Application & Checklists

  • Complete four years of high school or its equivalent.
  • Complete one year of prerequisite courses (see list below).
  • Submit all college transcripts.
  • Submit the dental hygiene application form and attachments.
  • Include the $50.00 non-refundable application fee.
  • Apply to and be accepted as a student in good standing by Weber State University.

Please be advised that the following applications WILL NOT BE REVIEWED:

  • Applications that are not submitted by January 15
  • Applications that have prerequisite GPAs below 2.5, or a science GPA below 2.5
  • Applications that do not contain final grades on at least two of the specifically required basic sciences and final grades for at least four additional prerequisite courses (six courses total)
  • Science courses that are 5 years or older

Application Materials

You can download PDF files of application forms here:

Online Fillable Admission Application 
Printable Application for Admission 
Application Work Document 

Prerequisite Courses and Other Requirements

These courses must be taken before you begin the dental hygiene program.

Basic Science Courses


Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II (HTHS 1110, 1111)

*three more credit hours of approved general education credits will be required to fulfill this category. The course needs to be from the Physical Science area.
Anatomy (ZOOL 2100), Physiology (ZOOL 2200), Chemistry (CHEM 1050 or 1110), and
Microbiology (MICR 1113) 


Pathophysiology (HTHS 2230)





Note: the basic science prerequisite courses listed above must have been taken within five years of the date of anticipated enrollment in the dental hygiene program.



College Writing (ENGL 1010, 2010)


Intro to Sociology (SOC 1010)


Principles of Public Speaking (COMM 1020 or 2110) 3

Science of Human Nutrition (NUTR 1020)


Math QL (see advisor for details)


Information Literacy (IL)
please contact office of admissions advisement
for further information 




Total Prerequisite Credits:         34-40    

Additional Requirements

In order to earn an AS Degree the student must also complete other General Education Requirements. These include:

  1. American Institutions Requirement.
  2. Six more hours* of Humanities/Creative Arts -- at least three of these hours must be Creative Arts.
    *Each course must be from a different program (have a different course abbreviation), with the exception of Honors courses. The Public Speaking prerequisite (three credit hours) is in the Humanities course program.
  3. See note above regarding  Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II. Use of these courses to fulfill the science prerequisites for the dental hygiene program will require three more approved credit hours in the Life Sciences to be completed to fulfill General Education Requirements.
  4. These additional General Education requirements may be taken prior to beginning the dental hygiene program or during the program.
  5. Current CPR Certification throughout program.