Dual-Enrollment Dental Hygiene - Online

Through TWU’s unique dual-enrollment program, earn your Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene while enrolled in a partnering Associate of Applied Science program.

Program Features

A TWU professor assists a student with taking teeth X-rays with a patient in a dentists office setting.
  • Available only to students accepted into a partnering community college’s dental hygiene program
  • Dual-enroll at TWU and your community college
  • 120 credit hours, 30 at TWU
  • TWU courses 100% online
  • High quality, affordable education and career preparation
  • Small classes with accessible, knowledgeable and supportive faculty

Partnerships with community colleges across the state

Texas Woman’s currently partners with four community colleges across the state to bring our accredited Bachelor of Science program to your community. Check out the partnering school curriculum agreements for more details:

Other community college agreements are in process. Check back for updates.

Career Opportunities

A bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene opens career paths including:

Salary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

You also have the option of continuing your education and boosting your future earning potential with a graduate degree in Health Studies with a Dental Hygiene focus.

*Job outlook for 2016-26 rated as much faster than average.
**Job outlook for 2016-26 rated as faster than average.

Program Requirements

As a full-time student, you can complete the 120 required semester credit hours in just two years with:

  • 30 credit hours minimum from TWU
  • 36 hours of upper-division courses (some dental hygiene courses taken through your AAS program may count toward this requirement)

You must finish your associate's degree dental hygiene program to be allowed to continue in the dual-enrollment program.

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Admission

Undergraduate admission to Texas Woman’s University is based on a number of criteria including academic achievement, academic preparation and standardized test scores. An offer of admission from TWU is valid for four terms, if the applicant has not attended another institution of higher education. If students do not attend TWU within four terms, they must reapply, pay the application fee, and submit the appropriate credentials. Applicants who would like to make changes to an application should contact the Office of Admissions Processing or complete the Application Change form. For specific undergraduate admission requirements, please refer to the links below.

Contact Information

Office of Admissions Processing
Texas Woman’s University
P. O. Box 425649
Denton, TX 76204-5649
e-mail: oap@twu.edu
phone: 940-TWU-3076 or 1-866-809-6130; ext. 3076


Admission to the Dual-Enrollment Dental Hygiene Program (Online)


  • Acceptance into a partnering community college’s dental hygiene program.
  • Completion of English Composition I and II.

How to Apply

For questions contact

Amy Teague, RDH, MS
Associate Clinical Professor
Dual-Enrollment Advisor
MCL 911H

Penny Tomlinson
Admissions Coordinator
MCL 830

Apply Today

Page last updated 4:17 PM, June 14, 2019