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 UMBC Course Credits UMBC Title
BIOL 101/BIOL 101L 3


Concepts of Biology
Concepts of Biology Lab
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 273 3 Microbiology
BIOL 273L 2 Microbiology Lab
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
STAT 121 4
Intro to Statistics for the Social Sciences
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

Dental-Hygiene Printable Sheet