Pre-Dental Hygiene

Offered by Health Science Programs

The following two-year program is based on the requirements of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's College of Dentistry in Lincoln, Nebraska. While other dental hygiene programs may be similar, the student is urged to contact the specific school of his or her choice to determine any suggested variations of this pre-professional schedule. Students must apply for positions in dental hygiene programs and the competition is intense. Therefore admission is never guaranteed.

Requirements
BIOL 103General Biology4
BIOL 211Human Microbiology4
BIOL 225Anatomy and Physiology4
BIOL 226Anatomy and Physiology4
CHEM 160
160L
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHEM 161
161L
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
4
ENG 101Introduction of Academic Writing3
ENG 102Academic Writing and Research3
FSID 110Introduction to Nutrition3
PSY 203General Psychology3
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology3
SPCH 100Fundamentals of Speech Communication3
Select approved electives to reach a total of 60 credit hours. 118
Total Credit Hours60

Completion of a minor--students enrolled in the College of Dentistry at UNMC pursuing a major in Dental Hygiene must also complete a minor in order to meet graduation requirements of the College of Dentistry. The 12 credit hour series of courses taken while at UNK count as one-half of the minor. The second half of the minor will be in biology and will be completed at the College of Dentistry.

Other requirements for admission to the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry include a total of 60 credit hours and a scholastic standing of at least 2.5.

1

Except courses numbered 188 or 388.

Electives must include 6 credit hours of Humanities/Fine Arts and 3 credit hours of Social Sciences.

Electives must also include a 12 credit hour series of courses in a specific area of study that interests the student. These courses will count toward the minor required by the UNMC College of Dentistry.