Last updated on September 15, 2023.

U Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

Program Size
Program Length
12-18 months
Application Deadline
December 31, 2023
Program Start
July 1, 2024

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. 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

For program prerequisites & more visit:

Quotes from graduates:

"I chose this program because I needed flexibility while working a full-time job and raising my son. I needed a program that was 100% online. UT Health exceeded my expectations for an online education program.  I received an amazing education from the UT faculty and graduated in the audacious class of 2021!!! If you are looking for a wonderful and exceptional BSDH program- look no further, UT Health is YOUR school!"

Kara Robinson, RDH, BSDH

Assistant Professor/Clinical

Class of 2021 

“I chose this program because of it’s convenient, flexible delivery method and goal-focused degree plan. My dream was to teach, and I was able to select classes that afforded me the opportunity to gain hands-on teaching and administration experience. I also took courses in leadership, writing, public health, and aging, which successfully prepared and motivated me to pursue a master’s degree”

 Rebekah Sculley, RDH, MS

Assistant Professor/Dental Hygiene

Class of 2015

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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, 2023
Program Start Date July 1, 2024
Credit Hours Required to Graduate 30 semester credit hours
Supplemental Application No
Supplemental Fee Yes
Accepts International Students No
Supports Student Visa No
Program Website

Application Requirements

Required Standardized Tests

Supplemental Requirements

  • Requires supplemental fee

Prerequisite Instructions

Completition of all dental hygiene school prerequisites with at least a C (GPA 2.7)

Must be a licensed dental hygienist that graduated from a CODA accredited dental hygiene program.




Letters of Evaluation Instructions

2 Letters of Recommendation are required.

Other Requirement Instructions

Please see our web-site for additional requirement instructions.  A one day in-person orientation is required at the start of the program.