Dental Hygiene (BSDH)
|Degree: Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene||Cost: $285 per credit hour *|
|College of Health Sciences: School of Dental Hygiene||Required: 30 credit hours from ODU (120 total)|
|Course Delivery Modes: Online asynchronousAccess course material online from any location and complete coursework at your own pace.||Locations: 1|
Designed for licensed dental hygienists, this online degree completion program in dental hygiene builds on the knowledge students have already acquired.
There are no “clinicals” in the traditional sense. Students are prepared with knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for a wide range of employment opportunities and a foundation for graduate study.
ODU's dental hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.
Accelerated Option: Undergraduates can choose to "accelerate" through the baccalaureate to the master's program by using a common 12-hour graduate credit core toward each degree. Students must apply separately to the BSDH and MS programs and submit the "Undergraduate Request to Take Graduate Courses" form available at the Registrar's web site.
A separate application to the School of Dental Hygiene is required. Students may begin the program in any semester.
Before taking any Dental Hygiene course, students must have a current certificate in Basic Life Support (CPR and Obstructed Airway).
Accelerated Option: To be eligible to enroll in graduate courses, you must have a 3.2 grade point average, senior standing, and permission of your advisor.
Careers In This Field
- Dental Hygienist
- Oral Health Education and Promotion
- Oral Health Research
- Community Health Programs, Management, and Marketing
- Public Health/School District Dental Hygeniest
Undergraduate Distance Learning Tuition Rates
|Tuition Classification||Cost per credit hour|
|Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile)||$285|
|Students living outside of Virginia||$285|
|* In Virginia but without Virginia domicile||$807|
Rates are subject to change. Please visit the Office of Finance web site for complete tuition details.
* For questions about domicile or “in-state” status as it applies to tuition rates, please visit the University Registrar web site.
All ODU undergraduate distance learning programs are degree completion / transfer programs. Explore Monarch TRANSFERmation to see how courses you've completed may transfer to ODU. To have an advisor review your transcripts, contact your nearest ODU extended classroom site or call 1.800.968.2638.