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    Jun 20, 2024  
2014-2015 Georgia Regents University Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Georgia Regents University Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene - Degree Completion Track

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About the Program

The BS-DH Bachelor of Science Degree Completion Program is designed for dental hygiene graduates of accredited associate degree programs. The degree completion curriculum is offered completely online to accomodate students who are already gainfully employed. Prior to application, students are strongly encouraged to complete all University System of Georgia graduation and core curriculum requirements. Students must complete the core curriculum (60 hours) and Degree Completion Program (30 hours) before being awarded Professional Credit (30 hours) prior to graduation.

Admission Requirements

Please see the Office of Academic Admissions website for specific admissions information:

Technical Standards

In addition to demonstrating personal characteristics appropriate for a health professions career, students must satisfy general and specific technical standards. Visit standards.htm to review these requirements.

Financial Aid

GRU participates in all federal student aid programs as well as state and private programs. GRU helps students fund their education through grants, scholarships, loans, a service commitment program and/or employment.


Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Prerequisite Courses Required

The courses required to graduate from GRU comprise a core curriculum divided into six categories (A-F). Options for completing these prerequisites for transfer to GRU:

A. Essential Skills 9 semester hours  
English Composition I 3 hours  
English Composition II (literature-based) 3 hours  
College Algebra, Mathematical Modeling, Trigonometry, Pre-calculus or Calculus 3 hours  
B. Institutional Options** 4-5 semester hours  
Introduction to Computers
Critical Thinking
Creative Writing
Health and Wellness
Medical Terminology
Any approved guided elective from Area F
C. Humanities and Fine Arts** 6 semester hours  
Foreign Language
Speech, Oral Communications
Drama, Art or Music Appreciation
Electives in Humanities and Fine Arts
D. Science, Mathematics and Technology 10-11 semester hours  

One eight hour laboratory course sequence in Chemistry, Biology, or Physics AND an additional course in Science, Mathematics, or Technology

*At least one four hour laboratory Chemistry course is required in either Area D or F

E. Social Science** 12 semester hours  

U.S. History
U.S. Government
Other History
Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups
Lower-division electives in Psychology and Sociology

F. Courses Appropriate to the Major 18 semester hours  
Anatomy and Physiology I and II w/labs 8 hours  
Introductory/General/Elementary Psychology 3 hours  
Introductory/General/Elementary Sociology 3 hours  
Speech/Human Communications 3 hours  
*Chemistry I with lab must be taken in Area D or F    
*Microbiology with lab and Statistics are strongly recommended    
Other approved guided electives: 1-10 hours  
Human Growth & Development, other Math/Science courses, Gerontology    

** If a student planning to transfer to GRU from another school in the University System of Georgia has completed this area with courses taken there or at another institution from which GRU accepts transfer credit, GRU will accept the area as satisfied. A student planning to transfer from a school not in the University System of Georgia should choose from the list of courses.

Estimated Tuition and Fees

For estimated tuition and fees, please see the Financial Information  section of this catalog.

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene - Degree Completion Curriculum

All Courses Available During the Summer Semester

 A maximum of three 5 credit hour courses can be taken at a time.