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. 

This catalog also includes a complete list of requirements for the Dental Hygiene B.S. degree.

North Carolina Community College

UGETC Curriculum

UGETCEnglish composition (ENG 111 + ENG 112 = UNC ENGL 105) 16
COM 120 ORIntroduction to Interpersonal Communication (UNC COMM 120),3
COM 231
OR Public Speaking (UNC COMM 113) 1
UGETCHumanities/Fine Arts/Communications (2 additional courses from at least 1 discipline other than Communication; see UGETC list below)6
PSY 150General Psychology (UNC PSYC 101) 13
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology (UNC SOCI 101) 13
UGETCSocial and Behavioral Sciences (1 additional course; see UGETC list below)3
UGETCMathematics (see UGETC list below)3-4
CHM 151General Chemistry I (UNC CHEM 101 + CHEM 101L) 14
Total Hours31-32

Additional General Education Courses

XXX 111Foreign Language Level 13
XXX 112Foreign Language Level 23
XXX 211Foreign Language Level 33
CHM 152General Chemistry II (UNC CHEM 102 + 102L) 14
Elective0-1
Total Hours13-14

Other Required Hours

ACA 122College Transfer Success (GENR ---)1
PED 110Fit and Well for Life (LFIT 998)2
Select One From: 13-4
BIO 175
General Microbiology (MCRO 251)
BIO 275
Microbiology (UNC MCRO 251)
Select One From: 15-8
BIO 163
Basic Anat & Physiology (BIOL 252 & BIOL 252L)
BIO 165 & BIO 166
Anatomy and Physiology I&II (BIOL 252, BIOL 252L, BIOL 253, & BIOL 253L)
BIO 168 & BIO 169
Anatomy and Physiology I&II (BIO 168 + BIO 169 = UNC BIOL 252 + BIOL 252L + BIOL 253 + BIOL 253L) 2
Electives0-4
Total Hours15
Total Community College Hours60

UNC-Chapel Hill1

Semester 5

CBPH 741Introduction to Human Anatomy3
DHYG 241Nutrition2
DHYG 252Dental Radiology3
DHYG 253Dental Anatomy2
DHYG 257Introduction to Dental Hygiene2
DHYG 257LPreclinical Dental Hygiene3
Total Hours15

Semester 6

DHYG 261Dental Pharmacology2
DHYG 262Dental Health Education2
DHYG 263Periodontology2
DHYG 264Histology1
DHYG 265Dental Materials3
DHYG 267Dental Hygiene Theory3
DHYG 267LClinical Dental Hygiene3
DHYG 414Radiographic Interpretation1
Total Hours17

Semester 7

DHYG 351General and Oral Pathology3
DHYG 352Community Dental Health3
DHYG 357Clinical Dental Hygiene5
DHYG 401Oral Microbiology2
DHYG 402Special Care in Dentistry2
DHYG 403Current Concepts in Periodontics2
Total Hours17

Semester 8

DHYG 362Community Dental Health Internship1
DHYG 363Dental Ethics and Jurisprudence1
DHYG 367Clinical Dental Hygiene4
DHYG 393Dental Hygiene Specialty Practicum5
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
Total Hours12-13

UGETC Course List (A.A. Curriculum) 

English Composition (two courses)6
ENG 111Writing & Inquiry 1
ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disciplines 1
Humanities/Fine Arts (three courses from at least two different disciplines)9
ART 111Art Appreciation (UNC GENR 180)
ART 114Art History Survey I (UNC ARTH 151)
ART 115 Art History Survey II (UNC ARTH 152)
COM 120Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (UNC COMM 120), OR
COM 231
Public Speaking (UNC COMM 113)
DRA 111Theatre Appreciation (UNC DRAM 116)
ENG 231American Literature I (UNC ENGL 128) 2
ENG 232American Literature II (UNC ENGL 128) 2
ENG 241British Literature I (UNC ENGL 120) 2
ENG 242British Literature II (UNC ENGL 121) 2
MUS 110Music Appreciation (UNC MUSC 141)
MUS 112Introduction to Jazz (UNC MUSC 145)
PHI 215Philosophical Issues (UNC PHIL 101) 2
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics (UNC PHIL 160) 2
Social/Behavioral Science (three coures from at least two different disciplines)9
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics (UNC GENR 140) 3
ECO 252Principles of Macroeconomics (UNC GENR 140) 3
HIS 111World Civilizations I (UNC GENR 157)
HIS 112World Civilizations II (UNC GENR 150)
HIS 131American History I (UNC HIST 127)
HIS 132American History II (UNC HIST 128)
POL 120American Government (UNC POLI 100)
PSY 150General Psychology (UNC PSYC 101)
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology (UNC SOCI 101)
Mathematics (select one course)3-4
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy (UNC MATH 118)
MAT 152Statistical Methods I (UNC STOR 155)
MAT 171Pre-calculus Algebra (UNC MATH 110P)
Natural Sciences (select 4 SCH from the following courses):4
AST 111/111ADescriptive Astronomy I and Lab (UNC ASTR 101 & ASTR 101L)
AST 151/151AGeneral Astronomy I and lab I (UNC ASTR 101 and ASTR 101L)
BIO 110Principles of Biology (UNC GENR 130)
BIO 111General Biology (UNC BIOL 101 & BIOL 101L)
CHM 151General Chemistry I (UNC CHEM 101 & CHEM 101L)
GEL 111Introduction Geology (UNC GEOL 101 & GEOL 101L)
PHY 110/110AConceptual Physics and Lab (UNC PHYS 101)
Total Hours31-32

Additional Resources

Applying to Carolina

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.

Additional Resources

  • To find out how your N.C. community college coursework will transfer to UNC, please view the Common Curriculum.
  • If you completed an associate's degree prior to 2014 or under the old common curriculum, please view the rules here.