Last updated on October 24, 2022.

U Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

Program Size
Program Length
12-18 months
Application Deadline
December 31, 2022
Program Start
July 1, 2023

Program Contact

Carol Nguyen Associate Professor

UT Health San Antonio

Periodontics/Dental Hygiene, MC 7904

7703 Floyd Curl 

Attn:  Martha Browning

San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900

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If you are a licensed dental hygienist and would like to continue your education towards a baccalaureate degree, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has designed a flexible program.  The on-line course delivery is convenient for many who wish to continue living and working in their home town.  The BS Degree Completion Program includes upper-division elective courses that allow the student educational opportunities in teaching and community service learning. 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the field of dental hygiene is expected to grow faster than that of many other professions in the coming years. When you receive your bachelor degree, you will be in a position to advance in your career or seek a challenging new position within a wide range of options. Opportunities for graduates include dental management, teaching, marketing, sales, research, and can include positions with:

  • Colleges and universities
  • Hospitals with dental programs
  • Public health agencies
  • Insurance companies
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Corporations


Quotes from graduates:

“I searched every BS completion program in Texas and found UT Health San Antonio to have the most supporting, encouraging and friendly faculty. I never thought that after 34 years of private practice, I could still learn so much about dental hygiene, but I did! UT Health San Antonio launched me into a teaching career and a recent enrollment into a master’s of education program.”  Kathy Colston


Amy Lehmann, RDH, BSDH, Faculty at Wharton Junior Community College “ I chose this program because it has always had such an excellent academic reputation as well as being open to accepting students who began their career at another institution. I was able to attain my degree while juggling all the tasks of everyday life — home, family and working full time — and to finally pursue my lifelong dream of teaching.”

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Program Information

Program Type Degree Completion
Teaching Method Online
Degree Awarded Bachelor
Program Size 12
Program Length 12-18 months
Application Deadline December 31, 2022
Program Start Date July 1, 2023
Credit Hours Required to Graduate 30 semester credit hours
Supplemental Application No
Supplemental Fee No
Accepts International Students No
Supports Student Visa No
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Application Requirements

Required Standardized Tests

No standardized tests are required for this program.

Letters of Evaluations Instructions

2 Letters of Recommendation