Dental Hygiene Degree Completion Bachelor of Science – Online

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

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, Public Health or Individualized Program.

Applicants to the degree completion program must have successfully completed 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 contemporary patient care.
  • Graduates will be prepared for additional roles related to dental hygiene and will be prepared for leadership in the dental hygiene profession.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the University’s Online Programs State Authorization webpage or email us at to find out whether their program of interest is available in their home state. Please check back often, as the College and University are aggressively pursuing authorization in all 50 states.