DH Degree Completion

Program Highlights

  • The degree completion program caters to licensed Dental Hygienists who have graduated from an accredited dental hygiene program.
  • 126 semester credit hours (minimum) are needed to complete a Bachelor of Science degree with a Dental Hygiene major
    • LAST 30 credits must be at UDMercy
  • On Campus program (limited on-line classes available)
  • Enroll during any semester;  Full or Part Time
  • Unlimited time commitment to complete
  • Individualized curriculum based on past education
    • Directed Studies available in Community Research, Teaching Preparation, Community Health, others
  • Academic Grants given based on incoming GPA
    • To qualify, a minimum of 12 semester hours per semester is needed
  • Required courses taken through the College of Liberal arts and Education, and the School of Dentistry
  • A Bachelor of Science degree can increase employment opportunities - beyond an entry level position - in alternative practice settings, such as:

Hospitals

Nursing Homes

Public Health

Non-traditional settings

Research

Insurance

Education

Corporate Dental Hygiene:

  • Research & Development
  • Product/educational sales
  • Marketing