The Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene program at Wichita State University is designed to educate students with the competencies necessary to prepare students to take the national, regional and state examinations for licensure in the state of their choice.

Key Program Features

  • Only entry-level dental hygiene bachelor’s program in Kansas. Graduates work in clinical practice with more career options in education, administration, public health and research.
  • Hands-on practice with dental patients. Students receive clinical experience through our on-campus Delta Dental of Kansas Foundation Dental Hygiene Clinic.
  • Network with potential employers. Students have the opportunity to receive educational training through several local clinical affiliates, such as the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Wichita-Sedgwick County Health Department, Hunter Health Clinic, HealthCore Clinic, and GraceMed Clinic.

Program FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions About the Program
Question Answer
Program Entry Point Fall
Program Length 2 years
Study Plan Options Full-time, days
Clinical Observation To be admitted: Complete 4 hours in observation of Dental Hygienist in Clinical Practice
Application Deadline Second Friday in November
Class Size 36
Application Ratio 3:1
Minimum GPA to apply 2.75 cumulative in all college work and a grade C or above in prerequisites
Licensure Examinations National Boards, Clinical Boards and State Jurisprudence Exam
Degree required High school diploma or GED