The Bachelor’s in Dental Hygiene degree program is rigorous and provides excellent preparation for the practice of dental hygiene in numerous practice settings. The program stands out as one of the top dental hygiene programs nationally as shown by the students’ commitment to excellence. With the addition of the degree completion program in 1987 and the master of science program in 1989, the Division of Dental Hygiene provides graduates the opportunity to further their education. The integrated curriculum in dental hygiene combines the advantages of both liberal arts and the professional aspects of education. Graduates from the program are awarded a bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene, with the option to obtain a master of science degree with the completion of a minimum of one additional year
The curriculum requires successful completion of a total of 136 hours and was constructed in accordance with the standards specified for a school of dental hygiene by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. The program has been fully accredited by this organization since 1965.
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose.