Dental Hygiene, Accelerated (B.S. to M.S.)
About the Program
This accelerated program provides an opportunity for outstanding bachelor degree dental hygiene students to complete a fast track program during the summer and last two semesters of the bachelor degree program. Students who have a cumulative 3.5 grade point average in their dental hygiene courses and senior standing may complete up to 12 graduate credits. These credits may be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate dental hygiene programs. Students must be in good academic standing with the department of dental hygiene and Idaho State University and have demonstrated successful completion of upper division courses in the bachelor degree dental hygiene program. Please contact the Graduate Program Director for more information. Once accepted into the accelerated program, it is recommended that students meet with the Graduate Program Director regarding acceptance into the Graduate School and the Master of Science Dental Hygiene program.
Students accepted into an accelerated undergraduate program may take departmentally approved graduate coursework as part of their undergraduate curriculum. These credits will count towards both their bachelor's and master's degrees and can fulfill major requirements, upper-division requirements, and/ or free electives. For details on accelerated programs at Idaho State University, please see (Degree Requirements (p. 62)). Once accepted into an accelerated degree program, it is strongly recommended for students to stay in close communication with their advisor regarding pursuit of acceptance into the Graduate School and the master's degree program at Idaho State University. Acceptance into an accelerated program during the bachelor's degree program is the first step in the admissions process. A separate application to the Graduate School is necessary for all accelerated programs. For more information regarding application and admission to the Graduate School at Idaho State University, please see the Graduate Admissions section of the graduate catalog.
Course Sequences take 8 credits, take at least 1 course8 creditsChoose one of the following course sequences:BIOL2227 - Human Anat and Phys 13 creditsBIOL2227L - Human Anat and Phys 1 Lab1 creditBIOL2228 - Human Anat and Phys 23 creditsBIOL2228L - Human Anat and Phys 2 Lab1 creditBIOL3301 - Advanced Human A&P 13 creditsBIOL3301L - Advanced Human A&P 1 Lab1 creditBIOL3302 - Advanced Human A&P 23 creditsBIOL3302L - Advanced Human A&P 2 Lab1 creditCHEM1101 - Intro to Chemistry3 creditsCHEM1102 - Ess of Organic and Biochem3 creditsCHEM1103 - Ess of Organic and Biochem Lab1 creditCOMM1101 - Fundamentals of Oral Comm3 creditsDENT2201 - Principles of Dental Hygiene2 creditsENGL1101 - Writing and Rhetoric I3 creditsENGL1102 - Writing and Rhetoric II3 creditsNTD2239 - Nutrition3 creditsNTD3340 - Nutr for Health Professions3 creditsMATH1153 - Statistical Reasoning3 creditsPSYC1101 - Introduction to Psychology3 creditsSOC1101 - Introduction to Sociology3 credits
General Education Requirements take the following courses, take 37 credits37 creditsTake the Following Courses:ENGL1101 - Writing and Rhetoric I3 creditsENGL1102 - Writing and Rhetoric II3 creditsCOMM1101 - Fundamentals of Oral Comm3 creditsMATH1153 - Statistical Reasoning3 creditsCHEM1101 - Intro to Chemistry3 creditsPSYC1101 - Introduction to Psychology3 creditsSOC1101 - Introduction to Sociology3 creditsINFO1101 - Digital Information Literacy3 credits
