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Pre-Dental Hygiene Advising

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 UMBC Course Credits UMBC Title
Biology
BIOL 141 4
Foundations of Biology: Cells, Energy and Organisms*
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
CHEM 123 4
Intro to General Organic and Biochemistry I
CHEM 124 3
Intro to General Organic and Biochemistry II
CHEM 124L 2
Intro to General Organic and Biochemistry II Lab
Mathematics & Statistics
MATH 155 4
Applied Calculus**
STAT 121 4
Intro to Statistics for the Social Sciences
English
ENGL 100 3 Composition
ENGL *** 3 Writing Elective
ENGL 391/393 3
Advanced Exposition and Argument OR Technical Writing
Social Sciences (SS)
PSYC 100 4
Intro to Psychology
PSYC 306 3
Lifespan Human Development
SOCY 101 3
Intro to Sociology
SS *** 3 Electives
Arts & Humanities (AH)
AH *** 3 Electives
SPCH 100 3
Public Communication

* Students may substitute another Introduction to Biology course if there is a lab included- See your Academic Advisor for more information

** Only required for students taking BIOL 141

Pre Dental-Hygiene Printable Pre-Reqs