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Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: School of Dentistry
Pathway: Healthcare

Our four-year program opens the door to many career options, from providing clinical care to research to public administration.

Academics

Fall
  • CHEM 111 Survey of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • DTHY 101 Introduction to Dental Hygiene
    2
  • COMM 104 Public Communication Exclamation Point
    3
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • HN&F 171 Introduction to Human Nutrition Exclamation Point
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    MATH 126A College Algebra 5-Day or
    MATH 126B College Algebra 4-Day or
    MATH 126C College Algebra 3-Day
18
Spring
  • BIOL 102 General Biology Exclamation Point
    3
  • BIOL 104 General Biology Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • CHEM 112 Survey of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • DTHY 100 Health Care Terminology Exclamation Point
    1
  • NBAN 107 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology Exclamation Point
    4
  • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology Exclamation Point
    3
16
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Participate in Adventure WV's Sophomore Outdoor Adventure Re-orientation (SOAR) program
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Sit in the front row of your class at least 5 times

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend the Sophomore Celebration to celebrate your successful freshman year and becoming a sophomore
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Adventure WV
  • Consult Student Legal Services for advice on what to look for in an off-campus housing contract
  • Eat a pepperoni roll

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Apply to be a Resident Assistant
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Donate surplus items from your room before leaving for home
  • Make a friend from another country

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Join an intramural team
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop
  • Download a chillPACK at well.wvu.edu

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a career fair
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Attend a resume writing class

Academics

Fall
  • DTHY 185 Oral Anatomy Exclamation Point
    2
  • DTHY 205 Theory and Practice of Prevention
    2
  • DTHY 210 Dental Radiology Exclamation Point
    2
  • NBAN 207 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
    4
  • MICB 200 Medical Microbiology Exclamation Point
    3
  • PSYC 241 Introduction to Human Development Exclamation Point
    3
16
Spring
  • DTHY 186 Dental Anatomy
    2
  • DTHY 211 Dental Radiology
    1
  • DTHY 220 Dental Nursing Techniques
    2
  • DTHY 225 Dental Hygiene Techniques Exclamation Point
    4
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • SOCA 101 Introduction to Sociology Exclamation Point
    3
  • NBAN 309 Oral Histology
    2
17
Summer
  • DTHY 226 Clinical Dental Hygiene
    1
  • PCOL 260 Pharmacology Exclamation Point
    3
4
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Visit the Outdoor Education Center and participate in a Challenge Course or Canopy Tour
  • International students: Participate in international social events

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Make a friend from another country
  • Become an Adventure WV student leader

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Rent a bike and go for a ride on the rail trail
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Visit campus farmers market

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Join a club sport team
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Sign up for an internship interview

Academics

Fall
  • DTHY 350 Public Health
    2
  • DTHY 360 Dental Materials Exclamation Point
    3
  • DTHY 363 Periodontics 1 Exclamation Point
    1
  • DTHY 366 Technical Expression and Dental Literature
    1
  • DTHY 370 Dental Hygiene Clinical Methods Exclamation Point
    2
  • DTHY 372 Clinical Dental Hygiene 1 Exclamation Point
    2
  • PATH 300 Introduction to Pathology
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
17
Spring
  • DTHY 300 Anesthesia for Dental Hygiene
    1
  • DTHY 351 Dental Health Education Exclamation Point
    3
  • DTHY 361 Expanded Functions
    2
  • DTHY 364 Periodontics 2
    2
  • DTHY 374 Clinical Dental Hygiene 2 Exclamation Point
    3
  • DTHY 378 Dental Hygiene Teaching Methods Exclamation Point
    2
  • PATH 302
    3
16
Summer
  • DTHY 491 Professional Field Experience
    1-18
1
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Engage in undergraduate research
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Visit the WVU Farm
  • Visit the Core Arboretum
  • Attend a Ring Day ceremony (where you will receive your WVU class ring)
  • Visit the West Virginia and Regional History Center in the Downtown Library

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Become an Alcohol Literacy trainer and educate peers about the real effects of drinking alcohol

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a career fair
  • Join a club sport team
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • DTHY 402 Dental Hygiene Ethics and Practice
    1
  • DTHY 405 Advanced Clinical Dental Hygiene 1 Exclamation Point
    4
  • DTHY 440 Senior Integration Seminar
    1
  • DTHY 445 Applied Pharmacology
    1
  • DTHY 450 Dental Health Education 2 Exclamation Point
    2
  • DTHY 478 Clinical Evaluation
    1
  • DTHY 495 Independent Study
    1-6
11
Spring
  • DTHY 406 Advanced Clinical Dental Hygiene 2
    3-4
  • DTHY 407 Advanced Dental Hygiene Methods 2
    2
  • DTHY 451 Dental Health Education 3
    2
  • DTHY 490 Teaching Practicum
    1-3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
11
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Attend the Graduation One-Stop Shop
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend a football game

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Join an intramural team

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Sign up for an interview
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Attend a career fair

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