements: 37 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3)  
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization  (3)
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877  (3)
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877  (3)
  HIST 1740 US Economic History  (3)
  POLS 1000 American Heritage  (3)
  POLS 1100 American National Government  (3)
Complete the following:
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values  (3)
or PHIL 205G Ethics and Values (strongly suggested) 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness  (2)
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:
  BIOL 1610 College Biology I  4
  CHEM 1110 Elementary Chemistry for the Health Sciences (fulfills Physical Science) 4
  ZOOL 2320 Human Anatomy (fulfills additional Biology or Physical Science) 3
  Fine Arts 3
  COMM 1020 Public Speaking  2
and COMM 1025 Public Speaking Lab  1
  SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology (fulfills Social/Behavioral Science) 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 74 Credits
Complete the following:
  MICR 2060 Microbiology for Health Professions 3
  MICR 2065 Microbiology for Health Professions Laboratory 1
  PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
  ZOOL 2325 Human Anatomy Laboratory 1
  ZOOL 2420 Human Physiology 3
and ZOOL 2425 Human Physiology Laboratory 1
  NUTR 1020 Foundations of Human Nutrition 3
  DENT 1010 Dental Hygiene I 3
  DENT 1015 Dental Hygiene I Preclinical lab 2
  DENT 1020 Oral Anatomy and Physiology 4
  DENT 1030 Dental Materials 2
  DENT 1040 Dental Hygiene II 3
  DENT 1045 Dental Hygiene II Clinical 3
  DENT 1050 Clinical Dental Radiography 1
  DENT 1055 Clinical Dental Radiography Lab 1
  DENT 1060 General and Oral Pathology 2
  DENT 1070 Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office 2
  DENT 2020 Dental Pharmacology 3
  DENT 206G Oral Public Health 3
  DENT 3010 Dental Anesthesiology 3
  DENT 3015 Dental Hygiene III Clinical 4
  DENT 3030 Periodontology 3
  DENT 3040 Dental Hygiene IV 2
  DENT 3045 Dental Hygiene IV Clinical 4
  DENT 3050 Dental Hygiene Seminar 1
  DENT 3060 Advanced Dental Hygiene Public Health 3
  DENT 3200 Teaching the Dental Hygiene Patient WE 3
  DENT 4200 Teaching the Dental Hygiene Student 3
  DENT 4300 Dental Hygiene Capstone 1
  DENT 489R Undergraduate Research in Dental Hygiene WE 3
 or HLTH 4600 Research Methods for Community Health WE (3)  
Elective Requirements 9 Credits
Take 9 credits from the following electives: 9
  DENT 3100 Office and Private Practice for the Dental Hygienist (3)  
  DENT 406G Global Community Health Project (3)  
  DENT 481R Internship in Dental Hygiene (1)  
  DENT 490R Special Topics in Dental Hygiene (3)  
  EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology (3)  
  ENTR 3170 Entrepreneurship and Opportunity Validation (3)  
  HLTH 3200 Principles of Community Health (3)  
  HLTH 3260 Theory-Based Approaches to Modifying Health Behavior (3)  
  HLTH 3700 Grant Writing WE (3)  
  HLTH 3800 Epidemiology (3)  
  HLTH 4200 Health Education Teaching Methods WE (3)  
  HLTH 4300 Community Health Ethics (3)  
  HLTH 440G Health and Diversity (3)  
  HLTH 4500 Healthcare Administration (3)  
  MGMT 3000 Organizational Behavior WE (3)  
  MKTG 3600 Principles of Marketing (3)  
  SOC 3430 Sociology of Education (3)  
  Other advisor approved upper division elective  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 credits semester credits
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.5 or above. All courses must have "C-" or higher.
  3. Residency hours: minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with 10 hours earned during the last 45 hours
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements
  5. A minimum of 40 upper division credit hours
  6. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

These are prerequisite courses that must be complete before applying to the AAS Dental Hygiene program. Please contact the Pre-Dental Hygiene Academic Advisor in LC 404, 801-863-6484 for more information on applying to the  program.
Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 or 1005 Intro to Writing OR Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
MAT 1030 or MAT 1035 or STAT 1040 or STAT 1045 or MATH 1050 or 1055 or higher Quantitative Literacy 3
COMM 1020 Public Speaking 2
COMM 1025 Public Speaking Lab 1
SOC 1010 Intro to Sociology 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3
BIOL 1610 College Biology 4
NUTR 1020 Foundations of Human Nutrition 3
Fine Arts See Catalog 3
  Semester total: 13
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
CHEM 1110 Chem. For  Health Sciences 4
ZOOL 2320 Human Anatomy 3
ZOOL 2325 Human Anatomy Lab 1
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health or Fitness For Life 2
PHIL 2050 Ethics & Values 3
  Semester total: 13
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ZOOL 2420 Human Physiology 3
ZOOL 2425 Human Physiology Lab 1
MICRO 2060 Microbiology for Health Professions 3
MICRO 2065 Microbiology for Health Professions Lab 1
American Institutions See Catalog 3
  Semester total: 11
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
DENT 1010 Dental Hygiene I 3
DENT 1015 Dental Hygiene I Preclinical Lab 2
DENT 1020 Oral Anatomy & Physiology 4
DENT 1070 Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office 2
DENT 1050 Clinical Dental Radiography 1
DENT 1055 Clinical Dental Radiography Lab 1
  Semester total: 13
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
DENT 2020 Dental Pharmacology 3
DENT 1040 Dental Hygiene II 3
DENT 1045 Dental Hygiene  II Clinical 3
DENT 1030 Dental Materials 2
DENT 1060 General and Oral Pathology 2
DENT 4200 Teaching the Dental Hygiene Student 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
DENT 3010 Dental Anesthesiology 3
DENT 3015 Dental Hygiene III Clinical 4
DENT 3030 Periodontology 3
DENT 206G Oral Public Health 3
DENT 489R or HLTH 4600 Research in Dental Hygiene WE or Research Methods for Community Health WE 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
DENT 3040 Dental Hygiene IV 4
DENT 3045 Dental Hygiene IV Clinical 1
DENT 3050 Dental Hygiene Seminar 1
DENT 4300 Dental Hygiene Capstone 1
DENT 481R Internship in Dental Hygiene 4
DENT 3060 Advanced Dental Hygiene Public Health 3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 9 Course Title Credit Hours
DENT 3200 Teaching the Dental Hygiene Patient WE 3
Upper Division Dental Electives Electives 6
  Semester total: 9
  Degree total: 120

Department

Allied Health

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