Pre-Dental Hygiene Curriculum

UNO cooperates with the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry at Lincoln by offering the non-professional courses which satisfy needed college hours for the baccalaureate program. Adviser: Dean’s office.

Applicants must have successfully completed the necessary course work which should also include a twelve credit hour concentration in an area of interest. Applications and all other required materials are due. Applicants should have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, although the average GPA for the entering classes of the past 5 years has been 3.5 or better.

Degree Requirements

Biological Sciences (8 hours minimum)

Science content requirements:

BIOL 1020Principles of Biology

5

BIOL 2440The Biology of Microorganisms

4

Anatomy and Physiology (8 hours minimum)

Science content requirements:

BIOL 2740Human Physiology and Anatomy I

4

BIOL 2840Human Physiology and Anatomy II

4

BIOL 2740: fall/summer

BIOL 2840: spring/summer

Chemistry (and labs) (8 hours minimum)

Science content requirements:

CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 credits

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHEM 1190General Chemistry II

3

CHEM 1194General Chemistry II Laboratory

1

MATH-1310 or placement beyond, and CHEM-1140 and CHEM-1144 or placement beyond via the Chemistry Diagnostic Test are prerequisites for CHEM-1180 and CHEM-1184.

Mathematics (3 credit hours minimum)

Science content requirements:

MATH 1310Intermediate Algebra

3

Total Credit Hours:3

A mathematics course is not required if proficiency is established by MPE of 3 or ACT math subscore of 23 or better.

English Composition (6 hours minimum)

General Education Requirements:

ENGL 1150English Composition I

3

ENGL 1160English Composition II

3

Speech Communication (3 hours minimum)

General Education Requirements:

SPCH 1110Public Speaking Fundamentals

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Nutrition (3 hours minimum)

General Education Requirements:

HPER 3090Applied Nutrition

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Psychology and Sociology (6 hours)

General Education Requirements:

PSYC 1010Introduction to Psychology I

3

SOC 1010Introductory Sociology

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Humanities/Arts (6 hours)

General Education Requirements:

English literature, philosophy, music history, art history, theater arts, drawing

Social and Behavioral Sciences/Human Behavior, Culture and Social Organization (3 hours)

General Education Requirements:

Psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics, political science, geography

Minor (12 hours)

A 12-hour series (a 12-hour minor in one academic area) must be completed in a specific area of study.  The courses taken in the 12-hour series must have the same course prefix for all courses being considered.  Questions about this minor should be directed to UNMC's Dental Hygiene program.

For more information on courses at UNO, call the Arts and Sciences Dean's Office at 402.554.2458. For more information about UNMC College of Denistry/Dental Hygiene, call 402.472.1433.