Department of Allied Health Sciences
PO Box 70690
Phone: (423) 439-7888
Fax: (423) 439-4030
103 Hutcheson Hall
Web address: www.etsu.edu/crhs/alliedhealth/bsdh
The Online BS Degree Completion program in Dental Hygiene is limited to licensed dental hygienists who hold an Associate degree in dental hygiene from an accredited US or Canadian dental hygiene program. All prospective students must make application to the program and the university. This completion degree program is designed to build on the dental hygienist’s prior education and experiential learning and its flexibility and online format allows the working hygienist to complete a BS degree at her or his own pace. All course requirements for this program are online. However, all students are required to attend a one-day on-campus program orientation. After successful completion of DHYG 3100 , students are allowed to progress in the program as long as they do not make two D’s or one F in any of the online dental hygiene courses. Otherwise, there are no grade point requirements other than passing the required courses.
Additional Program Information
Students will be granted 45-46 lower division transfer credits for their Associate degree work in Dental Hygiene. Upon completion of DHYG 3100 , students are granted 16 upper division transfer credits for the following courses in Dental Hygiene: DHYG 3031, 3120, 4000, 4021, and 4121.
ETSU requires each student to have at least 30 credits of instruction at ETSU. These credits will be completed through the required 17-18 credits in the Online Dental Hygiene Program, courses needed to complete the General Education and graduation requirements, electives, and/or students can inquire about adding a minor.
In addition to the completion of the required Dental Hygiene courses and General Education Requirements, students must meet the University’s 50 hour rule. B.S. degrees require at least 50 credits at a 4-year institution.
Degree Requirements: 120 credits
|Major Total Requirements
| Core Requirements
|| (17-18 credits)
| Lower Division Transfer
|| (45-46 credits)
| Upper Division Transfer
|| (16 credits)
General Education Requirements
These requirements include earning 41-42 credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavior Sciences, History, Natural Sciences and Mathematics categories.
Click here to view Degree and Graduation Requirements for all ETSU students.
CSCI 1100 or Proficiency exam: Must be completed to meet Bachelor’s Degree Requirements.
Most minors range from 18-24 credits. Those few minors with more than 24 credits may affect the number of free electives allowed.