Pre-Dental Hygiene (Associate of Science)

Students completing the following core curriculum and the AS general studies requirements as listed in this bulletin will be awarded an AS degree in Pre-Dental Hygiene. This degree will prepare the student for admission to the Bachelor of Science degree program in Dental Hygiene at Loma Linda University and may also apply to other dental hygiene programs. A cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or more is required before entering BS professional training.

Core Requirements:

Natural Science (29 hours)

BIOL 121Anatomy and Physiology

4

BIOL 122Anatomy and Physiology

4

BIOL 123Anatomy and Physiology

4

BIOL 222Microbiology

5

CHEM 101Introductory Chemistry

4

CHEM 102Introductory Chemistry

4

College Mathematics Course (100 level or above)

4

Communication Skills (13 hours)

ENGL 121College Writing I

3

ENGL 122College Writing II

3

ENGL 223Research Writing

3

SPCH 101Fundamentals of Speech Communication

4

Humanities (16 hours)

Courses selected from the following (Must be in a minimum of three areas): history, fine arts (theory), literature, philosophy, foreign language.

16

Social Sciences (12 hours)

PSYC 130General Psychology

4

SOCI 204General Sociology

4

ANTH 225Cultural Anthropology

4

Physical Education (5-6 hours)

PEAC 107-190Physical Activity Courses

HLTH 110Wellness for Living

3

or

HLTH 220Human Nutrition

4

Religion

8

Electives

12-13

Total Credit Hours:96