College of Health and Human Services

Prerequisite Courses

Dental Hygiene A.S. Bingo Sheet (PDF)
All prerequisite courses (except BIOL 22000) must be completed by June 1 with a grade of "C-" or better. No exceptions will be made for courses completed after June 1. Final transcripts must be received by the Dental Hygiene program no later than May 25 unless a course ends after May 25 but before June 1.

Prerequisite Courses
 
Credits

ENG W131 Reading, Writing, & Inquiry I

3
COM 11400 Fundamentals of Speech Communication
3
CHM 11100 General Chemistry I w/ lab
3
CHM 11200 General Chemistry II w/ lab
3
PSY 12000 Elementary Psychology
3
SOC S161 Principles of Sociology
3
BIOL 20300 Human Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab
4
BIOL 20400 Human Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab
4
BIOL 22000 Microbiology for Allied Health Professionals with Lab
4
Minimum Credit Hours
30

Microbiology (BIOL 22000) must be completed prior to beginning the Dental Hygiene professional program. Since Microbiology is not calculated into the prerequisite GPA for admission, it may be completed during summer sessions, just prior to admission into the dental hygiene program. However, the student’s acceptance is based on successful completion of Microbiology with a grade of "C-" or better prior to the beginning of Fall semester. Failure to complete this required corequisite course with a "C-" or better will result in the student being withdrawn from the professional program and their position given to the next qualified applicant.

Prior to entering the Dental Hygiene program, other strongly recommended courses include:

NUR 10600   Medical Terminology
3

If you are a student at another university in Indiana, use Transfer Indiana to find out what courses you have taken will transfer to IPFW courses. If you are a student at a university in another state or Transfer Indiana does not list your course, please apply to IPFW early so the admissions office can determine what credits transfer. If you have any further questions, please email your advisor.


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