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Pre-Dental Hygiene Advising



Students who are interested in pursuing Pre-Dental Hygiene should indicate their interest by completing the Declaration of Major form. Students will then be assigned an advisor in the Office for Academic & Pre-Professional Advising. If a student is interested in also pursuing a major at UMBC and graduating first from UMBC, they should first plan to see their major advisor to discuss both major and general requirements.

Common Pre-Requisites

We have provided a list of common pre-requisites necessary for admission to Dental Hygiene programs. It is important to note that this list is not inclusive of all programs. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate with schools you are interested in attending and determine what/if any additional requirements are needed.  A printable copy of these courses can be found below.

Requirement Credits UMBC Course UMBC Title
BIOLOGY 23 BIOL 101 (3): Concepts of Biology
BIOL 109 (3): Life: Introduction to Modern Biology
BIOL 233 (3): Nutrition for Health Professions
BIOL 251 (3): Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 251L (1): Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
BIOL 252 (3): Human Anatomy & Physiology II
BIOL 252L (1): Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
BIOL 275 (3): Microbiology
BIOL 275L (2): Microbiology Lab
CHEMISTRY 9 CHEM 123 (4): Intro to General Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry I
CHEM 124 (3): Intro to General Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry II
CHEM 124L (2): General Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry Lab
7 STAT 121 (4): Intro to Statistics for the Social Sciences
ENGLISH 9 ENGL 100 (3): Composition
ENGL *** (3): English Literature Elective
ENGL 391 or 393 (3): Advanced Exposition and Argument or Technical Writing
SOCIAL SCIENCES 13 PSYC 100 (4) & PSYC 306 (3): Intro to Psychology & Lifespan Human Development
SOCY 101 (3): Basics Concepts in Sociology
SS *** (3): Elective
SPEECH 3 SPCH 100 (3): Public Communication
ARTS & HUMANITIES 6 AH *** (9): Electives – (no studio courses)

Printable Dental Hygiene Pre-Reqs

Additional Electives to Consider

The following courses are not required for entrance to Dental Hygiene programs, but are great options to consider for your Social Science and Arts & Humanities electives as well as to expand your overall knowledge of health care.