Offered by Health Science Programs:

Pre-Dental Hygiene

The following two-year program is based on the requirements of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's College of Dentistry in Lincoln, Nebraska. While other dental hygiene programs may be similar, the student is urged to contact the specific school of his or her choice to determine any suggested variations of this pre-professional schedule. Students must apply for positions in dental hygiene programs and the competition is intense. Therefore admission is never guaranteed.

  1. Requirements
    • Take all of the following:
    • Take approved electives to reach a total of 60 hours
      • Electives must include 6 hours of Humanities/Fine Arts and 3 hours of Social Sciences.
      • Electives must also include a 12 hour series of courses in a specific area of study that interests the student. These courses will count toward the minor required by the UNMC College of Dentistry.

Completion of a minor--students enrolled in the College of Dentistry at UNMC pursuing a major in Dental Hygiene must also complete a minor in order to meet graduation requirements of the College of Dentistry. The 12 hour series of courses taken while at UNK count as one-half of the minor. The second half of the minor will be in biology and will be completed at the College of Dentistry.

Other requirements for admission to the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry include a total of 60 credit hours and a scholastic standing of at least 2.5.

1 Oct 2007