Tennessee Tech offers the prerequisite coursework required by dental hygiene bachelor’s degree programs. Students complete prerequisite coursework outlined below at TTU then apply for admission to dental hygiene programs at other institutions such as East Tennessee State University (ETSU), University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center (UTHSC), and others. Entrance into dental hygiene programs is very competitive and is not guaranteed solely by completing the prerequisite coursework outlined below.
For students intending to earn a Bachelor’s degree before entering professional school, it is recommended that elective courses be taken from core requirements or a selected degree program. HIST 2010 - Early United States History and HIST 2020 - Modern United States History are required pre-requisites at some dental hygiene programs. University of Louisville Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Program requires 3 credits in Western Civilization, 6 credits in Arts and Humanities, and 6 credits in Cultural Diversity.