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    Jul 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Augusta University Catalog 
2023-2024 Augusta University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene

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Program Overview

The program is a “2+2,” meaning the student completes the first two years at any accredited college or university of choice, and the last two years on campus. All students begin the program fall semester of their junior year. The program includes classroom, laboratory and clinical education.

Policies on blood borne and infectious diseases are strictly enforced in the program. These policies are available to applicants for admission and for patients treated in the dental hygiene clinics.

Program Contact
Erin Boyleston
Program Accreditation

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

Admissions Information

This program requires an additional admissions application beyond the regular Augusta University undergraduate admissions application. This program is an accredited 2+2 program, which means applicants must complete their freshmen and sophomore years (60 semester hours) at an accredited college/university of choice, and the junior and senior years (65 semester hours) on the Augusta University campus after being admitted to the program. Please see the Office of Academic Admissions website for specific admissions information:

Progression and Graduation Requirements
Program Information
Program Length: 4 Years
CIP Code: 51.0602
Program Code: BSDH1_DENH
Major Code: DENH


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Core Area A - E: 42 Hours

For more information on Core Curriculum Areas A-E, see Core Requirements .

  • SOCI 1101 and PSYC 1101 are requirements of the major and may also be used to fulfill Area E for the Core Curriculum, which will reduce the total required credits for the degree to 129 credit hours.

Wellness Graduation Requirement: 4 Hours

Students who transfer to Augusta University with less than 60 credit hours must complete the Wellness Requirement.

Total Hours for the Degree: 129 Hours

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