Pre-Dental Hygiene

Complete your foundational courses and be on your way to applying to the bachelor’s in dental hygiene program under the Pre-Dental Hygiene curriculum at Texas Woman’s.


A TWU student in a dentists office setting cleans a patients teeth.
  • Starting place to complete the prerequisite courses needed to earn a BS in Dental Hygiene at the Professional Entry-Level
  • Completion in as little as 2 years, or 57 credit hours; degree completion in as little as 4 years, or 120 credit hours*
  • High quality, affordable education and career preparation
  • Classes offered on TWU’s Denton campus

*Individual requirements may vary. Requires second-level acceptance into the professional-entry program.

Why pre-dental hygiene at TWU?

Seamless transition to a BS in Dental Hygiene

Taking your core courses at TWU also ensures you have the prerequisites needed to apply to the BS in Dental Hygiene program.

A private school education at a public school price

Part of the Texas Woman’s experience is keeping costs low and education quality high:

  • No. 2 in the state for adding value to student’s earning potential, according to The Economist Magazine
  • 4th among all Texas public universities at keeping total college costs down, according to College for All Texans

For a breakdown of cost of attendance, check out our Estimated Cost of Attendance page.

TWU Dental Hygiene alum Brooke Leenerts

I have been working for seven years as a registered dental hygienist in general dentistry, where I enjoy seeing a variety of patients. The experience I received in the clinic on campus with my instructors alongside me gave me the confidence to transition from being a student to working as a professional. I love my career, and I am so thankful for my education at TWU.

Brooke Leenerts, RDH, BSDH '12


As a full-time student, you can complete the 57 required semester credit hours in just two years with:

  • 42 credit hours of Texas core curriculum, which can be transferred from previous programs or community colleges
  • 15 credit hours of other prerequisite courses

You will complete these courses before applying to the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene program. Because of competitive admissions in the bachelor’s program, we recommend you maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher in the Pre-Dental Hygiene curriculum.

A full list of courses and requirements are available in the course catalog.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate Admission

When you apply to TWU, we will evaluate your academic achievement and preparation, as well as your standardized test scores. Admission to TWU is valid for four terms, unless you have attended another higher education institution.

Check out the links below for specific admissions information:

Questions about the admissions process? Contact the Office of Admissions Processing.

Office of Admissions
Texas Woman’s University
P.O. Box 425649
Denton, TX 76204-5649
940-898-3076 or 1-866-809-6130 ext. 3076

For more information

Admissions Coordinator


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Page last updated 11:16 AM, March 7, 2024