Admission RequirementsBachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene — Predental Track
Students with 12 or more college credits may transfer in to the first or second year of the dental hygiene (predental track) program. Courses must have been completed at a regionally accredited college or university with a grade of C or better for transfer. Math and science courses taken more than ten years prior to the anticipated date of matriculation to MCPHS will not be accepted.
While there are no specific required courses for entry into the first year of our program, the admission committee will look for success in any math and science courses you have already taken. If you complete any of the courses listed below, you may receive transfer credit and your first year course load may be lighter. However, due to the block registration nature of MCPHS programs, entering the first year of the program with transfer credits will not change the total length of your program. Courses, other than elective courses, may not be moved forward in your schedule.
Required Courses For Entry Into Year II:
Linked courses are available through the MCPHS School of Professional Studies.
- General Biology I & II with lab (8 credits)
- Anatomy and Physiology I & II with lab (8 credits)
- Chemical Principles I & II with lab (8 credits)
- Calculus I & II (6 credits)
- Expository Writing I & II (6 credits)
- Interpersonal Communications for Health Professionals (3 credits) (Acceptable substitutions include Introduction to Speech)
- Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
- Humanities elective (3 credits) (Acceptable courses include Literature, Creative Writing, Philosophy, Ethics, Religious Studies, Select Fine Arts, Advanced Level Languages)
Additional Courses Required for Entry into Year III:
- Organic Chemistry I & II with lab (8 credits)
- Microbiology with lab (4 credits)
- Foundations of Physics I & II (8 credits)
- Statistics (3 credits) (Acceptable substitutions include Basic Statistics, Biostatistics, Psychological Statistics, Economic Statistics)
- Cultural Anthropology (3 credits)
- American Culture, Identity, and Public Life (3 credits) (Acceptable substitutions include Introduction to Sociology or upper-level sociology course)
- Health Psychology (3 credits)
- Healthcare Ethics (3 credits)