Education Details

Dental Hygiene
Award type: BS
Eastern Washington University

Program Details  
Program Overview for Dental Hygiene
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Eastern Washington University
Program website
Program contact
Dental Hygiene Department
(509) 828-1300 or (425) 739-8273 or (253) 912-3642 or merrij@ewu.eduor
Program description
Eastern Washington University (EWU) offers licensed dental hygienists a seamless educational opportunity to attain a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at the extended campus sites in Spokane at the Riverpoint campus, Vancouver at Clark College, Lakewood at Pierce College - Fort Steilacoom, and Kirkland at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. The baccalaureate degree in Dental Hygiene will be awarded by EWU. There is no clinical component to this program. The emphasis is on the expanded roles of the dental hygienist (i.e., researcher, manager, change agent, consumer advocate, and health promoter/educator). Participants in this flexible program will apply knowledge and skills in different settings with a variety of responsibilities. These educational opportunities will introduce students to the functional roles of the dental hygienist in diverse settings to gain a full awareness of the scope of the profession. The curriculum emphasizes self-directed learning and the use of processes and theoretical frameworks rather than retention of facts. The graduate of this program will be in an excellent position to move into entry-level managerial, research, and advocacy roles, as well as to adapt to new roles emerging in an ever-changing environment.
Financial Information
Resident - $2,457.34/quarter; $7,372.02 academic year (10-18 credits per quarter)
Tuition per credit
$245.73; The Dental Hygiene Program at Vancouveer, Kirkland and Lakewood is offered on a $220.00 per credit basis.
Mandatory fees, covering STA Transportation, Health & Wellness, Student Technology and Recreation Center, are $186.93/quarter; $560.79/academic year
Books and materials
Vary depending on course; average $1,050.00 annually
Other costs
Vary depending on course; annual fees average $150
Program Information
Length of training
4 Years
Award type
Locations offered
Clark College view map
Public transportation service: C-TRAN

Pierce College - Fort Steilacoom view map
Public transportation service: Pierce Transit

Riverpoint - Spokane view map
Public transportation service: Spokane Transit

Offered evenings/weekends
Offered onlineno
Certification/license required to work in this field
Certification/license obtained as part of training program
Certification/license test preparation provided