Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene
Preparing You for a Variety of Dental Job Opportunities
The two-year entry level Associate of Applied Science (AAS) program prepares the graduate for a variety of job opportunities. A Dental Hygienist may render services in various health care delivery settings. These settings include: private dental offices, public schools, public health programs, professional schools, hospitals or the armed forces. The opportunity to practice in other nations is consistent with the increasing need for Dental Hygienists worldwide.
In addition to University admission requirements, applicants to the two-year AAS degree program must meet the following program requirements to be considered for admission:
*Anatomy and Physiology I and II and Microbiology/Bacteriology must have been taken within the last 5 years upon applying for the program. All prerequisite courses and requirements must be completed and passed with a minimum grade of C or better for consideration for acceptance into the program. Competitive candidates typically earn higher grades than the minimum required.
**If the applicant has had a long period of absence from an academic program, references from employers, counselors, or other community, leaders who know the applicant, may substitute for references from science teachers.
Admission into Dental Hygiene is required prior to enrolling in any Dental Hygiene Courses.
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Tennessee State University, in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, or sex in any of its policies or procedures. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing assistance with these materials should contact the Department of Dental Hygiene.