B.Sc. On Campus

Dental Hygiene

Old Dominion University

48 months
1032 USD/credit 30960 USD/year
1032 USD/credit 30960 USD/year
360 USD/credit 10800 USD/year
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The Dental Hygiene baccalaureate program at Old Dominion University in dental hygiene is designed to prepare men and women as professional dental hygienists qualified for positions in a variety of health-care settings and/or for graduate study in dental hygiene.


A Dental Hygiene graduate at Old Dominion University is a licensed professional and member of the oral health care team who provides services to promote optimal oral health. Dental hygienists serve as clinical practitioners, educators, researchers, administrators, managers, program developers, consultants, and/or dental product sales representatives, depending on the individual's employment setting and educational background. In addition, dental hygienists with a bachelor's degree may pursue careers in elementary and secondary schools, community and public health settings, institutional and industrial dental hygiene, professional education, and research. Other career opportunities exist in health maintenance organizations, community health agencies, private industry, and abroad with the Peace Corps, World Health Organization, and foreign governments.

Learning outcomes

Students successfully completing the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene program (entry level) are eligible to take the national, state, and regional board examinations in dental hygiene to become a licensed dental hygienist.

The baccalaureate degree completion curriculum is designed for the licensed dental hygienist who graduated from an accredited dental hygiene program with an associate degree or certificate in dental hygiene.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • English Composition
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introductory Chemistry
  • Basic Bacteriology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Principles of Nutrition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application and $50 fee

  • All prior Secondary/High School or College/University transcripts along with Diploma or Leaving Certificate.

  • Demonstrated English Language Proficiency

  • Financial Documentation (seeking F/J visas only)

  • Passport identification page, if avaliable

  • SAT/ACT standardized exams are optional, though highly recommended

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    30960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1032 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    30960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1032 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 360 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Norfolk

1100 - 1900 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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