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2022 - 2023 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
2022 - 2023 Cowley College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dental Hygiene Transfer Pathway (AS)

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A dental hygienist provides a wide range of services designed to promote good oral health in individuals. An Associate of Science transfer pathway will prepare a student to seek an associate or bachelors level degree in Dental Hygiene. Associate degree programs may not require all of the listed prerequisites. It is suggested the student check the requirements at the school they will transfer to for specific courses.

Symbol(s) Translation:

(T►) - Kansas Regents System Wide Transfer Course 
($) - Special Funding Identifier 

Suggested Course Plan by Semester  


Pathway Code: DENH

General Education Requirements (47 hours)

Computer Literacy (3 hours)

Humanities (6 hours)

Complete courses from 2 Different Departments (ART, FOL, HIS, HUM, LIT, MIN, MUS, PHO, REL, THE) - Studio and Performance courses cannot be included.

For a list of course options click this link Humanities Elective(s) .

  • Humanities Elective - 3 hour(s) _______________________________________
  • Humanities Elective - 3 hour(s) _______________________________________

Social Sciences (6 hours)

Complete 6 hours of Social Science electives. PSY6711 General Psychology and SOC6811 Principles of Sociology are the required courses for this pathway. 

Science and Math (20 hours)

Complete 20 hours of Lab Science coursework as listed. Students have the option of completing BIO4111 Principles of Biology or BIO4119 Environmental Biology w/Lab as one of the requirements. The Anatomy & Physiology Option allows students to complete the 5 credit BIO4150 course or both of the 4-credit courses BIO4148 and BIO4149.

Recommended Transfer Pathway Electives (15 hours minimum)*

The Associate of Science degree requires a minimum of 15 hours of pathway electives. Students should work with their advisor and transfer institution to determine the most appropriate courses within the block.

In addition to the following recommended transfer electives, PSY6720 - First Year Experience (FYE) is highly recommended as an elective for students enrolled in this pathway.

Minimum Hours for a Degree 62*

*A minimum of 62 hours is required to earn a Cowley degree; however additional credit hours may be outlined on the transfer pathway to meet the program requirements for a transfer institution. 

Depending on skill level and assessment scores, students may be required to take the necessary basic skill or prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in the program courses.


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