Dental Hygiene Department - Academic & Application Course Requirements

PRE-DENTAL HYGIENE ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

Eligibility to apply for the Dental Hygiene program in January 2015 requires that a minimum of SIX of the eleven pre-dental hygiene courses be completed by the end of fall quarter 2014.

Complete BOTH classes from the list below by the end of the fall quarter
ENGL 103 Composition-Argumentation and Research
CHEM &121 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry, w/lab
 
Complete a minimum of THREE classes from the list below by the end of the fall quarter
CHEM &131 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry, w/lab
BIOL &241 Human Anatomy and Physiology I, w/lab
BIOL &242 Human Anatomy and Physiology II, w/lab
BIOL &260 Microbiology, w/lab
MATH &107 Mathematics in Society   or   MATH &146, Introduction to Statistics
NUTR &101 Human Nutrition
 
Complete a minimum of ONE class from the list below by the end of the fall quarter
SOC &101 Introduction to Sociology
CMST &101 Introduction to Communications
PSYC &100 General Psychology
PHIL 230 Contemporary Moral Problems   or   BUS 240, Human Relations in the Workplace
 

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GPA REQUIREMENTS

Minimum INDIVIDUAL course GPA = 2.5
Minimum total GPA average of Pre-dental Hygiene courses = 3.3

REPEAT AND AGE OF COURSES

Pre-dental hygiene courses may only be repeated once, and the LAST grade earned is used for application acceptance.

Grades in science, math, or English courses must be no more than five years old.

Grades that are more than five years old will not count as repeats. Non-science courses have no time limitations.

Note: If courses taken in winter or spring quarter of the application year do not meet the minimum requirements of the 2.5 GPA per course, and/or if a student's cumulative GPA falls below 3.3, it will result in disqualification of the application for that year.

 

DH Program Advising Information
Email: denthyg@pierce.ctc.edu Voice: 253-964-6796

Fulltime Dental Hygiene Faculty Advisors

Monica Hospenthal
R.D.H., B.S., M.Ed.
Program Director Dental Hygiene/Fulltime Professor

Kathy B. Bassett
BSDH, RDH, M.Ed.
Fulltime Professor/Clinical Coordinator

Mary Galagan
RDH, BS, MHA
Fulltime Professor/Community Health and Extramurals

Carolyn D. Roberton
BSDH, RDH
Fulltime Professor/Liaison
Student Chapter of ADHA

Postal Address

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom
Dental Hygiene Department
9401 Farwest Drive SW
Lakewood, WA 98498-1999