NOTICE: The class that started the professional program in Fall 2014 (and expecting to graduate in Spring 2016) is the last associate degree program. All students taking their prerequisites in Fall 2014 or entering the professional program in Fall 2015 will be working towards the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree.
The Dental Hygiene Program at Indiana University—Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is a three year program that leads to an associate degree in dental hygiene. Associate degree credits transfer to various bachelors and masters degree programs; such as dental public health, allied health education, and general studies.
A Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree has now been approved. Graduates will be eligible for the BSDH degree, even if they have completed degrees in other disciplines. We can grant the new degree, as long as graduate meets the residency and other requirements. Here is the BSDH curriculum bingo sheet.