Dental Requirements74 creditsDENT6650 - Thesis1 - 9 creditsDENT6640 - Independent Study Dent Hygiene2 - 3 creditsDENT3XXX - Transfer Course0 - 5 creditsDENT3318 - Oral Radiology2 creditsDENT6619 - Graduate Seminar II1 creditDENT4403C - Adv Clinical Practice I Clinic4 creditsDENT4402 - Advanced Periodontology2 creditsDENT6630 - Rural and Comm Health Program3 creditsDENT4412 - Dental Specialties1 creditDENT6646 - Health Research3 creditsDENT4405 - Dental Hygiene Seminar1 creditDENT4415 - Clinical Seminar1 creditDENT3305 - Personal & Career Development1 creditDENT3317 - Oral Radiology I1 creditDENT4404 - Advanced Clinical Theory II2 creditsDENT4404C - Adv Clinical Pract II Clinic4 creditsDENT4412C - Restorative Care II1 creditDENT4423 - Applied Educational Strategies3 creditsDENT4425 - Applied Practice Management3 creditsDENT4499 - Experimental Course1 - 6 creditsDENT5598P - Prof Ed Development Topics1 - 3 creditsDENT5599 - Experimental Course1 - 6 creditsDENT6616 - Progress Dent Hygiene Pract1 creditDENT6635 - Rural and Comm Health Pract2 - 4 creditsDENT6649 - Dental Hygiene Research Meth2 creditsDENT2220 - Introduction to Dental Office2 creditsDENT3313 - Clinical Dental Hygiene I3 creditsDENT2XXX - Transfer Course0 - 5 creditsDENT4420 - Dntl Hygne Specialty Emphasis2 creditsDENT6699 - Experimental Course1 - 6 creditsDENT6631 - Mgt Strategies Health Care3 creditsDENT6617 - Progressive Dental Hygiene II1 creditDENT4XXX - Transfer Course0 - 5 creditsDENT6618 - Ldrshp Strat Imprv Hlth Care3 creditsDENT3330C - Interim Clinic2 creditsDENT3399 - Experimental Course1 - 6 creditsDENT3318L - Oral Radiology Laboratory1 creditDENT3312 - Head and Neck Anatomy3 creditsDENT1XXX - Transfer Course0 - 5 creditsDENT3307 - Prevent and Mgt of Med Emerg3 creditsDENT3313C - Clin Dental Hygiene I Clinic3 creditsDENT3314 - Clinical Dental Hygiene II2 creditsDENT3314C - Clin Dental Hygiene II Clinic3 creditsDENT3321 - Periodontology2 creditsDENT4403 - Advanced Clinical Theory I2 creditsDENT4407 - Contemp Issues in Periodntolgy1 creditDENT4409 - Commu Behav Mngnt in Dentistry1 creditDENT4411 - Applying Restorative Therapies2 creditsDENT4411C - Restorative Care I1 creditDENT4413 - Community Health Spec Needs3 creditsDENT4414 - Community Outreach Experiences2 creditsDENT6615 - Progress Dent Hygiene Theory3 creditsDENT6625 - Dent Hygiene Education Pract2 - 4 creditsDENT6648 - Literature Analy and Synthesis2 creditsDENT6605 - Prog Developmnt and Evaluatn3 creditsDENT3311 - Tooth Morphology2 creditsDENT3340C - Enhanced Strategies Clin Care1 creditDENT4401 - Research Methods2 creditsDENT3315 - Preventive Dentistry2 creditsDENT3308 - Oral Histology and Embryology2 creditsDENT6621 - Clinical Instruction and Admin3 creditsDENT6620 - Adv Educ Theory and Methods3 creditsDENT4481 - Indep Studies in Dntl Hygiene1 - 3 creditsDENT3320 - Pain Management2 creditsDENT3309 - General and Oral Pathology3 creditsDENT3319 - Preclin Restorative Procedures2 creditsDENT3316 - Dental Materials2 creditsDENT6626 - Dental Hygiene Practicum2 - 4 creditsDENT4408 - Ethical and Legal Principles2 creditsDENT2201 - Principles of Dental Hygiene2 creditsDENT4421 - Leadership and Health Policy2 creditsDENT4422 - Educational Strategies2 creditsDENT6610 - Special Care Populations3 creditsDENT5596 - Graduate Seminar I1 creditDENT3322 - Pharmacology for Dent Hyg2 creditsDENT6612 - Admin and Man HC Organizations3 creditsDENT6623 - Leadership & Health Policy3 creditsDENT6632 - Community and Global Health3 creditsDENT4424 - Principles of Practice Mgmnt3 credits
* Please note that you must meet with an advisor each semester in order to verify degree completion time as well as online course offerings for the program requirements.