Dental Hygiene, A.A.-B.S.
This is a suggested course plan. It is highly recommended that you meet regularly with your academic advisor to determine your course selection and progress toward graduation.
Students who transfer to UNC under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) have all lower-level General Education requirements completed, but must complete these requirements through transfer or UNC coursework: Global Language, Research and Discovery, Lifetime Fitness, Communication Beyond Carolina, Campus Life Experience, and, where applicable, Supplemental General Education. Students who do not transfer in under the CAA should work closely with their advisor to determine which requirements apply to them for the IDEAs in Action General Education curriculum.
This catalog also includes a complete list of requirements for the Dental Hygiene B.S. degree.
North Carolina Community College
|UGETC||English composition (ENG 111 + ENG 112 = UNC ENGL 105) 1||6|
|COM 231||Public Speaking (UNC COMM 113) 1, 2, 3||3|
|UGETC||Humanities/Fine Arts/Communications (2 additional courses from at least 1 discipline other than Communication; see UGETC list below)||6|
|PSY 150||General Psychology (UNC PSYC 101) 1||3|
|SOC 210||Introduction to Sociology (UNC SOCI 101) 1||3|
|UGETC||Social and Behavioral Sciences (1 additional course; see UGETC list below)||3|
|UGETC||Mathematics (see UGETC list below)||3-4|
|CHM 151||General Chemistry I (UNC CHEM 101/101L) 1||4|
Additional General Education Courses
|XXX 111||Foreign Language Level 1||3|
|XXX 112||Foreign Language Level 2||3|
|XXX 211||Foreign Language Level 3 4||3|
|CHM 152||General Chemistry II (UNC CHEM 102/102L) 1||4|
Other Required Hours
|ACA 122||College Transfer Success (GENR ---)||1|
|PED 110||Fit and Well for Life (UNC LFIT 998) 2||2|
|Select One From: 1||3-4|
General Microbiology (UNC MCRO 251)
Microbiology (UNC MCRO 251)
|Select One From: 1||5-8|
BIO 165 & BIO 166
BIO 168 & BIO 169
|Total Community College Hours||60|
Prerequisite for the major.
IDEAs In Action Requirements: COMM 113 fulfills COMMBEYOND, LFIT 998 fulfills LIFE-FIT.
As the two years of Dental Hygiene coursework at UNC allow very few available hours for completing remaining General Education requirements, students are encouraged to take courses at the NC Community College that will satisfy these requirements through transfer credit where they are able.
All NC Community College Language courses numbered 211 are approved to transfer to UNC-Chapel Hill as a course that completes the GLBL-LANG IDEAs in Action requirement.
BIO 168 and BIO 169 taken together are awarded BIOL 252, BIOL 252L, BIOL 253, and BIOL 253L at UNC. Either course taken alone would be awarded BIOL 290 and BIOL 290L.
|CBPH 741||Introduction to Human Anatomy||3|
|DHYG 252||Dental Radiology||3|
|DHYG 253||Dental Embryology, Histology, and Anatomy||4|
|DHYG 257||Introduction to Dental Hygiene||2|
|DHYG 257L||Preclinical Dental Hygiene||3|
|DHYG 261||Dental Pharmacology||2|
|DHYG 262||Dental Health Education||2|
|DHYG 265||Dental Materials||3|
|DHYG 267||Dental Hygiene Theory I||3|
|DHYG 267L||Dental Hygiene Clinic I||3|
|DHYG 414||Radiographic Interpretation||1|
|DHYG 351||General and Oral Pathology||2|
|DHYG 352||Community Dental Health||3|
|DHYG 357||Dental Hygiene Theory II||2|
|DHYG 401||Oral Microbiology||2|
|DHYG 402||Special Care in Dentistry||2|
|DHYG 403||Current Concepts in Periodontics||2|
|DHYG 362||Community Dental Health Internship||2|
|DHYG 363||Dental Ethics and Jurisprudence||1|
|DHYG 367||Dental Hygiene Theory III||3|
|DHYG 393||Dental Hygiene Specialty Practicum||5|
|Dental hygiene elective (one to two hours) chosen from:||1-2|
|Current Topics in Dental Hygiene|
|Death and Dying During Life's Experience|
|Advanced Clinical Dental Hygiene|
|Introduction to Dental Office Management|
|INTRO TO CLIN TEACH|
|Dental Hygiene Service Learning|
|Community-Based Dental Hygiene Service Learning|
|Research Methodology 2|
All major requirements must be completed at UNC.
