Western Kentucky University

Bachelors of Science Degree Track

 

 BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN DENTAL HYGIENE


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

 

YEAR ONE
FALL SEMESTER
*BIOL 131 Anatomy & Physiology 4 Credits
*PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3 Credits
AH 290 Medical Terminology 2 Credits
MATH 109/116/118 Mathematics 3 Credits
HIST 119/120 Western Civilization 3 Credits
  15 Credit Hours
SPRING SEMESTER
*ENG 100 Introduction to College Writing 3 Credits
*BIOL 207 General Microbiology 3 Credits
*BIOL 208 General Microbiology Lab 1 Credit
COMM 145/161 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 Credits
HMD 211 Human Nutrition 3 Credits
ELECTIVE Humanities (Category B II) 3 Credits
  16 Credit Hours
YEAR TWO
FALL SEMESTER
DH 111 Pre-Clinical Dental Hygiene 3 Credits
DH 112 Oral Anatomy 3 Credits
DH 122 Preventive Dental Hygiene Care 2 Credits
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 121 Clinical Dental Hygiene I 3 Credits
DH 130 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
ENG 200 Introduction to Literature 3 Credits
  17 Credit Horus
SUMMER SEMESTER
DH 309 Pain Control in Dentistry 4 Credits
  4 Credit Hours
YEAR THREE
FALL SEMESTER
DH 211 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
SOCL 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 Credits
  16 Credit Hours
SPRING SEMESTER
DH 304 Advanced Periodontology 4 Credits
DH 321 Clinical Dental Hygiene III 5 Credits
DH 323 Research Methods 3 Credits
DH 324 Practice management & Ethics 2 Credits
  14 Credit Horus
YEAR FOUR  
FALL SEMESTER  
 ENG 300 Writing in the Disciplines  3 Credits
PH 383 Biostatistics for the Health Sciences 3 Credits
 CHEM 304 Biochemistry for the Health Sciences  4 Credits
 ELECTIVE Foreign Language (Category A - II) 3 Credits
    13 Credit Hours
 SPRING SEMESTER
 HCA 340/347 Health Care Organization/Management 3 Credits
 PSY 350 Social Psychology 3 Credits
 ELECTIVE Humanities (Category B - II) 3 Credits
 ELECTIVE World Cultures and American Cultural Diversity (Category E)  3 Credits
     12 Credit Hours
   TOTAL HOURS 123

 

* Denotes prerequisite classes before admission

Revised 5/11/2011

 Last Modified 8/29/13