Department of Natural Sciences
Health-Related Professions
Pre-Dental Hygiene

This curriculum is designed to meet the admission requirements of the School of Health-Related Professions at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. All programs at the Medical Center are upper division. Students must complete all admission requirements before transferring.  All programs at the Medical Center have a limited class size with competitive admissions. Students should start the application process early in their sophomore year. Students should consult the most recent Medical Center catalog when planning their schedule.  Students must have a minimum of 57 transferable hours with a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. A minimum grade of C is required on each course to be transferred. Students must also complete 8 hours of observation of a licensed or registered dental hygienist in a clinical environment.  The curriculum below leads to an Associate of Arts Degree.

First Year

First Semester Second Semester
English Composition I ENG 1113 English Composition II ENG 1123
College Algebra MAT 1313 Public Speaking I SPT 1113
General Chemistry I CHE 1213 General Chemistry II CHE 1223
General Chemistry Lab I CHE 1211 General Chemistry Lab II CHE 1221
Zoology I BIO 2414 Nutrition BIO 1613
   OR General Biology I BIO 1134 General Psychology I PSY 1513
Total 14 Hours Total 16 Hours

Second Year

First Semester Second Semester
Anatomy and Physiology I BIO 2514 Anatomy and Physiology II BIO 2524
Humanities Elective 3 Humanities Elective 3
Fine Arts Elective 3 Microbiology BIO 2924
Introduction to Sociology SOC 2113 Elective 3
Elective 3 Child Psychology EPY 2513
       OR Adolescent Psychology EPY 2523
       OR Human Growth and Development EPY 2533
Total 16 Hours Total 17 Hours

Consult with your chosen transfer college to determine changes to this curriculum.