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Dental Hygiene
(Bachelor of Science)

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Please note that ALL available information on the Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene is currently posted on this website.

Nature of Work

The Dental Hygienist is a licensed, professional member of the health care team who integrates the roles of educator, consumer advocate, practitioner, manager, change agent, and researcher to support total health through the promotion of oral health and wellness.  Most Dental Hygienists work as integral members of the dental team in private dental offices, but many provide preventive and educational services in hospitals, military installations, and schools.

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene, accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, will prepare dental hygiene professionals for enhanced roles and responsibilities within the emerging profession. The curriculum is designed with several areas of concentration to introduce students to the expanding role of dental hygienists in public health and within the educational system. New upper division courses offered are in diversity, education, public health administration, communication, English, ethics, philosophy, psychology and research.

The Bachelor of Science Program allows licensed dental hygienists the opportunity to pursue an advanced degree on a part-time or full-time basis given their individual needs, previous education and experience. The degree allows graduates the opportunity to build upon their current knowledge, enhance their current professional role and advance to broader careers to meet Nevada's growing public health and education needs.

College of Southern Nevada's baccalaureate graduates will be qualified for an array of challenging career opportunities in public health, administration, teaching, research, management and related fields.

The program can be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis with all courses offered online, requiring no on campus visitation or limited entry program orientation.

Estimated Tuition & Fees for 42 credits:

Visit http://www.csn.edu/pages/629.asp for the current fee schedule. *If you are a nonresident student, please note the additional fees for taking 7 credits or more per semester.

Dental Hygiene at CSN (Bachelor of Science)

Program Course Sheet and Application Deadlines (Bachelor of Science)

Selection Criteria

Admission Requirements

Guided Pathway - Part-time

Guided Pathway - Full-time

Forms (Transfer Credit, Graduation Application, Transcript Request)


If you require further information on the Bachelor of Science degree, please e-mail the Program Director directly.  

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