Bachelor of Science, Dental Hygiene
As of Spring 2018, we are now offering exclusively an entry-level bachelor's degree. The UAA Dental Hygiene Program is a 120-credit Bachelor of Science degree program. The program takes approximately four years of full-time enrollment to complete-- one year of prerequisite courses, 1 semester of general education/electives during the fall selection semester, and 2 1/2 years in the full-major program. The admittance process is competitive due to a limited number of positions available for each class. This degree program prepares students to sit for the ADA National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (written examination) and the WREB Dental Hygiene Examination (clinical examination), and the WREB Anesthesia Examination (written and clinical) so that they are able to work in the dental hygiene field.
Completion of the admission requirements does not guarantee selection into the Dental Hygiene full-major program. Some fully qualified applicants may not be accepted. For full application instructions please review the information on the How and When to Apply webpage.
For full-information about our degree program and student learning outcomes, please review the UAA Catalog.
A total of 120 credits is required for the degree