B.S. in Dental Hygiene | Spring 2019-Present

College-wide curricula of record

The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) in Dental Hygiene curriculum at Ivy Tech is valid in the following locations:

Anderson - South Bend / Elkhart

Ivy Tech curriculum details

A maximum of 60 community college credits may be applied toward the IUPUI B.S. degree in Dental Hygiene.

Additionally, under the terms of this agreement:

  1. Ivy Tech students are eligible for admission with junior standing to IUPUI provided:
    1. The student has submitted a complete application for admission to IUPUI.
    2. A course grade of “C” or better must be earned to be accepted for transfer.
    3. The student has a 2.0 or higher grade point average on a 4 point scale.
  2. As ITCC graduates complete the credit hour requirements for the award of the IUPUI’s B.S. in Dental Hygiene, they must meet the graduation requirements as approved by IUPUI at the time of the student’s admission to the appropriate Dental Hygiene Program.

An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is the designated pathway for Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana (Ivy Tech) students planning to join the workforce after graduation. The pathway for Ivy Tech students with an initial transfer objective is the Associate of Science (AS) or Associate of Arts (AA) degree. However, students with an earned AAS degree may decide to pursue transfer into a four-year program after completing the AAS degree. Students must meet the admission and graduation requirements for Ivy Tech and the receiving institution. The receiving institution will apply 60 credits of the AAS degree directly toward the total required credits of 120 for the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. A total of 60 credits are required to complete the receiving program degree after the transfer in of the AAS degree.


Your first 3 years at Ivy Tech

Course number Course name Credit hours
APHY 101Anatomy and Physiology I3
ENGL 111English Composition3
IVYT 112Student Success in Health Care1
MATH 123

Quantitative Reasoning or Higher

(MATH 135 or higher  required for IUPUI)

Select 1 of the following courses:
COMM 101

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

(COMM101 required for IUPUI)

COMM 102Introduction to Interpersonal Communication3
Semester 1 - Pre-requisite classes: 13

Course number Course name Credit hours
APHY 102Anatomy and Physiology II3
Select 1 of the following courses:
BIOL 201General Microbiology4
BIOL 211Microbiology I3
Select 1 of the following courses:
CHEM 101Introductory Chemistry I3
CHEM 111Chemistry I4
CHEM 115General, Organic and Biological Chemistry4
Semester 2 - Pre-requisite classes: 9

Course number Course name Credit hours
DHYG 101Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene2
DHYG 102Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene Lab2
DHYG 103Dental Radiography2
DHYG 104Dental Anatomy2
DHYG 105Nutrition and Oral Health2
DHYG 106Oral Histology and Embryology1
DHYG 107Head and Neck Anatomy1
Semester 3: 12

Course number Course name Credit hours
DHYG 110Periodontology2
DHYG 113Dental Radiography Clinic I1
DHYG 114Dental Hygiene Clinic I5
DHYG 120Pharmacology2
DHYG 121Medical and Dental Emergencies1
DHYG 122General Pathology1
Semester 4: 12

Course number Course name Credit hours
DHYG 204Pain Management2
DHYG 228Dental Hygiene Clinical Procedures1
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3
Semester 5: 6

Course number Course name Credit hours
DHYG 209Preventative Dentistry1
DHYG 201Community and Public Health Dentistry2
DHYG 203Dental Materials2
DHYG 222Oral Pathology2
DHYG 224Dental Hygiene Clinic II5
Semester 6: 12

Course number Course name Credit hours
DHYG 230Clinical Seminar2
DHYG 234Dental Hygiene Clinic III6
DHYG 235Community Oral Health Practicum1
SOCI 111Introduction to Sociology3
Semester 7: 12
Total: 76

IUPUI curriculum details

  • Maximum of 60 Community College credits may be applied toward the IUPUI degree.
  • Students will select one of three BSDH tracks at IUPUI: Education, Public Health (Community), or Public Health Administration.

Symbol Key:

^: Capstone Course