The B.S. in Dental Hygiene is offered entirely online. The courses are designed to be learner-centered in terms of scheduling, duration, learning materials, assignments, and interaction between faculty and students and among students. The online interaction is designed to encourage thoughtful and well-prepared discussions based on both the student’s command of the coursework and their personal dental hygiene experience. Online courses leading to the B.S. in Dental Hygiene follow an accelerated 8-week format, allowing students to earn their degree at a part-time or full-time pace while still maintaining their professional work schedule. Courses are conducted entirely online and can be accessed at anytime from anywhere. Interaction with professors and other students is done through email and an online discussion board, and collaborative learning software (live, virtual classroom).
Dental Hygiene bachelor courses have specific requirements listed in their syllabi.
• DHYG 302 is a prerequisite for DHYG 304 and DHYG 305 and DHYG 305 is a prerequisite DHYG 306.
• Students will present their final project presentations in DHYG 302, DHYG 303, DHYG 305 and DHYG 306 courses utilizing a live virtual classroom.
• Students need to arrange for an internship site for DHYG 304 during the semester prior to taking the course. Students will be responsible for video taping their final project presentation. The BSDH Online Program Coordinator and DHYG 304 course instructor can provide additional information.
All students are required to participate in an Online Orientation prior to beginning the program. During the Orientation students are given instructions on how to navigate the Blackboard course management system, strategies for being a successful online student, and access to other University resources, including the Wahlstrom Library's electronic databases. Successful completion of the Orientation is required of all new students in the online program.