Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene—Degree Completion

Upon admission to the program, students who are registered dental hygienists and who have completed a dental hygiene program at a regionally accredited institution will be awarded credit for prior dental hygiene professional course work completed in their associate degree up to a maximum of 44 credit hours.

Preprofessional (Arts And Sciences) Core Courses

Prior completion of the preprofessional coursework below is preferred prior to admission although not required. Coursework not accepted in transfer from the list below will need to be completed at MCPHS Online or at another institution with prior approval from the Academic Resource Center.

Anatomy & Physiology I (with lab preferred)3
Basic Chemistry I (with lab)4
Computer Applications OR Physics3
College Algebra or Higher Level Math3
College-Level Life Science3
Communication Skills3
Composition I3
Composition II3
Introduction to Psychology3
Introduction to Sociology/American Culture, Identity and Public Life3
Behavioral Science distribution course3
Social Science distribution course3
Humanities course3
Total Semester Credit Hours40

Professional Courses: Required Professional Component

The following MCPHS courses comprise the professional phase of the curriculum (36 semester hours) and must be completed at MCPHS.

DHY420Oral Health Research Methods3
DHY442Evidence-Based Dental Hygiene Practice3
DHY446Oral Health in Special Care Populations3
HSC320Writing for Health Science Professionals3
LIB512Healthcare Ethics3
 Dental Hygiene Program Electives18
Total Semester Credit Hours36


Credits Accepted in Transfer for AD Professional DH Coursework:44
Credits from Arts and Sciences Core:40
Required Professional Component (taken at MCPHS Online)36

The required minimum number of credits to complete a BS in Dental Hygiene Is 120 Semester Hours.