Oct 18, 2021  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Dental Hygiene Major, B.S.


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C or better required in all coursework

The dental hygiene program at the University of Southern Indiana is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The address of the Commission on Dental Accreditation is American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-2678, phone 800/621-8099.

The dental hygiene program has two tracks.  One track is for students in the entry level Dental Hygiene Program (Track I).  The second track is a bachelor degree completion option for dental hygienists who hold an associate degree (Track II).  Both tracks require 120 credit hours for the degree.

Track I - Entry-level Dental Hygiene Program


Students who are admitted to Track I complete two academic years (55 credit hours) of specified pre-professional courses prior to being admitted to the program.  The third and fourth years of the program are comprised of professional courses in dental hygiene (65 hours).

Admission Requirements for Track I:

  • Admission to the University
  • Completion of the required prerequisite college courses with a grade of C or higher and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8
  • Submission of a dental hygiene application
  • Submission of medical and immunization records
  • CPR certification for healthcare providers
  • Completion of a criminal background check
  • Completion of drug testing

Students selected for admission into the Dental Hygiene Program must be eligible for dental hygiene licensure and capable of fulfilling clinical practice requirements.

Prerequisite Courses


Professional Courses


Track II - Degree Completion Program


Students admitted to Track II must hold an associate degree in dental hygiene.

Admission Requirements for Track II:

  • Admission to the University
  • Completion of an associate degree in dental hygiene
  • License to practice dental hygiene in any U.S. state
  • Submission of medical and immunization records
  • CPR certification for healthcare providers
  • Completion of a criminal background check
  • Completion of drug testing

Core 39


Completion of the USI Core 39 or its equivalent

Other Required Courses


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