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 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|
|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|