Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene

The Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene program provides an opportunity for a hygienist with an associate degree to pursue a bachelor's degree.  ULM Department of Dental Hygiene strives to support and encourage continued formal dental hygiene education while creating a positive and rewarding academic environment that facilitates continued growth and enrichment of all students and faculty.  This program prepares students for advanced levels of employment opportunities in areas such as research and development, dental hygiene education, public health, and the corporate world.

The Bachelor of Science degree program is composed of two segments:  pre-dental hygiene and professional dental hygiene.  Pre-dental hygiene is comprised of four academic semesters, or the equivalent in an accredited college or university.  Credits will be accepted from other pre-dental hygiene curricula upon approval of the Program Director.  All applicants must have successfully completed the Dental Hygiene National Board Exam and licensure in at least one state before admission.

The employment of dental hygienists is expected to grow by 38 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.  Ongoing research linking oral health and general health will continue to spur the demand for preventative dental services, which are often provided by dental hygienists. 

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene must earn 120 credit hours by taking courses such as:  Roentgenology and Oral Radiology, Survey of Dental Specialties, Periodontology, Dental Anatomy, and Dental Materials and Dental Assisting.  The interactive course requirements are listed on Flightpath.

CALL SCHOOL - University of Louisiana at Monroe
The University of Louisiana at Monroe is a coeducational public university in Monroe, Louisiana.  The ULM CALL program is designed to enable adult learners to utilize the convenience and flexibility of online learning to earn a college degree.  The opportunity to accelerate the process is offered through non-traditional course schedules of 4 and 8-week sessions and through learning assessment tools such as challenge tests, CLEP tests, military experience, and portfolios demonstrating college level learning from work or life experiences. 

For admissions information, contact the ULM CALL Center by email at or

Call Toll Free: 1-877-ULM-6654 or phone 318-342-3347

Visit our CALL site at

Dental Hygiene Department - Amanda Richardson 318-342-1618

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