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Dental Hygiene, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 30 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) Albuquerque, NM, United States
The Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree program at The University of New Mexico follows a required three-semester pre-professional year in college with a five-semester curriculum, which begins each year during the spring semester.
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Overview

Program Information

An additional short session is also included during the summer between the junior and senior years of the Dental Hygiene curriculum at The University of New Mexico. Facilities limit each class to no more the 24 students. In addition to tuition, housing, books, and other usual school expenses, the Division of Dental Hygiene issue student instrument kits costing the student approximately $4,000.00 Additional fees of approximately $2,000.00 annually cover dental supplies, clinic and laboratory, uniforms, graduation fees and Student American Dental Hygienists' Association membership. Fees are subject to change on approval from the Chancellor for the UNM Health Science Center. Students are responsible for transportation fees to and from rotations at off campus sites.

Career Opportunities

A program that prepares individuals to clean teeth and apply preventive materials, provide oral health education and treatment counseling to patients, identify oral pathologies and injuries, and manage dental hygiene practices. Includes instruction in dental anatomy, microbiology, and pathology; dental hygiene theory and techniques; cleaning equipment operation and maintenance; dental materials; radiology; patient education and counseling; office management; supervised clinical training; and professional standards.

  • Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
  • Dental Hygienists

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    Application deadline Aug. 27

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 30 months
  • Credits
    128 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accelerated Composition
  • Biology for Health Related Sciences and Non-Majors
  • Biology for Health Related Sciences and Non-Majors Lab
  • Elements of General Chemistry
  • General Psychology
  • Fine Arts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    68

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • Curriculum
  • Grade Point Average
  • Standardized Test Scores
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Admission requirements international
  • Secondary Education: Completion of the equivalent of an American upper secondary school education (approximately twelve years of formal education beginning at age six) and have the appropriate diplomas or satisfactory results on leaving examinations (if completed).
  • ACT and SAT are NOT required for admission to UNM as an international student.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    882 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 882 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
  • National

    882 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 882 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
  • In-State

    256 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 256 USD per credit and a duration of 30 months.
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Living costs for Albuquerque

  • 870 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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