Apr 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Dental Hygiene (Online), B.S.

Location(s): Main Campus

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Health Sciences Center
60 Lafayette Street
Telephone: (203) 576-4138
Fax: (203) 576-4220


The online B.S. in Dental Hygiene from The Fones School of Dental Hygiene at the University of Bridgeport offers an opportunity for dental hygienists to further their education beyond the A.S. degree.

Students who hold an A.S. or certificate in Dental Hygiene from an institution accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation are eligible tor admission. A maximum of 90 credits from accredited institutions of higher education may be transferred. The program consists of 120 credit hours which include applicable transfer credits (60-90 credit hours), general education courses (40 credit hours), dental hygiene courses (19 credit hours), and elective courses (9 credit hours). The last 30 credit hours must be completed through the University of Bridgeport. The general education courses include University Core Requirements in English, Math, Fine Arts, Integrated Studies, Humanities, Natural Science. Social Science, and Capstone Seminar.

Students may take 2 online courses per 7-week session. which is equivalent to l2 credits per semester. Financial aid is available for qualified students taking at least 6 credits per semester.

Learning Outcomes

In addition to the learning outcomes of the entry-level dental hygiene curriculum, through completion of the Bachelor of Science Degree in dental hygiene, students will achieve the following outcomes:

  • Communicate effectively through written, oral, and electronic means;
  • Apply scientific inquiry to foster critical thinking and reflective reasoning in all initiatives;
  • Participate in domestic and global collaborative efforts that allow for expanded and/or alternative career opportunities;
  • Develop, lead, and manage programs and strategies responsive to the diverse cultural and ethnic values and traditions of the communities served;
  • Instill the desire to pursue graduate level education.

Instructional Format

The online B.S. in Dental Hygiene is offered in a format that makes classes available 24 hour a day, 7 days a week. Courses are designed for working professionals and can be completed entirely online.

To participate in UB’s distance education program. You must own or have regular access to a computer with an Internet connection and an e-mail account. You should be comfortable with using e-mail, sending, and receiving attachments, and Web browsing.

Minimum Course Requirements

  • A PC or Macintosh system
  • PC with Windows Vista or higher, Mac OSx10, 5.2 or higher
  • Word processor, printer, CD-ROM
  • Reliable Internet access
  • E-mail
  • web camera and microphone

Online Orientation

All students participate in an online orientation prior to beginning the program. During the orientation, students are given instructions on how to navigate the CANVAS course management system, strategies for being a successful online student, and access to other University resources, including the Wahlstrom Library’s electronic databases. Successful completion of the orientation is required of all new students in the online program.

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