• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Professional dental hygienists with good people skills can make patients feel more comfortable and confident that they're getting the best care. If you like working closely with others and are interested in science, then a career in dental hygiene may be for you.The Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene is a four-year program that includes two years of prerequisite course work and two years of professional education. Practice in our 18-chair dental hygiene clinic and five-chair radiographic facility. Our program is fully accredited by the American Dental Association. You will graduate fully prepared to take regional and national board examinations.

Note: If you want to major in Dental Hygiene at Northern Arizona University, you must apply and be accepted to the Department of Dental Hygiene's program in addition to being admitted to the university.

Career opportunities

  • Dental supply company
  • Indian Health Service (IHS)
  • Pharmaceutical company
  • Private dental office

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Orientation To Dental Hygiene
  • Unity Of Life I: Life Of The Cell
  • Human Anatomy/Physiology I
  • Fundamental Chemistry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    70

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General Requirements

Upload to your application a copy of your official transcripts for ALL secondary (high school) and post-secondary/university education, as well as any vocational or ESL grade reports. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24654 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24654 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10390 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10390 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Flagstaff

  • 1010 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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