BACHELOR'S DEGREE (BS)
- » Program Prerequisite: Successful completion of an Associate's Degree in Dental Hygiene, National
Board Examination and a Regional or State Practical Exam. Maintenance of a current dental
- » Minor: Not Required.
- » Grade Requirements: All courses required for the major must be
successfully completed with a grade of "C" or better (a "C-" grade is
- » Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required
for graduation - 88 of these are taken for the AS degree and an additional 7 must be
taken to complete the BS in Dental Hygiene degree. A prerequisite to the
Baccalaureate Thesis course is an upper division Research and Statistics
course (numbered 3000 or above, minimum of 3 cr hrs). Thirteen more upper division hours are selected by the student from a menu of
elective courses. Transcripts of transfer students will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Transfer students must also complete the residency requirement (30 credit hours of WSU
Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene majors must complete a contract with the Dental Hygiene
Department Chair. (Also refer to the Department Advisor
An Advanced Dental Hygiene major application to the program of study contract must be completed with the Dental Hygiene
Department Chair prior to beginning any of the advanced courses.
Refer to General Requirements for Bachelor
of Science requirements. Any general education requirements not taken as part of the
program must be completed in order to graduate with a BS degree.
Course Requirements for BS Degree
To be taken in addition to the courses required for an Associate's Degree in
Dental Science Courses Required (7 credit hours)*
A total of seven additional DENT credit hours are required: two from
4530 - Principles and
Application of Evidence-based Dental Hygiene Practice, three from DENT SI4780 - Baccalaureate Thesis,
and two from DENT 4890 - Advanced Community or Clinical Work Experience. DENT SI4780 may
be used to fulfill 3 credit hours of the WSU scientific inquiry BS requirement.
* A prerequisite to the Baccalaureate Thesis course is an upper
division Research and Statistics course (numbered 3000 or above, minimum of 3
Each student must also select upper division course work from a menu of
elective courses to
bring the total of upper division hours to 40 credit hours.
- DENT 4530 Principles and Application of Evidence-based Dental Hygiene Practice
- DENT SI4780* Baccalaureate Thesis (3)
- DENT 4890 Advanced Community or Clinical Work Experience (2)
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