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Students who are interested in pursuing Pre-Dental Hygiene should indicate their interest by completing the Declaration of Major form. Students will then be assigned an advisor in the Office for Academic & Pre-Professional Advising. If a student is interested in also pursuing a major at UMBC and graduating first from UMBC, they should first plan to see their major advisor to discuss both major and general requirements.
We have provided a list of common pre-requisites necessary for admission to Dental Hygiene programs. It is important to note that this list is not inclusive of all programs. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate with schools you are interested in attending and determine what/if any additional requirements are needed.
|Requirement||Credits||UMBC Course||UMBC Title|
|BIOLOGY||23||BIOL 101 (4):||Concepts of Biology|
|BIOL 109 (3):||Life: Introduction to Modern Biology|
|BIOL 233 (3):||Nutrition for Health Professions|
|BIOL 251 (3):||Human Anatomy & Physiology I|
|BIOL 251L (1):||Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab|
|BIOL 252 (3):||Human Anatomy & Physiology II|
|BIOL 252L (1):||Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab|
|BIOL 275 (3):||Microbiology|
|BIOL 275L (2):||Microbiology Lab|
|CHEMISTRY||9||CHEM 123 (4):||Intro to General Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry I|
|CHEM 124 (3):||Intro to General Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry II|
|CHEM 124L (2):||General Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry Lab|
|7||STAT 121 (4):||Intro to Statistics for the Social Sciences|
|ENGLISH||9||ENGL 100 (3):||Composition|
|ENGL *** (3):||English Literature Elective|
|ENGL 391 or 393 (3):||Advanced Exposition and Argument or Technical Writing|
|SOCIAL SCIENCES||13||PSYC 100 (4):||Intro to Psychology|
|SOCY 101 (3):||Basics Concepts in Sociology|
|SS *** (6):||Elective|
|SPEECH||3||SPCH 100 (3):||Public Communication|
|ARTS & HUMANITIES||6||AH *** (9):||Electives - (no studio courses)|
The following courses are not required for entrance to Dental Hygiene programs, but are great options to consider for your Social Science and Arts & Humanities electives as well as to expand your overall knowledge of health care.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Dental Hygienists is expected to grow by 36 percent from 2008 to 2018, faster than the average for all occupations. The median annual wages of Pharmacists were $66,570 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $55,220 and $78,990.