Wayne State College

Pre-Dental Hygiene Program of Study

Every effort is made to ensure this information is current, but please be aware that some content may have changed. There is no substitute for developing a careful course registration plan in consultation with your advisor. The class sequence listed is suggested only. The final decision rests with the student and academic advisor.

  1. A four-year Bachelor of Dental Hygiene degree program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry, in Lincoln, Neb., consists of two parts, i.e. two years of academic coursework at Wayne State College and, if selected, two years at the College of Dentistry.
  2. A minimum of 63 hours of pre-professional coursework and all courses listed below are required for admission to UNMC. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for consideration for admission.
  3. Completion of academic/pre-professional curriculum at Wayne State College is not a guarantee for admission to the Dental Hygiene program.

For additional information, contact the Dental Hygiene Program, UNMC College of Dentistry at 402-375-1433.

2023-24 Academic Year

Freshman - 1st semester
BIO 110 Biology Concepts (4)
CHE 106 General Chemistry I (4)
ENG 102 Composition Skills (3)
**12-hour series/electives (3)

Freshman - 2nd semester
CHE 107 General Chemistry II (4)
CNA 100 Principles of Human Communication (3)
ENG 206 Workplace Writing (3)
SOC 101 Intro to Sociology (3)
**12-hour series/electives (3)

Sophomore - 3rd semester
BIO 220 Human Anatomy (4)
FCS 207 Nutrition (3)
PSY 101 General Psychology (3)
**12-hour series/electives (3)
+Electives (humanities/art) (3)

Sophomore - 4th semester
BIO 340 Human Physiology (4)
BIO 385 Microbiology (4)
**12-hour series/electives (3)
+Elective (humanities/art) (3)
*Elective (social sciences) (3)

*Examples of social science electives: sociology, economics, political science, geography.

+Examples of Arts and Humanities electives: English literature, philosophy, art history, or drawing.

**Students must elect one 12-hour series in one specific area of study, i.e. humanities, social sciences, or English. All courses in the 12-hour series must have the same prefix.

Example of a 12-hour series:

  1. PSY 101, PSY 230, 316, 345, (PSY 101 may be included in the minor).
  2. ART 110, 210, 310, 330.
  3. 24 total hours in biology will also satisfy the minor requirement.

Mathematics: UNMC does not require a college math course if you have had two years of high school algebra and one year of high school geometry. Math by advisement if ACT score is below 20.