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DENTAL HYGIENE
Office of Admissions Advisement 


As a dental hygiene major you'll learn the fundamental and technical skills needed to pursue your career in the health professions field. Through classroom, clinic and community outreach settings, you will gain the experience that will not only lead you into a variety of clinical professions but also provide you with the skills and knowledge for the interdisciplinary future of dental hygiene. 

 


START YOUR PURSUIT HERE

don't delay your Math & English requirements, know where to start today  


  • Placement Information


    Math and English general education requirements are often delayed by students and can postpone your graduation! 

    Don't delay, and get this done. Watch our Math and English video and learn more about where to start. 

    More information about Math and English requirements can be found by visiting weber.edu/placement.
     

     


     

  • Math & English Video



ADMISSIONS PROCESS

please thoroughly review the following resources before scheduling an advisement appointment  


  • Applicant Checklist 


    Our applicant checklist reviews each step you need to take to be a successful candidate for this program. This checklist is crucial! Always refer first to your program checklist when choosing general education courses. Many of your program prerequisites also count as general education requirements.

    Please review the checklist closely and come prepared with questions. We are happy to help! 
     
     
     

     
  • Admissions Video




     
  • Resources


    Don't cut yourself short, review our additional resources and map out your educational path!

    Start with Math & English

    • Begin with math and English courses your first semester and continue each semester until the general education requirement is complete. You can find your math and English placements in CatTracks.
    • For placement testing, visit weber.edu/placement

     

    Balance = Success 

    • Taking more than two science courses (math included) in a semester may be overwhelming. Balance your course load with other general education requirements.
    • Medical Terminology (HTHS 1101) is highly recommended before your first course in anatomy and physiology. 
    • Know the difference—Health Sciences vs. Zoology Anatomy & Physiology

     

    Your Focus

    • The Dental Hygiene program is highly competitive with an average science support course GPA of 3.6 for students entering the program (see science option 1 or 2 from the applicant checklist). Shoot for a B+ and above in these courses. A couple of B's may be okay, but A's are best! 

     

     

     

     

     

  • Academic Plan (suggested)


    First Semester 

    • Math (see placement in CatTracks)
    • English (see placement in CatTracks)
    • HTHS 1101: Medical Terminology (2)
    • Choose 1—
      • NUTR 1020: Science and Application of Human Nutrition (3)
      • PSY 1010: Introductory Psychology (3)
      • COMM 1020: Principles of Public Speaking (3)
        or COMM 2110: Interpersonal and Small Group Communication (3)
      • SOC 1010: Introduction to Sociology (3)
        or SOC 1020: Social Problems (3)
    • LIBS 1704: Information Literacy (1)
      or LIBS 2904: Information Resources in the Health Professions (1) 

     

    Second Semester

    • Math (next class on path to QL)
    • English (next class on path to ENGL 2010)
    • HTHS 1110 LS: Integrated Anatomy & Physiology I (4)
      or ZOOL 2100: Human Anatomy (4)
    • Choose 1—
      • NUTR 1020: Science and Application of Human Nutrition (3)
      • PSY 1010: Introductory Psychology (3)
      • COMM 1020: Principles of Public Speaking (3)
        or COMM 2110: Interpersonal and Small Group Communication (3)
      • SOC 1010: Introduction to Sociology (3)
        or SOC 1020: Social Problems (3)

     

    Noteif math and English are complete, replace with other general education requirements found in your CatTracks.

  • How to Apply & Programs Offered


    To apply to our Dental Hygiene programs, please visit the Department of Dental Hygiene.
     

    Associate Program

    • Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene

    Bachelor Program

    • Associate to Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene

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