Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene
Georgia Highlands College

Program Details

Georgia Highlands College offers a bachelor completion program in Dental Hygiene for students who already have an associate degree or diploma from an accredited school and hold a license to practice dental hygiene in the US. Students entering the degree program with general education requirements met will focus entirely on upper level Dental Hygiene courses and electives.

The online Dental Hygiene bachelor’s degree curriculum emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach. Graduates will be well equipped to work in a variety of healthcare, education, research, and community settings. Students have the opportunity to practice skills learned in class through an internship experience in their own community.

A few of the required courses for this major include:

  • Supportive periodontal therapy
  • Current concepts in dental hygiene
  • Special populations
  • Leadership and management in healthcare
  • Healthcare education

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Dental Accreditation, American Dental Association (CODA)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Georgia Highlands College is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Associate Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • An accredited associate degree in dental hygiene and hold a license to practice dental hygiene in the United States

Restricted States

Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina