Q: Can I become a registered dental hygienist through this online program?
Q: How many credits are accepted from other colleges?
Q: Are all of the courses online?
Q: Is there a clinical requirement for this degree?
Q: How long will it take to complete the program?
Q: Will I be able to drop out a semester or two and still be able to complete my degree?
Q: What is the advantage of earning the BSDH degree?
RDH to BSDH Online Program is for students who have previously graduated from a regionally accredited dental hygiene program and hold a current license in dental hygiene.
First, students need to apply for admission to Wichita State University. During the application process you can request to have official transcripts sent to WSU.
Next, send a copy of your current dental hygiene license to DHonline@wichita.edu. Finally, make an appointment with an advisor to formulate your plan of study.
Telephone: (888-805-4013 or email DHonline@wichita.edu)
Most credits from regionally accredited institutions transfer at least as elective hours. 28 hours of dental hygiene coursework will transfer as upper division credit hours.
All courses are completely online. One of the courses (STAT-370) will requires a proctoring site for tests.
There is no clinical requirement.
The time it takes to complete will depend if you choose to be a part-time or full time student. If you attend full-time, program completion can be done in as little as 15-18 months. Your academic advisor will help you create an individualized plan of study to help you gain a better understanding of how long it will take.
A student can “stop out” for one or more semesters and re-enter to complete courses. Keep in mind that all coursework must be completed within six years of your start date.
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, increasing your career options.
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