Bachelor of science in dental hygiene (#524) Non-Education Track



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BACHELOR of SCIENCE in DENTAL HYGIENE (#524)

Non-Education Track
Department of Allied Health
College of Health and Human Services
Western Kentucky University
The suggested program of study shown below should be used in consultation with your advisor(s). Every student will finish with a unique plan of his/her own depending on the electives selected.

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SAMPLE - 4 year plan



FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester

Spring Semester


Visit The Learning Center for free tutoring

 

MATH 109 – General Math OR

MATH 116 – College Algebra OR

MATH 118 – Trigonometry

3

*ENG 100 – Intro to College Writing



3

 

**Foreign Language



(3)

*BIOL 207/208 – General Microbiology with a Lab

3/1

 Join the American Dental Hygienists’ Association



*PSY 100 – Intro to Psychology

3

COMM 145 – Fundamentals of Public Speaking



3
*BIOL 131 – Anatomy and Physiology

4

CHEM 109 – Chemistry for the Health Sciences



4
HIST 101 OR HIST 102 World History

3

 



TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

13 (16)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

14
*Prerequisite Course

**If Needed

 

 

 



SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

Spring Semester


Volunteer or Join a Student Organization like Green Toppers
 

DH 222 – Preventive Dental Hygiene Care (DH 270)

2

DH 271 – Clinical Dental Hygiene (DH 270, 212, 201)



3

 

DH 270 – Pre-Clinical Dental Hygiene



3

DH 230 – Oral Histology & Embryology (DH 212)

3

 

DH 212 – Oral Anatomy



3

DH 206 – Dental Pharmacology (CHEM 109 and BIOL 131)

3

 

DH 210 – Dental Materials and Expanded Functions I



2

DH 226 – Dental Materials & Expanded Functions II (DH 210)

2

Plan a Study Abroad trip for the Winter term

 

DH 201 – Dental Radiology I



2

DH 204 – Periodontology

3
HMD 211 – Human Nutrition

3


TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

15

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

14

 

 



 

 

 




Attend a WKU baseball game!
SUMMER TERM

Summer Term

 
 


DH 309 Pain Control in Dentistry (DH 206, 271)

4

 



TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

4

 

 



{Courses for the Education Track are noted in Brackets}

THIRD YEAR

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

 

DH 370 – Clinical Dental Hygiene II (DH 271)



4

DH 304 – Advanced Periodontology

4


Visit Career Services

 

DH 302 – Dental Radiology (DH 201)

2

DH 371 – Clinical Dental Hygiene III (DH 370)



5

 

DH 303 – Community Dental Health (DH 271)



4

DH 323 – Research Methods (DH 303, 370)

3

 

DH 307 – General and Oral Pathology



3

DH 324 – Practice Management and Ethics

2

 

SOCL 100 – Intro to Sociology



3

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS



16

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

14

 

 



 

 

 



FOURTH YEAR

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

 

ENG 200 – English Literature



3

Arts and Humanities Elective

3


Apply for Graduation
 

ANTH 360 OR ECON 375 OR FLK 330 OR HIST 317, 320, or 340 (SC)

3

ENG 300 – English Composition



3
GEOG 378 OR HIST 379 or 463 (LG)

3

Open Electives



6
Open Electives Upper Division

2

Open Electives (if foreign language proficiency was met)



(3)
Open Electives

4


Celebrate!
 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

15

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

12 (15)

Total Credit Hours: 120
* Denotes prerequisite courses before program admission
Student must receive a "C" or better in each Dental Hygiene course.
Course prerequisites/co-requisites are in parentheses and italics after each course listing.

For more Information:

Department: Allied Health – Academic Complex 235

Website: http://www.wku.edu/allied health/

Phone: (270) 745-2427

Email: dentalhygieneadmissions@wku.edu

Course Descriptions: http://www.wku.edu/undergraduatecatalog/




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