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Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene - Entry Level Program




What will I learn?

Wichita State’s Bachelor of Science (BSDH) in dental hygiene combines quality classroom instruction with professional training in Kansas’ largest dental hygiene clinic for student education. Graduates are well prepared for advanced study and for high-paying careers in a variety of health care settings.

The baccalaureate entry level program in dental hygiene provides students with knowledge of the social, dental and clinical sciences and competencies needed by the dental hygienist in contributing to the attainment of optimum oral health for individuals through the life span. The graduate is prepared for beginning positions in dental hygiene and for further study at the graduate level.


The entry-level program curriculum lasts five semesters. You’ll start your coursework in your junior year after completion of all prerequisite courses and general education requirements. Once you complete the degree, you are eligible to take the appropriate examinations for licensure. WSU’s dental hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Applied Learning

Students in the entry-level Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene program are required to complete an applied learning experience to graduate from the program. The requirement can be met by completing a series of clinical courses with DH 435 Dental Hygiene Clinic IV being the final clinical course of their curriculum. Students use knowledge and skills from courses across the curriculum to assess, plan, implement and evaluate dental hygiene care for their patients. Students must demonstrate competency in their clinical skills for a variety of patients through supervised clinical evaluations.


A dental hygiene degree from Wichita State will help you start or upgrade your career in this high-paying, high-demand field. Graduates find work in research, teaching and clinical practice in a wide range of settings.

Which department am I in?

College of Health Professions

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$17,600.00 per year
USD $572.15 per credit hour
Application deadline

Expected September 2024

Start date

16 January 2024, 19 August 2024


College of Health Professions

1845 Fairmount Street,



67260, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete high school (or will soon graduate from high school) are eligible to apply.

For international students

To be admitted into the dental hygiene program, you must:

  • Be enrolled in, or admitted to, WSU
  • Have completed, or have plans to complete, the prerequisite requirements the spring semester before beginning the fall program
  • Have an overall minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Submit application materials by the established deadline

English proficiency may be demonstrated in the following ways:

  • Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): 72
  • Wichita State Institutional TOEFL (PBT): 530
  • IELTS Academic or IELTS Indicator overall band score: 6.0
  • PTE Academic: 49

Application deadline: Spring 2024: Basic Service: Sept. 15, 2023; Standard Service: Nov. 1, 2023; Premium Service: Dec. 1, 2023

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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