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Curriculum

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Associate of Applied Science

Prerequisite Courses 
ENGL 1010 – English I: Composition
MATH 1000 – Problem Solving (or higher)
SOC 1000 – Sociological Principles1
PSYC 1000 – General Psychology
CO/M 1010 Public Speaking2
CHEM 1000 – Introductory Chemistry
EITHER:
 ZOO 2010 – Anatomy and Physiology I* -AND-
 ZOO 2020 – Anatomy and Physiology II*
OR:
 ZOO 2015 – Human Anatomy* -AND-
 ZOO 2025 – Human Physiology* (Students must complete one 8-credit sequence. Taking one course from each sequence will NOT fulfill this requirement)
MOLB 2220 – Pathogenic Microbiology* -OR-
MICR 2240 – Medical Microbiology*
HOEC 1140 – Nutrition
Physical Education Activity
POLS 1000 – American and Wyoming Government (optional prerequisite, required program course)**
 
¹ May substitute ANTH 1200 – Cultural Anthropology
² May substitute CO/M 1030 – Interpersonal Communication
* Must be five years current
** Students who have not completed POLS 1000 or its equivalent within the state of Wyoming, POLS 1100 must be completed in addition to an acceptable American government course. Although POLS 1000 is an optional prerequisite, if this is not completed prior to starting the program, it will be an additional course that is required during the program. It is highly recommended that the student complete this course prior to beginning the dental hygiene program.3
³ Please see adviser
Program of Study
Term 1
DHYG 1110 – Dental Biology
DHYG 1150 – Preventive Dentistry
DHYG 1410 – Dental Hygiene Principles
DHYG 2450 – Dental Radiology
DHYG 1685 – Computer Applications in Dental Hygiene

Term 2
DHYG 1200 – Pharmacology
DHYG 1310 – Periodontology I
DHYG 1420 – Dental Hygiene Seminar I
DHYG 1425 – Dental Hygiene Clinic I
DHYG 2400 – Head, Neck and Oral Anatomy
DHYG 2460 – Dental Materials

Term 3
DHYG 2200 – General and Oral Pathology
DHYG 2250 – Pain Management
DHYG 2330 – Periodontology II
DHYG 2430 – Dental Hygiene Seminar II
DHYG 2435 – Dental Hygiene Clinic II
DHYG 2451 – Dental Radiology Interpretation

Term 4
DHYG 2260 – Dental Public Health
DHYG 2410 – Practice Management
DHYG 2440 – Dental Hygiene Seminar III
DHYG 2445 – Dental Hygiene Clinic III
POLS 1000 – American and Wyoming Government* -OR-
HIST 1211 – U.S. to 1865* -OR-
HIST 1221 – U.S. from 1865* -OR-
HIST 1251 – Wyoming History* -OR-
ECON 1200 – Economics, Law, and Government*

Total credit hours required 96.5-99.5

** Students who have not completed POLS 1000 prior to starting the program are required to complete the course or its equivalent no later than the end of Term 4 in order to graduate.
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