|Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene||120||36*|
|Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene - Bridge||120||36*|
The dental hygiene program at Herzing University prepares graduates to provide direct patient care under the supervision of a licensed dentist. Students gain the academic knowledge and hands-on capabilities needed to effectively assess patients as well as scale, polish teeth and apply sealants. They learn to work with patients to manage pain and encourage good oral healthcare practices.
Acceptance into the dental hygiene program is on a selective basis. Students who meet the minimum criteria for admission will be further evaluated on a competitive basis through entrance test scores and prior academic performance, as well as other criteria determined by Herzing University. Download Program Course Sheet 
The goal of the dental hygiene program is to prepare students with the knowledge and skills required to manage and maintain a dental clinic, effectively instruct dental hygiene students, and build upon previous learned education in dental hygiene. This program prepares students with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for entry-level leadership opportunities with an emphasis on dental hygiene. It is structured as a “three-plus-one” degree where students who have already completed a typically lengthy associate’s degree in dental hygiene (in the range of 90 semester credit hours) can top off that degree with an advanced curriculum. Combined, this gives the graduate both the technical grounding in a dental hygiene program (from earlier training in dental hygiene from their associate’s level studies) and the higher-level skills to effectively lead, manage, and teach in the dental hygiene profession. Download Program Course Sheet 
The information below reflects aggregated data from all of the Herzing University campuses that have students enrolled in the specified program in the specified time period. The information does not reflect data regarding individual campuses unless only one campus had students to report. The reporting period used to obtain this data was 7/1/2012-6/30/2013. If there were less than 10 graduates in a program, median loan debt and on-time completion data were not disclosed for that program to protect the privacy of those students. Tuition and length may vary by campus location. Ranges could not be input for tuition and length, therefore tuition and length reported are the highest tuition rates and longest program length to encompass all campuses. For information regarding specific campus tuition please refer to http://www.herzing.edu/tuition-financial-aid  . For a more detailed description of how the data was calculated please refer to the Disclosure Methodology located here http://www.herzing.edu/files/2014Disclosures-Methodology.pdf  .