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Bachelor of Science
in Dental Hygiene
Minneapolis, MN

Earn the education you need to become a dental hygienist

Available through our campus in Minneapolis, Minnesota, our Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene program prepares you with the skills and knowledge to provide patient care under the supervision of a licensed dentist.

Our goal is to fully prepare you to gain employment as a dental hygienist. After completing this bachelor’s degree program, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and convey aspects of culturally competent, inter-professional health care to individuals and groups from diverse populations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to define and articulate organizational, operational, ethical, legal, and managerial issues impacting the field of dental hygiene.
  • Generate all required documentation for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluating of dental hygiene care.
  • Develop acceptable individualized patient care plans using the ADPIE model.
  • Evaluate treatment options using evidence-based decision making to identify risks and develop strategies for positive health and wellness while respecting patient’s values and goals.

…and much more!

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of dental hygienists is expected to increase 11% from 2020-2030, faster than the average across all U.S. occupations. It’s a great time to begin earning the education you need to join this rewarding career field.

Take the next step with Herzing University and your new career path is possible.

Classes Start November 29th

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Curriculum

Dental Hygiene bachelor’s degree program classes & curriculum details

Dental hygiene graduates will be prepared to sit for the National Board Dental Hygiene Exam, Jurisprudence Exam (MN), which (upon successful completion) would provide the graduate the opportunity to become a Licensed Dental Hygienist (LDH).

Required courses in dental hygiene are completed on-campus at our location near Minneapolis, Minnesota. General education courses may be completed online.

ProgramMonthsiCredits
Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene36120

i. Average number of months for students to complete program

Required Courses in Dental Hygiene

All courses, 69.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Elective Courses in Dental Hygiene

3.00 semester credit hours are required.

Required Courses in Programmatic Support

All courses, 16.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this bachelor's degree must complete a minimum of 36.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline. 12.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity) 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science* 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences *This requirement is being met by the programmatic science course requirements. 

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours are required.

Requirements

Dental Hygiene bachelor's program enrollment requirements

Prerequisites to enroll in the Herzing University Dental Hygiene program include:

  • Completion of a high school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Meet and interview with a Herzing University admissions advisor
  • Complete an enrollment application

Please contact admissions for more information.

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The goal of the dental hygiene program is to prepare students with the knowledge and skills required to provide direct patient care under the supervision of a licensed dentist. This includes training in scaling and root planning, polishing teeth, application of sealants, patient assessment, pain management, and oral health education. The ultimate goal is to prepare students to gain employment as a dental hygienist.

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Campus Student

Come visit our campus in Minneapolis, Minnesota to learn more about Herzing’s Dental Hygienist program and how we can help you reach your career goals.

Minneapolis Campus

435 Ford Road
St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55426

 (612) 360-2484

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Accreditation

Accreditation & Disclosure

1. Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene: This program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/100.aspx. Consequently, graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene are eligible to sit for the national board dental hygiene exam, jurisprudence exam, and the CRDTS examination, which (upon successful completion) would provide the graduate the opportunity to become a licensed dental hygienist (LDH) in Minnesota.

Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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