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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Dental Hygiene

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Department Dental Hygiene
College Allied Health & Nursing
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Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BS
Program Description The dental hygiene curriculum is designed to provide opportunities for the student to develop a sound clinical and theoretical foundation for the practice of dental hygiene. The graduate is prepared to fulfill the dental hygiene roles as clinician, change agent, educator, researcher and consumer advocate as put forth by the American Dental Hygienists' Association.
The program is designed to meet the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation Standards for Dental Hygiene, and offers a Bachelor of Science degree upon completion.
Admission Requirements The number of students admitted to the Dental Hygiene major is limited to 20 students admitted each fall semester. Applicants are accepted primarily based on academic achievement in prerequisite courses, with an emphasis placed on the science prerequisites.

Minimum university admission requirements are:
  • a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 (C)
Application for admission to the Dental Hygiene program is a separate process in addition to being admitted to the University. It is highly recommended to meet with a Dental Hygiene advisor to formulate a plan of study as soon as possible. Requirements for application for admission to the traditional dental hygiene major include:
  1. Completion of at least 36 semester credits.
  2. A minimum career grade-point average of 2.5.
  3. Successful completion of prerequisites of CMST 100 or CMST 102, ENG 101, DHYG 319, or DHYG 325, PSYC 101, SOC 150 or SOC 101, BIOL 220, STATS 154, DHYG 100, and two of these three courses:    BIOL 270, BIOL 230, or CHEM 111.
The application form can be downloaded from the Dental Hygiene Department website.
Other Requirements  
Academic Bulletin A full description of the program including class listings and class descriptions are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
Program Contact Information College of Allied Health and Nursing
Department of Dental Hygiene
3 Morris Hall
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-1313
College Advising Allied Health Advising
Shirley Murray, Academic Advisor
124 Myers Fieldhouse

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