Why ODU for Dental Hygiene?

As a licensed dental hygienist, you already have training and experience. Our program can help you expand your career. 

There is no “clinical” in the traditional sense. You will gain knowledge and skills necessary for a wide range of employment opportunities and graduate study.

ODU's dental hygiene program is accredited by CODA, the Commission on Dental Accreditation. CODA is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

Accelerated Dental Hygiene Degree Option: Undergraduates can choose to "accelerate" from the bachelor's to the master's program by using a common 12-hour graduate credit core toward each degree.

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Top Online Bachelor's in Dental Hygiene, 2019 - GuidetoOnlineSchools.com

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We've partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. The Guaranteed Admission Agreement is intended to ease the transfer process between the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and Old Dominion University (ODU).

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Required Courses

To earn this degree from ODU, you must complete at least 30 credit hours with us. This bachelor’s degree requires 120 total credit hours.

Talk with our enrollment team to determine if you have credits that will transfer. The curriculum sheet and long range plan can serve as guides for planning your course of study.

Online Learning Environment

Access course materials online from any location. Many classes don't have a scheduled meeting time, so you can fit class into your personal schedule. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Careers in Dental Hygiene

Beyond the clinical setting, dental hygiene professionals are finding exciting new career paths in:

  • Global health
  • Public and community health
  • Higher education and research
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Marketing
  • Administration and management

Keep in mind that professional licensing requirements may vary by state.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$356 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-State Students$407 per credit hour

Active duty military students may qualify for a discounted undergraduate tuition rate.

These tuition rates are effective Summer 2019 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

Finish your degree with us. We offer the upper division (300 and 400 level) courses you'll need. Our enrollment team will review your credits from other higher education institutions. Then you can apply them toward a degree from ODU.

For this program, you'll need to be accepted as a degree-seeking student and apply to the BSDH program. For the accelerated option, you will also need to submit a separate application to the MSDH program. 

Get guaranteed admission at Old Dominion University

We've partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. By applying, you will be assured admission at ODU for the completion of your degree.

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Meet your Team

Our dedicated enrollment team will guide your transition to ODUOnline.

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