The BSDH Degree Completion Program accepts up to:
- 64 transfer credit hours from all community
- 26 non-traditional credit hours
- 90 transfer credit hours from a university or a
combination of a university and community college hours
Sample transfer credit process
A typical student
might receive credit in the following way:
NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION
Transfer Hours from Community College
Total Transferred Hours
Total Hours Remaining
(to complete your degree with a 120 credit hour minimum)
*Items in red indicate deficiency in that requirement
Curriculum check sheet
Once a student has been admitted and enrolled into a course,
the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will perform a transfer credit
evaluation that assigns Northern Arizona University equivalency courses to your
The transfer credit evaluation is then used for the
completion of an unofficial curriculum checklist, which is sent out by the
Dental Hygiene Degree Completion Department and outlines a student's Liberal
Studies and core requirement courses.
The student must then
contact the academic adviser, Kelly.Stoneberger@nau.edu
to develop a plan of study.
Completing your degree at NAU
To complete the BSDH Degree Completion Program, you must
- 35 hours of liberal studies courses
- 18 hours of Northern Arizona University dental
hygiene core requirement courses
These credits can be
distributed between courses that are taken at Northern Arizona University
and/or transferred from another university or community college. Among
these courses, a student must take a minimum of 30 credits from Northern
Arizona University and have 30 credits of upper division courses, for a total
of 120 credit hours.
The BSDHCP program requires completion of a statistics
course above and beyond the required 30 hours for the completion of the
program. If you have already completed a statistics course, contact Kelly Stoneberger for further
information about your stats course and the approval process.
The university offers Statistics 270 online to all extended
campuses students. This statistics course does
have a prerequisite of an intermediate algebra course. If you take stats 270
through NAU, it does not count toward your required 30 hours of upper division
Below shows how a typical student would need to complete 30
credits to graduate with a BS in Dental Hygiene. Of those 30 credits,
12 are in Liberal Studies and 18 are in Dental Hygiene.
NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS FOR
Northern Arizona University Liberal Studies Hours (35
Total Northern Arizona University DH Core Requirements
(18 Hours Minimum)
Northern Arizona University Hours Requirements (30 Hours
Total Hours (120 Hours Minimum)
*Items that are in red indicate deficiency in that requirement.
For transfer credits:
if you have a degree in Dental Hygiene from a Community College, you will
receive 63 credit hours depending on the work completed. If you have any additional university or
4-year-college credits they may be added to your transfer credits.
18 hours total are required and are designed to assist dental hygienists in acquiring knowledge in:
- clinical theory
- strengthening professional communication
- multicultural oral care
- clinical, computer, and statistical skills
Of the 18 hours required in the core, students must take five DH 3-credit requirement classes and one 3-credit DH elective.
View a blank unofficial curriculum worksheet.
View a student responsibility sheet.
View a description of DH courses.
Note: You will need to log in and check your student information account, LOUIE, to determine which courses are being offered.
Required core dental hygiene courses (18 credit hours)
Contemporary Issues in Dental Hygiene
Multicultural Issues in Dental Hygiene Care
DH 373W OR HHS 300W
Public Health/Health Care Ethics
Oral Health Research Evaluation
Oral Health Outcomes
Elective dental hygiene courses: Select one course for a total of 3 credit hours. Be aware that courses change per semester and are offered based on instructor availability.
Introduction to Dental Hygiene Teaching Internship
Business Management Fundamentals
All BS degree completion students are required to pass DH 495C, which is a culmination of your knowledge gained throughout the program; you will design and implement an intervention project in your community.
You will need to complete DH 373W and DH 450 before taking DH495C.