B.S. in Dental Hygiene
Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene
About the program
The School of Dentistry offers an accelerated dental hygiene program that allows students to earn their Bachelor of Science degree in three years, rather than completing the traditional four-year program. The year-round program allows maximum opportunities for those who are eager to start their dental hygiene careers or further their education in graduate school.
The University of Minnesota dental hygiene program is recognized as one of the outstanding programs in the country. Students enrolled in the program have the opportunity to work with dental and dental hygiene faculty who are experts/specialists in their disciplines. Dental hygiene students also take courses, interact in a team approach with dental students in our clinics, and are required to spend four weeks treating patients, providing dental education and promoting dental careers at an Outreach clinic.