Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Program By University of Wyoming | Top Universities

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene

  • QS World University Rankings
    801-1000
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
  • Scholarships No
The University of Wyoming and Sheridan College offer a cooperative program of dental hygiene education which, when completed, results in two degrees. An Associate of Applied Science degree in dental hygiene is awarded by Sheridan College following completion of the prerequisites and dental hygiene prescribed study. An optional Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree is awarded by the University of Wyoming following completion of the Associate of Applied Science in dental hygiene, the University Studies Program, and other requirements of the University of Wyoming, for a total of 120 credit hours including 42 upper level hours, 30 of which must be from the University of Wyoming. The American Dental Association has awarded full accreditation to the Associate of Applied Science degree in dental hygiene at Sheridan College. Graduates are eligible to take the National Board of Dental Hygiene exam, as well as regional and state exams for licensure, as registered dental hygienists. Learning Outcomes The primary objective of the program is to assure that graduates have knowledge and abilities necessary to successfully practice dental hygiene. All prerequisite coursework must be completed with a cumulative grade point of 2.750 (on a 4.000 point scale). Science courses must be current within five years at the time of application to Dental Hygiene professional program. Completion of the prerequisite courses does not guarantee admission to the professional program. Students must also complete a minimum of 40 hours of dental hygiene observation prior to application.

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