What will I learn?

The UB Bachelor in Dental Hygiene, BS Degree Program, is completed through the integration of Associate’s degree Dental Hygiene courses and Bachelor’s degree courses, or by continuing studies after completing an Associate’s degree at an accredited School of Dental Hygiene.

The University of Bridgeport baccalaureate degree completion approach is available to Fones students as well as to graduates of other accredited Dental Hygiene programs. With 60 to 90 transfer credits, a student may achieve a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in two additional years. Education at the baccalaureate level, which combines the professional dental hygiene curriculum with a liberal arts education, enhances the dental hygienist’s opportunities, skills, background knowledge, and professional values.

Upon satisfactory completion of semester hours in the areas of study specified, the student will be recommended for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene.

Students pursuing a B.S. Degree in Dental Hygiene have the opportunity to design a portion of their curriculum to meet personal career goals. The outcome of this planning process is an individualized program that enables dental hygienists to gain desired knowledge and skills and directly transfers this expertise to a professional work setting. Students may identify a minor in human services, education, marketing, or psychology, to name a few subject areas.

Learning Outcomes

Through completion of the entry-level dental hygiene curriculum, students will achieve the following outcomes

Characterize professionalism and responsibility in all health promotion and disease prevention activities

  • Apply a professional code of ethics while adhering to appropriate legal and regulatory measures when providing oral health services
  • Utilize critical thinking, problem solving, and evidence-based decision making in the dental hygiene process of care
  • Provide the dental hygiene process of care (assessment, dental hygiene diagnosis, planning, implementation, evaluation, documentation) for patients/clients in all settings
  • Communicate effectively with and deliver culturally competent, inter-professional health care to individuals and groups from diverse populations
  • Demonstrate the knowledge necessary to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate community-based oral health programs
  • Continually perform self-assessment to maintain professional standards and encourage life-long learning
  • Value the need for personal and professional growth through participation in professional activities and associations
  • Understand and master the competencies of Dental Hygiene Professional Practice

Which department am I in?

Fones School of Dental Hygiene

Study options

Full Time (123 semester hours)

Tuition fees
US$38,000.00 per year
USD $19,000 per semester/term for (12-18 credits) (This fee is for 2019-2020 and it may subject to change for the coming year)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 August 2020, 19 January 2021

Venue

Fones School of Dental Hygiene

126 Park Avenue,

BRIDGEPORT,

Connecticut,

6604, United States

Online/Distance (123 semester hours)

Tuition fees
USD $555 per credit (This fee is for 2019-2020 and it may subject to change for the coming year)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 August 2020, 19 January 2021

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For applicants who have not yet received their secondary or high school certificate/diploma.

For international students

Applicants must have completion of secondary or high school certificate/diploma.

You must demonstrate English language proficiency in one of the ways listed below. If you cannot demonstrate English language competency in one of these ways prior to registration, you will be given the University English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB) test upon arrival. If you pass at a satisfactory level, you may be able to begin academic classes.

  • Proof of completion of Advanced Level at the University’s English Language Institute (ELI)
  • Attainment of a satisfactory score on the University of Bridgeport’s English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB)
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 75 (IBT) for undergraduates
  • A minimum IELTS Band score of 6.0 for undergraduates
  • A minimum Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score of 53 for undergraduates
  • A minimum Duolingo English Test score of 90 for undergraduates
  • A grade of “C” or better from an accredited American university for one semester of college English Composition
  • An official letter certifying completion of ELS (English Language Services) Level 112
  • An official “O” level or “A” level Certificate indicating a grade of “C” or better in English
  • An EIKEN score of Grade 2A or above for undergraduates
  • A score of 4 or better on the “English A” Higher Level examination in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program
  • WAEC, WASSE, CXC, etc. – Score of “C” or better on English Language exam

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About this uni

Located just one hour from New York City, the university is set amongst 400 acres of parkland along the coast of the Long Island Sound.

  • Bridgeport is located close to Boston and New York City
  • Ranked the 39th most diverse university in the U.S.
  • Offers academic merit scholarships to international students
  • Small class sizes with a 16:1 student-faculty ratio