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A student must earn a minimum of 124 credit hours to earn the Bachelor of Health Sciences Degree. 

  • General Education Courses: 90 credit hours
  • Dental Hygiene Courses:  34 credit hours

 General Education Requirements:

A minimum of 90 credit hours in required general education coursework must be completed prior to enrollment at Allen College.  Students attend a regionally accredited institution of their choice to complete the general education courses.

Humanities: (15 credits)

  • Written Communication, including AC:306  Professional Communication (6 credit hours)
  • Oral Communications (3 credit hours)
  • Humanities Electives** (6 credit hours) Defined by Allen College as Art, Music, Theatre, Dance, English, Foreign Language, Philosophy, History, Cultures, Civilization, Literature, Religion, Economics and Communication Arts.

Social Sciences: (12 credits)

  • Sociology (3 credit hours)
  • Psychology (3 credit hours)
  • Lifespan Growth & Development (3 credit hours)
  • Social Science Electives (3 credit hours) Defined by Allen College as Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology

Natural Sciences and Mathematics: (18 credit hours)

  • Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab (3 credit hours)
  • Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab (3 credit hours)
  • Introduction to Chemistry with Lab (3 credit hours)
  • Microbiology with Lab (3 credit hours)
  • Nutrition (2 credit hours)
  • Introduction to Statistics (3 credit hours)

Diversity Requirement (3 credit hours)

Electives (credit hours)

  • 37-42 credit hours (Includes previous dental hygiene coursework)

Dental Hygiene Degree Curriculum (BHS):

A minimum of 34 credit hours in required dental hygiene coursework must be completed at Allen College.

Minimum of 124 credit hours is required for the BHS-DH degree.  All general education courses, with the exception of AC: 306 Professional Communication must be completed at a regionally accredited institution of the student’s choice. 

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