Our degree completion program is intended for hygienists who already hold an associate degree and are interested in earning a bachelor’s degree. This two- year program is offered online and is designed to provide a convenient option for students who plan to continue working while earning their degree.
Graduates of this bachelor of science degree completion program have access to more educational and career opportunities than students who have only completed an associate degree in Dental Hygiene. Career areas where the advanced degree would be advantageous include jobs in dental hygiene research, sales, public health, and education.
The Vermont Tech bachelor of science degree program holds articulation agreements with Quinsigamond Community College, Tunxis Community College, Mount Wachusetts Community College, Bristol Community College, Cape Cod Community College, Middlesex Community College, Springfield Technical Community College, and the New Hampshire Technical Institute associate degree dental hygiene programs. These agreements are designed to maximize the number of credits students will be able to transfer to Vermont Tech. Specific details regarding these agreements can be obtained by contacting Vermont Tech’s Department of Dental Hygiene.
All courses are completed online, no campus visits are required, and the student has six years to complete the required courses for the bachelor’s degree.
A student with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene will be able to:
Earn a bachelor’s degree while employed as a practitioner or full-time student
Explore various occupational settings such as public health, education, sales, and research
Prepare for further study at the graduate level
Broaden the knowledge base and education experience in dental hygiene and general education courses
Demonstrate skills in critical thinking and evidence-based research
Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning
This program holds articulation agreements with Bristol Community College, Cape Cod Community College, Cuyahoga Community College, Middlesex Community College, Monroe Community College, Mount Wachusett Community College, New Hampshire Technical Institute, Quinsigamond Community College, Springfield Technical Community College, and Tunxis Community College associate degree dental hygiene programs. These agreements are designed to maximize the number of credits students will be able to transfer to Vermont Tech.
In addition to the associate requirements, bachelor’s students must complete a minimum of two Arts and Humanities (AH) or Social Sciences (SS) courses, including one at the 3000 level
All DHY and BIO courses must be completed with a grade of C or better to continue in the program