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The online registered dental hygienist (R.D.H.) to a bachelor of science dental hygiene (B.S.) degree completion program was created with working professionals, like you, in mind. The program, available for part-time or full-time study, allows you to work or fulfill family obligations. Georgia State will help you tailor your course scheduled based on your existing dental hygiene career and personal and professional educational needs and goals.
- B.S. in dental hygiene degree program is completed with continuing studies after completing an associate degree at an accredited school of dental hygiene.
- Program opens new career avenues in education, program administration, public health, advanced clinical practice, specialized patient care and research.
- Courses emphasize evidence-based practice in the biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences. All courses meet online. Some courses available on-demand 24 hours a day, while others meet online at specific dates and times.
- Out-of-state students may qualify for in-state tuition.
- Courses created to ensure graduates step into leadership roles and find diverse jobs.
- Students benefit from Georgia State’s interprofessional education emphasis among life sciences students such as dental hygiene, respiratory therapy or nursing.
- Provides the prospect for new, expanded careers while enhancing the dental hygienist’s opportunities, skills, background knowledge, and professional values.
- Available to all graduates of accredited schools of dental hygiene (including Perimeter College)
- Design a portion of your curriculum to meet your career goals.
- Transfer your new expertise to the work setting immediately after course completion.
The following core courses are offered every term and will need to be completed:
ENGL 1102- English Composition II
MATH 1111- College Algebra
SCOM 1000- Human Communications or SCOM 1500 (from AS degree at Perimeter)
PERS 2002- Scientific Perspectives on Global Problems or PHIL 1010- Critical Thinking
CHEM 1152 and lab- Survey of Chemistry
POLS 2401 Global Issues
ECON 2100- Global Economics
HIST 1111 Survey of World History or HIST 1112
Any Humanities course for 3 hrs.
Thus, 26 hours of additional core and Area F, courses are needed to enter a degree completion pathway.
The BS in dental hygiene program will accept students in both the fall and spring semesters of each academic year. First term for hygiene courses to be offered will be fall 2021 with the following courses:
DH 3601- Oral Health and the Systemic Connection
DH 3602- Health Care Environments for the Dental Hygienist
CNHP 3010 Advanced Medical Terminology
CNHP 3000 Communication/Cultural Diversity