Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene - Entry-level

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene - Entry-level


To be considered for admission into the Dental Hygiene Program, an applicant must:

  1. Submit a dental hygiene program application with supporting documents by February 1 for best consideration. Applications received after this date may be considered only after applications received by the deadline have been reviewed and processed.
  2. Be able to complete all prerequisite courses by the start of fall semester. Preference will be given to students who have completed all course work by the end of spring semester.
  3. No more than three courses will be considered for grade replacement. Please note: applicants may only repeat two science courses.
  4. Complete a 300-word, typed personal statement answering the question “What does becoming a dental hygienist mean to me?”


Thank you for your interest in Indiana University South Bend. We're happy for this opportunity to introduce you to the Dental Hygiene Program. We are proud of the professional reputation of our students and graduates. We strive for excellence in the clinic, and classroom. We are a learner-centered program providing various educational experiences including hands-on, activity based, and gaming. The Dental Hygiene curriculum, which is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, leads to the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene (BSDH). Please click the expanders below to learn more about the application process. If you have questions about the application process, or the dental hygiene program please email the Program Director Mallory Edmondson MSDH, RDH at

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