Learn more about the pre-professional programs at Black Hills State University.

BHSU Pre-Dental Hygiene Program

About

A dental hygienist is a licensed dental professional who specializes in preventive oral health. Typically working with a dentistry office, dental hygienists provide include specialized cleanings for patients, take prescribed radiographs, and provide instructions for care. 

Entering a career as a dental hygienist is a difficult but rewarding task. Your first step is to earn an associate’s degree from BHSU. We have created a recommended program of study that will make your journey to becoming a dental hygienist a reality.


Requirements

  • BIOL 121 -- Basic Anatomy & 121L Lab - 4
  • BIOL 123 -- Basic Physiology & 123L Lab - 4
  • BIOL 231 -- General Microbiology & 231L Lab - 4
  • BIOL 286 -- Word Origins* - 3
  • CHEM 106 -- General Survey I & 106L Lab - 4
  • CHEM 107 -- General Survey II & 107L Lab - 4
  • ENGL 101 -- Composition I - 3
  • ENGL 201 -- Composition II - 3
  • MIS 105 -- Introduction to Computers* - 3
  • PSYC 101 -- General Psychology - 3
  • SOC 100 -- Introduction to Sociology* - 3
  • SPCM 101 -- Fundamentals of Speech* - 3

*Recommended

*Current students, please refer to the DegreeWorks Dashboard in MyBHSU to confirm your major requirements.

FIND YOUR Degree

The best option is to pursue an associate degree in Applied Health Sciences.

TAKE THE NEXT STEP

Develop valuable personal relationships in a small community with amazing faculty and staff while thriving in the outdoors of the Black Hills.