Degree Plans - Dental Hygiene Completion Program (BS)

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Take the next step in your career by earning your Dental Hygiene Bachelor of Science degree from TJC. Our program integrates dental hygiene, public health, education, educational methodology, inter-professional collaboration and management skills with the completion of your general education core.

A bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene offers multiple career opportunities in a variety of settings. In addition to treating patients directly, dental hygienists also work as educators, researchers, community project coordinators, and administrators.

In addition to advancing your dental hygienist skills, our program provides you the liberal arts foundation to pursue additional career opportunities in education, research, administration, clinician and public health. With state-of-the-art facilities and excellent, caring faculty, we guide you through this next education step in your career.

Only graduates of accredited dental hygiene programs and current TJC AAS dental hygiene students are eligible to complete the bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. Those interested in completing a BSDH should apply directly to the program director.

Catalog Year
2019-2020
Degree Type
BS
Available Online
Yes
Available Hybrid
No
TSI
Complete
Degree Plan
Major Courses 30 Credits
DHYG 3300 Cultural Competence in Oral Health Care  
DHYG 3310 Advanced Dental Health Care Ethics  
DHYG 3320 Dental Hygiene Educational Concepts  
DHYG 3330 Evidence-Based Dental Hygiene Practice  
DHYG 4300 Contemporary Issues in Dental Hygiene  
DHYG 4310 Grant Writing Strategies for Oral Health Projects  
DHYG 4220 Dental Hygiene Case Development  
DHYG 4430 Dental Hygiene Practicum  
DHYG 4350 Interprofessional Collaboration  
DHYG 4360 Current Issues in Periodontics  
Prescribed Electives 14 Credits
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II  
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors  
Any 3-hour elective  
SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology  
TJC Core Curriculum 44 Credits
In addition to the Major Courses, the student is required to take 44 credit hours from the TJC Core Curriculum. These courses must not duplicate courses taken to fulfill the major course requirement. Transferred DHYG AAS Credit Hours: 32
Major Courses: 30
Prescribed Electives: 14
TJC Core Curriculum: 44
Total Semester Hours: 120

One-year Course Sequence:

Prescribed Electives Credit Hours
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors 4
Any 3-hour elective 3
SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology 3
Prerequisites Credit Hours
DHYG credit hours transfered from any CODA accredited dental hygiene AAS program as a block 32
First Semester Credit Hours
DHYG 3300 Cultural Competence in Oral Health Care 3
DHYG 4310 Grant Writing Strategies for Oral Health Projects 3
DHYG 3320 Dental Hygiene Educational Concepts 3
DHYG 3330 Evidence-Based Dental Hygiene Practice 3
Second Semester Credit Hours
DHYG 4300 Contemporary Issues in Dental Hygiene 3
DHYG 4350 Interprofessional Collaboration 3
DHYG 4220 Dental Hygiene Case Development 2
DHYG 4430 Dental Hygiene Practicum 4
Summer I Credit Hours
DHYG 3310 Advanced Dental Health Care Ethics 3
DHYG 4360 Current Issues in Periodontics 3
Total Semester Hours 120

Special admission and retention rules apply. Department-specific courses must be taken in sequence and may have a prerequisite course.

Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Have graduated with an associate’s degree from a dental hygiene program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation or enrolled in TJC AAS dental hygiene program and within 12 credit hours of core completion.

Have active licensure as a dental hygienist or enrolled in TJC AAS dental hygiene program and within 12 credit hours of core completion.

Two-year Course Sequence:

Prescribed Electives Credit Hours
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIOL 2420 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors 4
BIOL 1322 Nutrition and Diet Therapy 3
SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology 3

 

Prerequisites Credit Hours
DHYG credit hours transfered from any CODA accredited dental hygiene AAS program as a block 32

 

First Semester Credit Hours
DHYG 3300 Cultural Competence in Oral Health Care 3
DHYG 4310 Grant Writing Strategies for Oral Health Projects 3
Second Semester Credit Hours
DHYG 4300 Contemporary Issues in Dental Hygiene 3
DHYG 4350 Interprofessional Collaboration 3
Summer I Credit Hours

DHYG 3310 Advanced Dental Health Care Ethics

3

DHYG 4360 Current Issues in Periodontics

3
Third Semester Credit Hours

DHYG 3320 Dental Hygiene Educational Concepts

3

DHYG 3330 Evidence-Based Dental Hygiene Practice

3
Fourth Semester Credit Hours

DHYG 4220 Dental Hygiene Case Development

2
DHYG 4430 Dental Hygiene Practicum 4
Total Semester Hours 120

Special admission and retention rules apply. Department-specific courses must be taken in sequence and may have a prerequisite course.

Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Have graduated with an associate’s degree from a dental hygiene program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Have active licensure as a dental hygienist or enrolled in TJC AAS dental hygiene program and within 12 credit hours of core completion.