Major Academic Plan for B.S. in Dental Hygiene

A Major Academic Plan (MAP) illustrates one way to complete a degree in a recommended number of semesters. Below is an example of an efficient and recommended plan, but actual plans will vary by individual student needs. Program requirements are based on Catalog Year. 

MAP Grid
Course Subject and TitleCreditsMin Grade*Program Element**When OfferedPrerequisiteCo Requisite
First Semester
GE Objective 1: ENGL 1101 3 C-GEF, S, SuAppropriate placement score or equivalent 
GE Objective 3: MATH 1153 3 C-GEF, S, Su  
GE Objective 5: BIOL 1101 & BIOL 1101L 4 C-GEF, S, SuMATH 1108 or equivalent(MATH 1108)
GE Objective 6: PSYC 1101 3 C-GEF, S  
Semester Total13
Second Semester
GE Objective 1: ENGL 1102 3 C-GEF, S, SuENGL 1101 or equivalent 
GE Objective 4 3 C-GEF, S, Su  
GE Objective 6: SOC 1101 3 C-GE   
BIOL 3302
3302L Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab
4 C-UMF, SBIOL 1101
DENT 2201 Principles of Dental Hygiene 2 C- F, S  
Semester Total15
Third Semester
GE Objective 2: COMM 1101 3 C-GEF, S  
GE Objective 4 3 C-GEF, S, Su  
GE Objective 5: CHEM 1101 3 C-GEF, S, SuMATH 1108 or equivalent 
GE Objective 9 3 C-GEF, S, Su  
BIOL 3301
3301L Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
4 C-UF, SBIOL 1101
Semester Total16
Fourth Semester
GE Objective 7 or 8 3 C-GE   
BIOL 2221
2221L Introductory Microbiology
and Introductory Microbiology Laboratory
4 C- F, SCHEM 1101 or CHEM 1111/1111L, and BIOL 1101
CHEM 1102
CHEM 1103 Essentials of Organic and Biochemistry
and Essentials of Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory
4 C- F, SCHEM 1101 or CHEM 1111/L
NTD 2239 Nutrition 3 C-  CHEM 1101 
or
       
NTD 3340 Nutrition for Health Professionals
  C-UMF, SBIOL 3301 or BIOL 3302 or HO 0111 
Semester Total14
Fifth Semester
DENT 3307 Prevention and Management of Dental Emergencies 2 C-UF DENT 3313C
DENT 3308 Oral Histology and Embryology 2 C-UF  
DENT 3311 Tooth Morphology 2 C-UF  
DENT 3312 Head and Neck Anatomy 3 C-UF DENT 3311
DENT 3313 Clinical Dental Hygiene I 3 C-UF DENT 3313C.
DENT 3313C Clinical Dental Hygiene I Clinic 3 C-UFDental Hygiene Program AcceptanceDENT 3307 and DENT 3313.
DENT 3315 Preventive Dentistry 2 C-UF  
DENT 3316 Dental Materials 2 C-UF  
DENT 4408 Ethical and Legal Principles 2 C-UF  
Semester Total21
Sixth Semester
DENT 3309 General and Oral Pathology 3 C-USDENT 3307, DENT 3308, DENT 3313 
DENT 3314 Clinical Dental Hygiene II 2 C-USDENT 3313, DENT 3313C, DENT 3315DENT 3314C.
DENT 3314C Clinical Dental Hygiene II Clinic 3 C-USDENT 3313, DENT 3313C, DENT 3315DENT 3314.
DENT 3318 Oral Radiology 2 C-USDENT 3312, DENT 3313, DENT 3313C DENT 3318L.
DENT 3318L Oral Radiology Laboratory 1 C-USDENT 3312, DENT 3313, DENT 3313CDENT 3314C and DENT 3318.
DENT 3319 Preclinical Restorative Procedures 2 C-USDENT 3311 and DENT 3316 
DENT 3320 Pain Management 2 C-USDENT 3307 and DENT 3312 
DENT 3321 Periodontology 2 C-USDENT 3308, DENT 3313, DENT 3313CDENT 3314 and DENT 3314C.
PPRA 3314 Basic and Applied Pharmacology for Dental Hygiene 2 C-US BIOL 3301 and BIOL 3302. Restricted to Dental Hygiene major. 
Semester Total19
Seventh Semester
DENT 4401 Research Methods 2 C-UFMATH 1153 and ENGL 1102. 
DENT 4402 Advanced Periodontology 2 C-UFDENT 3314, DENT 3314C, DENT 3321DENT 4403 and DENT 4403C.
DENT 4403 Advanced Clinical Theory I 2 C-UFDENT 3314, DENT 3314CDENT 4403C.
DENT 4403C Advanced Clinical Practice I Clinic 4 C-UFDENT 3314, DENT 3314CDENT 4403.
DENT 4411 Application of Restorative Therapies 2 C-UFDENT 3319, DENT 3320DENT 4411C.
DENT 4411C Restorative Care I 1 C-UFDENT 3319, DENT 3320DENT 4411.
DENT 4413 Community Health and Special Needs Populations 3 C-UFDENT 3314, DENT 3314C, DENT 3315 DENT 4401 and DENT 4403C.
DENT 4422 Educational Strategies and Applied Methods 3 C-UF  
Semester Total19
Eighth Semester
DENT 4404 Advanced Clinical Theory II 2 C-USDENT 4403, DENT 4403CDENT 4404C.
DENT 4404C Advanced Clinical Practice II Clinic 4 C-USDENT 4403, DENT 4403CDENT 4404.
DENT 4405 Dental Hygiene Seminar 1 C-USDENT 4401. 
DENT 4412C Restorative Care II 1 C-USDENT 4411 and DENT 4411C. 
DENT 4414 Community Outreach Experiences 2 C-USDENT 3315 and DENT 4413. 
DENT 4421 Leadership and Health Policy 2 C-US  
DENT 4424 Principles of Interprofessional Practice Management 3 C-US  
Semester Total15
Total132

 MAP Credit Summary

MAP Credit SummaryCredits
Major95
General Education37
Electives to reach 120 credits0
Total132