Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene

Online BS in Dental Hygiene Completion Program

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Program Details:

  • Credit Hours: 30-60
  • Courses in Major: 12
  • Transfer Credits Accepted: 90
  • Cost Per Credit: $395
  • Estimated Completion Time: 12-24 months*
  • Six start dates per year

*Based on 8- to 15-week courses. Completion time may vary based on transfer credits.

Build on your experience and education with our online bachelor’s degree completion program for licensed or pre-licensure dental hygienists with an associate degree.

Build on your experience and education with our online bachelor’s degree completion program for licensed or pre-licensure dental hygienists with an associate degree.

Advance your career in dental hygiene with a convenient bachelor’s degree completion program that’s fully online with no internship requirement.

Whether you want to pursue enhanced roles in your current practice, branch out into dental device or pharmaceutical sales, or prepare for graduate school, this transfer-friendly program could be right for you. Choose from three emphasis areas:

 

  • Public Health
  • Business
  • Health Administration

With fully asynchronous course content—meaning you don’t need to be online at a certain time—this program makes pursuing professional development around your work as a dental hygienist as convenient and flexible as possible.

YOU WILL:

  • Build on previous education and experience to prepare for new career opportunities or graduate-level programs.
  • Enhance your leadership skills.
  • Complete a capstone project that addresses a real-world issue in dental hygiene.

Earning your bachelor’s degree can elevate the service you provide dental patients—and equip you for new opportunities.

As a graduate of our online Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, you can enhance your skills and knowledge for your current role, prepare to lead in your practice, or pursue new career pathways in research, sales, or pharmaceutical development. With your bachelor’s, you can also step up to graduate study in healthcare, business, healthcare administration, or other fields.

COURSES AND REQUIREMENTS

The online BS in Dental Hygiene completion is for licensed or pre-licensure dental hygienists who have an associate degree in the field. Your AS in Dental Hygiene transfer credits will apply towards the 120 total hours required. The curriculum is comprehensive, and features courses in general studies, dental hygiene, and a wide range of electives.

Students can transfer up to 90 total credits to this program.

COURSES

Core Courses

Enhance your professional communication skills, critical thinking capabilities, and cultural competence.

Dental Hygiene Major Courses

  • DEN 4xx Grand Rounds in Dentistry (2)
  • DEN 4xx Dental Hygiene Capstone (2)

Public Health & Health Administration Courses

  • HAPH 210 Introduction to Healthcare Systems (3)
  • HAPH 301 Health Behavior (3)
  • HAPH 306 Population Health (3)
  • HAPH 308 Research Methods for Healthcare Managers (3)
  • HAPH 408 Health Insurance (3)
  • HAPH 612 Culture in Healthcare (1)

Business Courses

  • ECO 207 Statistics (3)
  • MGT 350 Leadership (3)

 

Elective Courses

  • Two elective courses (one must be Liberal Arts 300-level or above)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Students who wish to enroll in D’Youville’s online BS in Dental Hygiene completion program must meet general admission requirements for undergraduate education and submit the following:

  • Proof of an Associate of Science (AS) or Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree from an accredited program with conferral date, or a diploma in nursing.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities currently or previously attended.
  • Proof of an active, unrestricted dental hygienist license (new associate degree graduates who are not yet licensed must pass the licensure exam during their first semester).
  • Proof of a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for previous college coursework.

TUITION AND FEES

Tuition and fees vary based on your program of study and whether you are considered a full- or part-time student. Financial aid is available for those who qualify and can be applied to full- and part-time status.
Entering the program with previous academic credit can help lower your cost. Below, you’ll find information about the potential cost of your program.

COST Total
Tuition with maximum transfer credits (up to 90) $395 per credit hour $11,850
Fees with maximum credit transfer $160 (full time)* $320
Full Program Total with Transfer Credits $12,170

CAREER OUTCOMES

Earning your BS in Dental Hygiene means earning the opportunity to take on positions of leadership within the dental field. With your bachelor’s degree, you can stand out in the job market compared to hygienists with an associate degree.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, dental hygiene job openings are projected to grow by 9 per cent from 2021-2031, while positions for medical and health services manager positions are poised to grow 28 per cent—much faster than the overall job growth rate of 5 per cent.

Dental Hygienists

Dental hygienists provide dental cleanings and examine patients for signs of oral disease. They also educate patients about proper care of their teeth and gums. As of May 2021, the median annual national salary for dental hygienists was $77,810.

Healthcare Managers

Healthcare managers plan, support, and supervise the delivery of clinical services in a variety of settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, and outpatient clinics. They are responsible for budgeting, human resource management, and quality control for their departments. While salary and job demand will vary by field of specialty, the overall median annual salary for medical and healthcare managers was $101,340 as of May 2021.

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