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Dental Hygiene Degree Completion - Bachelor of Science (BS)

dentistry.osu.edu/dental-hygiene/baccaulareate-degree-completion-program 3085 Postle Hall
305 W. 12th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
phone: 614-292-2228
fax: 614-292-8013
email: dentalhygiene@osu.edu

The Division of Dental Hygiene at The Ohio State University has the only dental hygiene program in Ohio that is affiliated with a dental school.

The Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program provides an opportunity for graduates of a CODA accredited dental hygiene program to complete a bachelor’s degree. This program combines the general education aspects of a baccalaureate degree with advanced education in dental hygiene. 

Dental hygiene courses are offered in a distance format designed to be convenient for working students.  Scheduling is flexible and students may enroll part-time or full-time.  

The program provides a unique opportunity for students to participate in a stimulating and educational environment that combines the general education aspects of a baccalaureate degree with advance education in dental hygiene. 

Completion of this program leads to the degree Bachelor of Science (BS) with a major in dental hygiene and a specialization in Expanded Functions, Dental Hygiene Education or Individualized Program.

Applicants to the degree completion must have successfully complete an entry level dental hygiene program and be licensed or eligible for licensure in dental hygiene.

Program Goals:

  • Graduates will have a good understanding of research methods and will be able to use current research in their dental hygiene practice.
  • Graduates will enhance their knowledge and clinical skills in periodontology
  • Graduates will be prepared for additional roles related to dental hygiene and will be prepared for leadership in the dental hygiene profession.