Pre-Dental Hygiene Emphasis

Dentist inspecting a person's teeth with dental tools

Pre-Dental Hygiene Emphasis

A.S.

Expected Hours for A.S. Degree

63

What is Pre-Dental Hygiene Emphasis: General Transfer Major?

This is a transfer program designed for students wishing to qualify for admission to dental hygiene (Allied or Public Health programs) at senior institutions. Some institutions require the completion of the associate degree before accepting applicants into specific programs. Other institutions will accept students who have met certain prerequisites in an advanced standing dental hygiene program. Students should consult the catalog of the senior institutions for specific requirements.

What will I learn?

All students who complete a degree designated as a Tennessee Transfer Pathway will be able to do the following:


  1. Communicate effectively through oral and written modes, using conventions appropriate to their audience and purpose, including critical listening and reading skills.
  2. Demonstrate a broad understanding of scientific principles and concepts.
  3. Apply relevant mathematical modeling to a variety of applied or theoretical problems.
  4. Basic and advanced understanding of the biologic and chemical processes of a living organisms.
  5. General education pre-requisites that prepare the student to understand and apply technology

What can I do with this degree?

With this degree the student will be able to transfer the credits to other senior educational institutions to complete the clinical requirement to obtain a bachelor or master’s degree in a dental hygienist program.


Dental hygienist: Provide preventive dental health services to the public. Services include oral and facial exams, periodontal debridement, exposing and processing dental radiographs, applying decay-preventive agents and preparing clients for dental procedures and making clients comfortable during exams and procedures, give instructions for oral care wellness.

What is the cost?

  • State residents: $152 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State residents: $475 per credit hour
  • Registration fees vary but are applied to your tuition costs for summary. You can check the updated page for fees, tuition, and expenses.

What are my options to pay for this degree?

  • Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov
  • A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid. He/she must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Program Schedule


Fall Semester

BIOL1110

General Biology I

4

CHEM 1110

General Chemistry I

4

ENGL 1010

English Composition I

3

GEN 1010

First Year Seminar

3

MATH 1530

Introductory Statistics

3


Fall Milestones

  • Complete any learning support required in order to register for BIOL1110, CHEM1110, MATH1530.
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Check on fees and other expenses for the college to ensure you are in good standing. Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.

Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!


Spring Semester

BIOL 1120

General Biology II

4

CHEM 1120

General Chemistry II

4

ENGL 1020

English Composition II

3

SOCI 1010

Introductory Sociology

3


Spring Milestones

  • Successful completion of BIOL1110, Chem1110, ENGL1010, and MATH1530 required for progression to BIOL1120, CHEM1120, and ENGL1020. A grade of C or higher is required.
  • FINANCIAL AID ALERT-If you receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA is prior to December 1st.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Fall registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Fall Semester

PSYC 1030

General Psychology

3

²Advance Biology Elective

4

³History Sequence

3

Humanities/Fine Arts

3

Humanities/Fine Arts (Literature)

3


Fall Milestones

  • Successful completion of BIOL1120, CHEM1120, and ENGL1120. A grade of C or higher is required.
  • FINANCIAL ALERT-Check on fees and other expenses for the college to ensure you are in good standing. Please see your financial aid counselor and the business office.
  • Work with your advisor to discuss Spring registration when contacted. Remember, advising is key to success!

Spring Semester

INFS 1010

Computer Applications

3

SPCH 1010

Fundaments of Speech Communication

3

²Advance Biology Elective

4

³History Sequence

3

Humanities/Fine Arts

3


Spring Milestones

  • Successful completion of PSYCH1030, advance BIOL, History, and Humanities/Fine Arts. . A grade of C or higher is required.
  • Complete program test and exit exam in the student services center. Call ext. 217 to schedule or visit the offices at U118.
  • Apply to graduate through Enrollment Services at U117.
  • Consider enrolling in summer courses to catch-up or get ahead.
  • Schedule to take your exit exam by going to mycs.cc/testing.
  • Congratulations! After you complete this semester’s courses and maintain a 2.0, you will be a Cleveland State graduate.
  • Visit the Counseling & Career Services Office for assistance with job search skills and placement.
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