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Dental Hygiene (Bachelor of Science) Sample Online Curriculum

The sample course of study below is based on the 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog. This is not an official advising document. It can serve as a guide for how your existing college credits may transfer to ODU. All efforts have been made to provide accurate program information. However, this information is subject to change by the department.

This is a degree completion program, which means you should already have college credits for the lower division coursework.

Our online enrollment coordinators can provide a free unofficial transfer evaluation before you apply to ODU. Official review of your student records happens when you apply to and are admitted to ODU.

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Lower Division Departmental Requirements

These courses are specific to the Dental Hygiene degree. Additional lower division general education courses are required to earn a bachelor's degree from ODU.

Old Dominion University CourseCreditsNotes
GEN ED. Written Communication3ENGL 110C English Composition
GEN. ED. (DEPT) Mathematical Skills3STAT 130M
GEN. ED. (DEPT) Human Behavior3SOC 201S
(DEPT) PSYC 201S Intro to Psychology or PSYC 203S Lifespan Devolopment3
GEN. ED. (DEPT) Nature of Science4CHEM 105N+106N
BIOL 240 or 250 Human Anatomy & Physiology I4
BIOL 241 or 251 Human Anatomy & Physiology II4
BIOL 103 Basic Bacteriology4

Upper Division Major Courses

Old Dominion University CourseCreditsNotes
DNTH 412W Perspectives on Dental Hygiene Practice3
DNTH 414 Educational Concepts for Health Prof I3
DNTH 415 Research Methods in Health Sciences3Prerequisite: STAT 130M
DNTH 416 Administrative Leadership and Prof Devel3
DNTH 440T Telehealthcare Technology3

You may need to take additional free electives to reach 120 credit hours minimum overall.


Upper-Division General Education Requirements

  • Option A. An approved minor, second degree or second major from outside the College of Health Sciences. (12 credit hours minimum)
  • Option B. Interdisciplinary Minor from outside the College of Health Sciences. (12 credit hours. Three credit hours may be in the major area of study.)
  • Option D. Two Upper-Division Courses from outside the College of Health Sciences. (6 credit hours)


View All Dental Hygiene Course Descriptions in ODU's Undergraduate Catalog


This bachelor's degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours total.

To complete this degree at ODU as a transfer, a minimum of 30 credit hours must be earned at ODU.


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