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Pre-requisite requirements is updated for application year 2019.

It is mandatory to attend BS 75 non-credit information session.  

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Dental Hygiene Program Pre-Requisites

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It is highly recommended for the prerequisites listed below to be completed before applying.  One course is allowed to be in progress during the Spring semester prior to the start of the program. Final transcripts from Spring in-progress courses must be submitted by August 1st.  

The prerequisites are as follows:

All IGETC General Education Plan Courses             OR               CSU General Education Plan Courses

 

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The course plan must include the following dental hygiene pre-requisite courses:

ANATOMY 001- INTRODUCTION TO

HUMAN ANATOMY

PSYCH 001- GENERAL  PSYCHOLOGY I

 

BIOCHEMISTRY (CHEM 066- ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY FOR ALLIED HEALTH OR

CHEM 221- BIOCHEMISTRY FOR SCIENCE MAJORS)

SOC 001- INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

 

 

   

ENGLISH 103- COMPOSITION AND CRITICAL THINKING

MICRO 020- GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY

MATH 227- STATISTICS (or equivalent)

PHYSIOL 001- INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

CHEM 51- FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY I

OR CHEM 60- INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL CHEMISTRY

ANTHRO 102- HUMAN WAYS OF LIFE: CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

 

COMM 101- PUBLIC SPEAKING

 

  • Science prerequisites must be taken within 7 years of applying to the program.
  • Science prerequisites must include a lab component
  • All course work must be passed with a letter grade of “C” or better.
  • All GE coursework must have been completed at a post-secondary  regionally accredited institution.
  • Political Science is not required course for dental hygiene program.  However, it is the requirement for CSU transfer and IGETC certification if you are not yet certified. Political Science course is one of the addional points courses for the selection process.
  • Chemistry 066 (Organic and Biochemistry for Allied Health) requires Chemistry 51 or Chemistry 60 as a prerequisite.   If you only completed Chemistry 60, you can contact  Dr. Abraha Bahta (Science Division Chair) via email, at Bahtaa@wlac.edu, and submit a "Pre-requisite Challenge Petition Form" to consider Chemistry 60 as the only prerequisite for Chemistry 66.