More information about the Dental Hygiene program can be found on the program's website.
IDEAs In Action Requirements: DHYG 495 fulfills RESEARCH.
UGETC Course List (A.A. Curriculum)
|English Composition (two courses)||6|
|ENG 111||Writing & Inquiry 1|
|ENG 112||Writing/Research in the Disciplines 1|
|Humanities/Fine Arts (three courses from at least two different disciplines)||9|
|ART 111||Art Appreciation (UNC GENR 111)|
|ART 114||Art History Survey I (UNC ARTH 151)|
|ART 115||Art History Survey II (UNC ARTH 152)|
|COM 120||Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (UNC COMM 120), OR|
Public Speaking (UNC COMM 113)
|DRA 111||Theatre Appreciation (UNC DRAM 116)|
|ENG 231||American Literature I (UNC ENGL 128) 2|
|ENG 232||American Literature II (UNC ENGL 128) 2|
|ENG 241||British Literature I (UNC ENGL 120) 2|
|ENG 242||British Literature II (UNC ENGL 121) 2|
|MUS 110||Music Appreciation (UNC MUSC 141)|
|MUS 112||Introduction to Jazz (UNC MUSC 145)|
|PHI 215||Philosophical Issues (UNC PHIL 101) 2|
|PHI 240||Introduction to Ethics (UNC PHIL 160) 2|
|Social/Behavioral Science (three coures from at least two different disciplines)||9|
|ECO 251||Principles of Microeconomics (UNC GENR 119) 3|
|ECO 252||Principles of Macroeconomics (UNC GENR 119) 3|
|HIS 111||World Civilizations I (UNC GENR 113)|
|HIS 112||World Civilizations II (UNC GENR 113)|
|HIS 131||American History I (UNC HIST 127)|
|HIS 132||American History II (UNC HIST 128)|
|POL 120||American Government (UNC POLI 100)|
|PSY 150||General Psychology (UNC PSYC 101)|
|SOC 210||Introduction to Sociology (UNC SOCI 101)|
|Mathematics (select one course)||3-4|
|MAT 143||Quantitative Literacy (UNC MATH 118)|
|MAT 152||Statistical Methods I (UNC STOR 155)|
|MAT 171||Pre-calculus Algebra (UNC MATH 110P)|
|Natural Sciences (select 4 SCH from the following courses):||4|
|AST 111/111A||Descriptive Astronomy I and Lab (UNC ASTR 101/100L)|
|AST 151/151A||General Astronomy I and lab I (UNC ASTR 101/100L)|
|BIO 110||Principles of Biology (UNC GENR 116)|
|BIO 111||General Biology (UNC BIOL 101/101L + BIOL 103)|
|CHM 151||General Chemistry I (UNC CHEM 101/101L)|
|GEL 111||Introduction Geology (UNC EMES 101/101L)|
|PHY 110/110A||Conceptual Physics and Lab (UNC PHYS 101)|
IDEAs In Action Requirements not covered by the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement that could be completed at the Community College:
COM 231 (UNC COMM 113) can fulfill COMMBEYOND; COM 120 (UNC COMM 120), CHM 2512 (UNC CHEM 261 + CHEM 262L) or CHM 2522 (UNC CHEM 262 + CHEM 262L) can fulfill RESEARCH, and PED 110 (LFIT 998) can fulfill LIFE-FIT.
Students who complete both ENG 111 and 112 receive credit for UNC ENGL 100 + ENGL 105.
Course may have prerequisite(s). Consult the North Carolina Community College Combined Course Library for most current information.
ECO 251 + 252 = UNC ECON 101 + UNC GENR 119.
Applying to Carolina
- The Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides information about the application process for transfer students.
Advising and Community College Course Selection
- For UGETC, Pre-Major, Elective, or GEC course options, please refer to the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement transfer course list.
- Students should work with their community college academic advisor to ensure appropriate course selection for AA/AS degree completion.
- To find out how your N.C. community college coursework will transfer to UNC, please view the transfer credit list for your community college campus.