Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene

The Department of Dental Hygiene awards an Associate of Science degree at the completion of the two-year dental hygiene program. You must complete all Associate of Science general education requirements (which include several program prerequisite courses) to earn your degree in dental hygiene.

After being accepted into the program, you should expect to spend 35 to 40 hours on campus each week in lecture and clinical courses. This program is a "lock-step" design where students are admitted and continue through the program together, as a class.

Admissions & Selection

Enrollment into the WSU Dental Hygiene program is limited to 30 students each fall. The application process is competitive, and in the past our program has received 5 applications per seat.

It it critical that all parts of the application process be completed and submitted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please read the instructions carefully on the application forms and checklist. 

Selection Process

Application evaluation includes (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Grade point average (GPA)
  • Prior dental experience 
  • Applicant status (underrepresented populations of Utah, or re-applicant)
  • Completion of the essay portion (see application for further instructions) 
  • Completed AS/BS degree prior to applying
  • Completed prerequisites courses

Students will be notified by mail mid-March. 

Weber State University does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital, veteran or disability status. 

Application & Checklist


Application Requirements

  • Completion of four (4) years of high school or equivalent 
  • Completion of one (1) year of prerequisite course work (visit Dental Hygiene Course Requirements)
  • Submission of all college and university transcripts 
  • Submission of the dental hygiene application form and attachments
  • Submission of required $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Application and acceptance to Weber State University in good academic standing

The following applications will NOT be reviewed:

  • Applications submitted past January 15
  • Applicants that have prerequisite GPAs below 2.5, and/or a science GPA below 2.5
  • Applications that do not contain final grades on at least two (2) of the specific required science courses and at least four (4) of the additional prerequisite courses (six courses total)
  • Science courses that are 5 years or older


Course Requirements

For a complete list of course requirements for the Dental Hygiene program, please visit Dental Hygiene Course Requirements


For 2019-2020, the estimated cost for the two-year Dental Hygiene Program is as follows: 

  • Tuition & fees: $12,000 ($3,000 x 4 semesters)
  • Instruments: $3,400
  • Loupes: $1,500
  • Textbooks: $800
  • Uniforms & shoes: $300
  • Professional Association Dues: $340
  • Exams & licensing fees: $2,000
  • Lab fees: $965

Total Estimated Cost $21,305

Total Estimated Cost (with out-of-state tuition) $42,000


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