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Western Kentucky University

Associates of Science Degree Track

 

 ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN DENTAL HYGIENE

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

 

PREREQUISITE CLASSES MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING

(PRIOR TO FALL SEMESTER FIRST YEAR)

 

PREREQUISITE CLASSES
*BIOL 131  Anatomy & Physiology 4 Credits
*BIOL 207 General Microbiology 3 Credits
*BIOL 208 General Microbiology Lab 1 Credit
*PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3 Credits
 *ENG 100 Introduction to College Writing 3 Credits
 HMD 211  Human Nutrition 3 Credits
   17 Credit Hours
YEAR ONE
FALL SEMESTER  
DH 270 Pre-Clinical Dental Hygiene 3 Credits
DH 212 Oral Anatomy 3 Credits
DH 222 Preventive Dental Hygiene 1 Credit
DH 201 Dental Radiology I 2 Credits
 DH 210 Dental Materials & Expanded Functions I 2 Credits
 **CHEM 109 Chemistry for the Health Sciences 4 Credits
          **CHEM 109 is a prerequisite for DH 206  
   16 Credit Hours
SPRING SEMESTER  
DH 271 Clinical Dental Hygiene I 3 Credits
DH 230  Oral Histology & Embryology 3 Credits
DH 204 Periodontology 3 Credits
DH 206 Principles of Pharmacology 3 Credits
DH 226  Dental Materials & Expanded Functions II 2 Credits
   14 Credit Hours
SUMMER SEMESTER  
DH 309 Pain Control in Dentistry 4 Credits
   4 Credit Hours
YEAR TWO  
FALL SEMESTER  
DH 370 Clinical Dental Hygiene II 4 Credits
DH 302 Dental Radiology II 2 Credits
DH 303  Community Dental Health 4 Credits
DH 307  General & Oral Pathology 3 Credits
 COMM 145/161 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 Credits
    16 Credit Hours
SPRING SEMESTER  
 DH 321 Clinical Dental Hygiene III 5 Credits
 DH 324 Practice Management & Ethics 2 Credits
 SOCL 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 Credits
ELECTIVE Humanities (Category B I or B II)  3 Credits
   13 Credit Hours
Total Hours: 80  

 

* Denotes prerequisite class before admission

 

REVISED 5/11/2011

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