*Minimum of 30 credit hours must be taken from USD.
* Maximum of 90 transfer credit hours may be applied to the degree.
* A minimum of 12 of the last 30 credit hours must be taken at USD as the student may be completing the requirements for the CODA approved associate’s degree concurrently.
Applicants to this degree pathway must have graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from a U.S. program accredited by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) or be currently enrolled in any U.S. dental hygiene program that is CODA accredited.
For those concurrently enrolled in an associate-degree dental hygiene program, graduation from USD with a bachelor’s degree is contingent upon successful completion of the associate degree dental hygiene program.
System General Education Requirements
Written Composition 3 cr
Advanced Composition 3cr
Oral Communication 3 cr
Social Science 6 cr (Courses must be from two different disciplinary prefixes)
Fine Arts 3 cr
Natural Sciences 6 cr (Two 3-credit courses with lab)