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BSDH Online Frequently Asked Questions

BSDH Online Frequently Asked Questions

Can I become a registered dental hygienist through this online program?
BSDH Online Program is for students who have previously graduated from an accredited dental hygiene program and hold a current license in dental hygiene.
If I don't live in Kentucky can I still apply?
WKU accepts applications from anyone living in the United States and Abroad as long as you meet the guidelines of graduating from a CODA accredited Dental Hygiene program in the U.S.
How do I apply?
First, students should apply for admission to Western Kentucky University. During the application process you should request to have your official transcripts sent to WKU.
How many credits are accepted from other colleges?
Most credits from regionally accredited institutions transfer at least as elective hours. Specifically, KCTCS AAS Dental Hygiene degree will be accepted as a comprehensive "block transfer" of 39 credit hours of dental hygiene courses and 29 credit hours of General Education courses, for a total of 68 credit hours for transfer.
Are all of the courses online?
All courses are completely online.
Is there a clinical requirement for this degree?
There is no clinical requirement.
How long will it take to complete the program?
The length of time to complete is flexible, so it is completely up to you. Attending full-time may complete in as little as 15-18 months.
Will I be able to drop out a semester or two and still be able to complete my degree?
A student can "stop out" for one to two semesters and re-enter to complete courses without having to re-apply to the university. Keep in mind that all coursework must be completed within six years of your start date.
What is the cost per credit hour?
Online Undergraduate Tuition - $ 463.00 per credit hour. The Distance Learning course rate is for all part-time students, regardless of residency, enrolling in online, web-based courses. Students enrolled exclusively in distance learning courses will be assessed the distance learning per hour rate regardless of the number of hours enrolled. There is no full-time distance learning rate.
What is the advantage of earning the BSDH degree?
The BSDH expands on the RDH's knowledge base to provide a means for continued advancement in the profession, career options in alternate settings, and meeting the necessary requirements for pursuing a graduate degree, increasing your career options.
Why choose WKU?
Provides intimate scholarly environment at a respected regional center of learning with international reach.  WKU offers flexible learning opportunities through online and independent learning courses.

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