Cost Per Credit
Bridge to a bachelor’s in dental hygiene in as little as 1 year
|Accreditation||Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission|
|Transfer credit||Up to 90 approved credits|
|Format||Offered online through our campus in Minneapolis, Minnesota; students must be a resident of Minnesota|
|Eligibility||Built for licensed dental hygienists who hold a CODA accredited associate degree in dental hygiene|
Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene - Bridge
The Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene - Bridge degree is a 120-hour undergraduate program which prepares you to advance your degree and practice as a dental hygienist.
The bridge program provides students with fundamental knowledge and skills in dental hygiene research, technology in dental hygiene, contemporary issues in dental hygiene, and much more.
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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.
|Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene - Bridge||12||120|
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.
Tuition & Cost
When you accept the 10% tuition discount from our Financial Commitment Scholarship, the cost of tuition for the Dental Hygiene Bridge program is $446 per credit.1
You can potentially earn even greater savings by transferring credit from prior college coursework, applying for financial aid, or potential partnership opportunities through your employer.
Our goal is your career advancement. That’s why we are always working to improve our curriculum and processes to make our program as affordable as possible while preparing you best for success in your work.
You may be eligible for multiple scholarships and grants, both through Herzing University and several national scholarship websites.
Veterans, Active Duty U.S. Servicemembers, and spouses may qualify for a 10% tuition discount or tuition reduction to $250 per credit.
i. Financial Commitment Scholarship eligibility requirements: Recommended that students limit student loan borrowing to only what is needed to cover the cost of tuition and fees. Students may borrow up to $2,000 in student loans in excess of tuition and fees to cover their cost of attendance and retain eligibility for this scholarship. Excess loan eligibility dependent on individual student situation.
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 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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Accreditation & Disclosure
Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene-Bridge: The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) does not accredit stand-alone degree-completion (bridge) programs such as the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene-Bridge. The bridge program is available only to students who have already graduated from a CODA-accredited dental hygiene program with an associate degree and hold an active license, as well as being in good standing as a dental hygienist. Students must be a Minnesota resident and maintain Minnesota residency throughout the program. (Students are advised to consult with employers of preference as to the importance of accreditation on their hiring decisions.)
Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.