Dental Hygiene AAS to BS Completion
- General Education Courses and Major Courses
- Admission and Transfer Requirements
- Graduation Requirements
Why Choose the Dental Hygiene AAS to BS Completion Degree?
The baccalaureate program in dental hygiene is designed for dental hygienists with an associate degree in dental hygiene who want to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in a student-centered learning environment. Students engage in self-directed learning activities, advance their knowledge in the areas of critical thinking, exhibit values for lifelong learning, synthesize evidence based information and develop leadership skills. Graduates from the program will be prepared with advanced research, communication, educational leadership, practice management and dental hygiene knowledge.
The degree will expand the knowledge of dental hygienists and prepare graduates for more extensive roles in the profession. This degree program will guide students in developing the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary for positions of responsibility in a variety of healthcare, educational, research and community settings. The curriculum will consist of general education courses, research courses and specialized career courses for entry into government, education, public health or advanced dental hygiene practice.
According to the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA), the hygienist can work in a variety of settings which may include: health maintenance organization or long-term care facility, military base, school system, dental supply company, insurance company, university or research center, veterinary center, government agency or another country. There is a growing need for hygienists to fulfill the roles of educators, advocates, administrators, and behavioral scientists for the profession to continue to be successful. For dental hygienists, the baccalaureate degree is important for adapting and advancing professionally.
Department of Dental Hygiene and Medical Imaging
College of Health Professions
Ferris State University
200 Ferris Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone:800.462.8553, ext. 2261