The Dental Hygiene program's four year curriculum serves as a broad based foundation for the changing complexities of health care, equipping students to provide comprehensive dental hygiene care in a variety of settings. Classes and experiences emphasize critical thinking and problem solving skills. Current and prospective students should review the UofL Undergraduate Catalog for additional details. 

Lower Division

In the lower division, students will spend approximately two years taking dental hygiene program requirements and general education courses. Visit the UofL general education webpage for more information about the Cardinal Core general education program. Transfer students are encouraged to verify course equivalency through the UofL Office of Transfer and Adult Services transfer evaluation system.

Dental Hygiene Lower Division Curriculum

Sample Lower Division Schedule of Classes

Lower division program science courses must be completed with a "C" grade or higher and within 10 years of applying to the upper division.

Curriculum changes affecting admission to upper division

Beginning in the 2018 admission cycle, Microbiology (Biology 257 at UofL or equivalent) is a required course for admission to the upper division, per the 2016-17 academic year undergraduate catalog change.

Beginning in the 2019 admission cycle, students must meet general education requirements under the new Cardinal Core program, per the approved UofL general education program change.

Beginning in the 2020 admission cycle, Statistics (Math 109 at UofL or equivalent) is a required course for admission to the upper division, per the 2018-19 academic year undergraduate catalog change.

Upper Division

All students apply for admission to the upper division clinical and didactic courses of the program, which include two years of full time study at the School of Dentistry, located on the UofL Health Sciences campus. View the ULSD Academic Calendar for specific dates and more information.

Dental Hygiene Upper Division Curriculum

Sample Upper Division Schedule of Classes