About the Program

RDH to BSDH Online Program at Wichita State University offers career options to registered hygienists seeking a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. The program is completely online, is accessible 24 hours a day, and can be completed in as little as 15 months or up to six years of part-time study.

Twenty-five (25) hours of retroactive credit can be applied to the degree. Our program builds on the skill of the registered dental hygienist’s previous educational program. The BSDH expands on the RDH’s knowledge base to provide a means for continued advancement in the profession, career options in alternate settings, and meeting the necessary requirements for pursuing a graduate degree.

Are you ready to grow professionally?

Today’s oral healthcare environment offers many career pathways to explore and opportunities for professional growth. Investigating the expanding opportunities and understanding emerging roles is the beginning of realizing a broader approach to career options. Advancing your education is a key step in realizing career possibilities. The RDH to BSDH Online Program focuses on leadership skills and knowledge in preparation for:

  • Leadership in clinical practice or alternative setting.
  • Evidenced-based practice.
  • Community health settings (extended roles based on state regulations).
  • Educational settings.

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Key Program Features

  • Complete the degree sooner. Program completion can occur in as little as 15 months,
  • Access to affordable education. An affordable education option; with some of the lowest per credit hour rates in the state of Kansas.
  • Flexible education. Part-time and full-time study plans available.
  • Jumpstart your education. Students are eligible to earn up to 25 hours of retro credit for prior dental hygiene coursework.
  • Online education. Online format offers convenient schedule.
  • Easy program acceptance. Students meeting all admission requirements will be accepted into the program.

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RDH to BSDH Program Features

Program Entry Point Fall, Spring.
Program Length Self-Paced. 3 semesters to 6 years.
Study Plan Options Full- or part-time, day, nights, weekends and online.
Work Experience Work experience is not necessary if you have recently graduated.
Application Deadline Fall semester: August 1.
Spring semester: January 1.
Class Size No cap on class size.
Application Ratio N/A
Minimum GPA to apply 2.50 GPA.  
Progression Earn a “C” (2.0) or better in all required courses.

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