Health-Related Professions

Pre-Dental Hygiene

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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

  • English Composition I ENG 1113
  • College Algebra MAT 1313
  • General Chemistry I CHE 1213
  • General Chemistry Lab I CHE 1211
  • Zoology I BIO 2414 OR General Biology I BIO 1134

Total 14 Hours

Second Semester

  • English Composition II ENG 1123
  • Public Speaking I SPT 1113
  • General Chemistry II CHE 1223
  • General Chemistry Lab II CHE 1221
  • Nutrition BIO 1613
  • General Psychology I PSY 1513

Total 16 Hours

Second Year
First Semester

  • Anatomy and Physiology I BIO 2514
  • Humanities Elective 3
  • Fine Arts Elective 3
  • Introduction to Sociology SOC 2113
  • Elective 3

Total 16 Hours

Second Semester

  • Anatomy and Physiology II BIO 2524
  • Humanities Elective 3
  • Microbiology BIO 2924
  • Elective 3
  • Child Psychology EPY 2513 OR Adolescent Psychology EPY 2523 OR Human Growth and Development EPY 2533

Total 17 Hours

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