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.
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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.
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.
Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Degree Programs
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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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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.