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Dental Hygiene (AS)

  • Program Prerequisite: Completion of the prerequisite courses listed under the Admission Requirements below.
  • Grade Requirements: Prerequisite course work must meet a standard of 2.5 GPA. All courses required for the major must be successfully completed with a grade of “C” or better (a “C-” grade is not acceptable).
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 44 credit hours of dental science course work is required for the Associate degree. Additionally, 35 hours of prerequisites are necessary. Students must also complete nine additional credit hours to meet WSU requirements for the Associate of Science Degree. Total credit hour requirements equal 88 hours.
  • Program Code: 2002AS
  • CIPC: 510602


Prospective students are advised by the advisement counselors in the Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions Advisement office. The number of this office is: 1-801-626-6136. The Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions Advisement Office will send brochures and applications upon request. Individual counseling appointments can be made for direct assistance.

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Admission Requirements

Students must apply to and be accepted into the program to be admitted into any of the courses offered by and required for a degree in Dental Hygiene. The science and all prerequisite courses are listed below and must be completed with a minimum GPA of 2.5 prior to being admitted into the program. These basic science courses must have been taken within five years of the date of anticipated enrollment in the Dental Hygiene Program.

The Biomedical Core (HTHS 1110  and HTHS 1111 ) may be substituted for the four courses listed above. This core will award 4 credit hours to the General Education requirement of Life and Physical Sciences. Three more credit hours of approved Physical Science are needed to complete this category of the general education requirements.

Other prerequisite courses include

Application Process

Applicants to the program must complete a specific Dental Hygiene Program application form to be considered for admission into the Dental Hygiene Program, this application package can be obtained from the Advisement Office in the Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions (801-626-6136). The application package will request that you submit current transcripts and verification of previous health-related work experience. The application deadline for Fall Semester enrollment is January 15 of each year. A $50.00 application fee must be paid at the time the application is submitted.

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  for Associate of Science requirements. The majority of general education requirements for the AS degree are taken as prerequisites to the program. However, students must complete all Associate of Science general education requirements to earn the degree in Dental Hygiene.

Major Course Requirements for Associate of Science Degree