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Dental Hygiene
Bridge Program
Go from AS to BS Online

Advance your dental hygienist career to the next level

Utilize all your education and experience as a licensed dental hygienist to quickly earn a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene and prepare for entry-level leadership positions.

This 12-month bridge program, available through our Minneapolis campus, provides current dental hygienists who hold an associate degree the higher-level skills to lead, manage, and teach in the dental hygiene profession.

Our goal is to expand your expertise to qualify for the jobs you really want. After completing this bridge program, you should be able to:

  • Articulate the code of ethics including adherence to regulatory structure within dental hygiene.
  • 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.
  • Investigate the on-going evolution of the dental hygiene profession.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform self-assessment for life-long learning and professional growth.

Take the next big step forward in your dental career with Herzing University. We exist to make your unique, fulfilling career path possible.

Classes Start November 29th

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Available at the Minneapolis campus only

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Curriculum

Dental Hygiene bridge program classes & curriculum details

The Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene – Bridge program is open to licensed dental hygienists who have completed an associate degree in dental hygiene from a CODA accredited program. Students must be a Minnesota resident and maintain Minnesota residency throughout the program.

The goal of the program is to prepare students with the knowledge and higher-level skills to effectively lead, manage, and teach in the dental hygiene profession. The curriculum gives students a path from an associate degree to a bachelor’s degree by completing the equivalent of one additional year of advanced curriculum. Students can choose to complete a practicum in dental hygiene education or clinical practice management.

Both required dental hygiene courses and general education courses are delivered online.

ProgramMonthsiCredits
Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene - Bridge12120

i. Average number of months for students to complete program

Required Courses in Dental Hygiene

All courses, 15.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Elective Courses in Dental Hygiene

3.00 semester credit hours are required.

Required Courses in Programmatic Support

13.00 semester credit hours are required.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this bachelor's degree program must complete the following 12 semester credit hours.

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.

Tuition & Cost

12 months | 120 credits

$441 per credit

after scholarship*

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*When student accepts awarded scholarship.

Tuition & Cost

With Herzing University, an affordable, career-focused education in dental hygiene is within your reach. We are always striving to make college more affordable for everyone.

Opportunities for financial aid include:

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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 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-level studies) and the higher-level skills to effectively lead, manage, and teach in the dental hygiene profession.

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Campus Student

Come visit our campus in Minneapolis, Minnesota to learn more about Herzing’s Dental Hygienist Bridge 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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