Program Information

School: University of Alberta
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Description: Dental hygienists play a crucial role in supporting dentistry practices and helping patients with their oral hygiene. Dental hygiene is a great choice for those who wish to pursue a career in health care, work in a people-friendly atmosphere, and enjoy a flexible work schedule.

As a member of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta, you will also be involved in giving back to the community and gain experience working with non-profit organizations.

URL: Dental Hygiene (BSc with Specialization) at University of Alberta
Length: 3 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  • Grade12 English
  • Grade12 Mathematics
  • Grade12 Chemistry
  • Grade12 Biology

Additional Admission Requirements:

    There is no direct entry from high school into the Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene Specialization program. Students will first need to complete a year of university study and complete courses in English, introductory chemistry, organic chemistry, sociology, psychology, statistics and biology. Applicants to the Bachelor of Science (Dental Hygiene Specialization) program must apply using the online application. Preprofessional Study Time: 1 years. At least 1 year of transferable, postsecondary, full-time study required (★30, of which ★24 must be taken full-time in one Fall/Winter) (★ = units of course weight): English (★6), Organic Chemistry (★3), General Chemistry (★3), BIOL 107 or equivalent, Sociology (★3), Psychology (★3), Statistics (★3), Option for any faculty (★6). Students currently enrolled in the University of Alberta Dental Hygiene Diploma program have the opportunity to complete the Bachelor of Science (Dental Hygiene Specialization) if they successfully complete the three-year diploma program with a minimum GPA of 2.0, and also successfully complete the National Dental Hygiene Certification Board Examination (Canadian). Applicants must also have: a Personal Interview, a Police Information Check (PIC), Medical Testing and Immunization, and a Proof of Residency Status may be required. Applicant profiles are made up of the following: an overall GPA achieved on all transferable postsecondary work completed as a full-time student while taken during Fall/Winter or Spring/Summer Terms. For overall GPA calculation full-time study is equivalent to a minimum of ★18 taken during Fall/Winter Terms or ★12 taken during Spring/Summer Terms. In order to be competitive, applicants should strive for a GPA of 3.0. Students with a GPA of less than 2.7 will not be considered.