Course Requirements

General Education

Refer to General Requirements for Associate of Science requirements. The majority of general education requirements for the AS degree are taken as prerequisites to the program. However, students must complete all Associate of Science general education requirements to earn the degree in Dental Hygiene.

Course Requirements for AS Degree

You must be accepted into the Dental Hygiene program to enroll in any of these courses.

Dental Science Courses Required

  • DenSci 2201 Concepts of Community Dental Health (1)
  • DenSci 2205 Head/Neck and Dental Anatomy (2)
  • DenSci 2206 Clinical Dental Hygiene/Radiology (4)
  • DenSci 2207 Dental Hygiene I (3)
  • DenSci 2208 Radiology (2)
  • DenSci 2211 Oral Pathology (3)
  • DenSci 2215 Periodontology (2)
  • DenSci 2216 Clinical Dental Hygiene II (3)
  • DenSci 2217 Dental Hygiene II (3)
  • DenSci 2219 Dental Materials (1)
  • DenSci 2235 Dental Medicine I (2)
  • Densci DV2250 Professional Ethics (1)
  • DenSci 3301 Community Dental Health Service Learning Lab (1)
  • DenSci 3305 Dental Medicine II (3)
  • DenSci 3336 Clinical Dental Hygiene III (4)
  • DenSci 3337 Dental Hygiene III (3)
  • DenSci 3346 Clinical Dental Hygiene IV (4)
  • DenSci 3347 Dental Hygiene IV (2)

Dental Science Electives

  • DenSci 2800 Individual Research (1-3)
  • DenSci 2830 Directed Readings, Projects and Research (1-3)
  • DenSci 2920 Short Courses, Workshops, Institutes & Special Programs (1-3)
  • DenSci 3130 Independent Study (1-3)
  • DenSci 4405 Dental Hygiene Clinical Teaching Practice (4)
  • DenSci 4410 Dental Hygiene Needs of the Geriatric Client (2)
  • DenSci SI4530 Principles & Application of
      Evidence-based Dental Hygiene Practice (3)
  • DenSci SI4780 Baccalaureate Thesis (3)
  • DenSci 4800 Individual Research (1-3)
  • DenSci 4810 Summer Elective Clinic (4)
  • DenSci 4830 Directed Readings, Projects & Research (1-3)
  • DenSci 4890 Advanced Community or Clinical Work Experience (4)
  • DenSci 4920 Short Courses, Workshops, Institutes & Special Programs (1-4)
  • DenSci 4990 Seminar (1-2)

Suggested Course Sequence

The following suggested course sequence for the Pre-Dental Hygiene year and for the AS Degree in Dental Hygiene is provided to assist students in planning their schedules. Use this only as a guideline and be sure to consult with an advisor.

Freshman Fall

Freshman Spring

Prerequisite Courses Prerequisite Courses
 

Sophomore Fall

Sophomore Spring

DenSci 2201 1 DenSci 2211 3
DenSci 2205 2 DenSci 2215 2
DenSci 2206 4 DenSci 2216 3
DenSci 2207 3 DenSci 2217 3
DenSci 2208 2 DenSci 2235 2
DenSci DV2250 1    
Total Hours 13 Total Hours 13
 

Junior Fall

Junior Spring

DenSci 2219 1 Gen Ed Courses 6
DenSci 3305 3 DenSci 3301 1
DenSci 3336 4 DenSci 3346 4
DenSci 3337 3 DenSci 3347 2
Gen Ed Course 3    
Total Hours 14 Total Hours 13

Source: 2004-2005 WSU Course Catalog. Refer to the current course catalog for course descriptions. 

This curriculum pattern is subject to revision and is not an academic contract. See your advisor to make sure you are choosing the proper courses.


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