Prerequisites for Dental Hygiene

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AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY

Course Requirements Hours Equivalent Courses
English (Comp I & II, one lit) 9 English 1010 & 1020, & 2030 or 2040 or 2050, etc.
General Biology w/lab 4 Biology 1110
Microbiology w/lab 4 Biology 2300
General Chemistry w/labs 8 Chemistry 1010 & 1020 or 1110 & 1120
Human Anatomy & Physiology w/labs 8 Biology 2010 & 2020
Psychology 3 Any course from the Psychology department
Sociology 3 Any course from the Sociology department
College Algebra 3 MATH 1210 or MAT 1710
Speech 3 COMM 1010
Nutrition 3 HHP 1210
Medical Terminology 1 RLTN 2050
Electives 11 Electives*
TOTAL 60  

* Recommended: Upper level Biology, Spanish, Computer Literacy, additional courses in Psychology or Sociology

BELMONT UNIVERSITY

Course Requirements Hours Equivalent Courses
English (Comp I & II, one lit) 9 ENG 1010 and ENG 3010 and any ENL
General Biology w/lab 4 BIO 1110
Microbiology w/lab 4 BIO 2120
General Chemistry w/labs 8 CEM 1610 & 1620
Human Anatomy & Physiology w/labs 8 BIO 2230 & 2240
Psychology 3 Any course from the Psychology department
Sociology 3 Any course from the Sociology department
College Algebra 3 MTH 1110
Speech 3 COM 1110
Nutrition 3 NTR 2230
Medical Terminology 1 BIO 2110
Electives 11 Electives*
TOTAL 60  

* Recommended: Intro to Computer, Spanish, upper level Biology, additional courses in Psychology or Sociology

CARSON-NEWMAN COLLEGE

Course Requirements Hours Equivalent Courses
English (Comp I & II, one lit) 9 ENG 101 & ENG 201 and any ENG literature
General Biology w/lab 4 BIOL 105
Microbiology w/lab 4 BIOL 316
General Chemistry w/labs 8 CHEM 103 & 104
Human Anatomy & Physiology w/labs 8 BIOL 207 & 208
Psychology 3 Any course from the Psychology department
Sociology 3 Any course from the Sociology department
College Algebra 3 MATH 125
Speech 3 COMM 135
Nutrition 3 FN210
Medical Terminology 2 BIOL 305
Electives 10 Electives*
TOTAL 60  

* Recommended: Upper level biology courses, Spanish, additional courses in Psychology and SociologyComputer Literacy

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY

Course Requirements Hours Equivalent Courses
English (Comp I & II, one lit) 9 ENG 111, 112, and any ENG literature
General Biology w/lab 4 BIOL 111/111L or BIOL 112/112L
Microbiology w/lab 4 BIOL 321/321L
General Chemistry w/labs 8 CHEM 113/113L
CHEM 114/114L
Human Anatomy & Physiology w/labs 8 BIOL 217/217L
BIOL 218/218L
Psychology 3 Any course from the Psychology department
Sociology 3 Any course from the Sociology department
College Algebra 3 MATH 103
Speech 3 SPCH 125
Nutrition 3 BIOL 236
Medical Terminology 2 BIOL 213
Electives 10 Electives*
TOTAL 60  

* Recommended: BIOL 112/112L, Spanish, additional courses in Psychology or Sociology and Computer Literacy

COLUMBIA STATE CC

Course Requirements Hours Equivalent Courses
English (Comp I & II, one lit) 9 ENGL 1010, 1020, and any ENGL literature
General Biology w/lab 4 BIOL 1110
General Chemistry w/labs 8 CHEM 1110 & 1120
Microbiology w/lab 4 BIOL 2230
Human Anatomy & Physiology w/labs 8 BIOL 2010 & 2020
Psychology 3 Any course from the Psychology department
Sociology 3 Any course from the Sociology department
College Algebra 3 MATH 1130
Speech 3 SPCH 1010 or COMM 2100
Nutrition 3 HED 241
Medical Terminology 3 ADMN 1306
Electives 9 Electives*
TOTAL 60  

* Recommended: BIOL 1120, Spanish, additional courses in Psychology or Sociology and Computer Literacy

DYERSBURG STATE CC

Course Requirements Hours Equivalent Courses
English (Comp I & II, one lit) 9 ENGL 1010 & 1020 and one of the following: 2110, 2210, 2310, 2530
General Biology w/lab 4 BIOL 1110
Microbiology w/lab 4 BIOL 2230
General Chemistry w/labs 8 CHEM 1110 & 1120
Human Anatomy & Physiology w/labs 8 BIOL 2010 & 2020
Psychology 3 Any course from the Psychology department
Sociology 3 Any course from the Sociology department
College Algebra 3 MATH 1710
Speech 3 SPCH 1010
Nutrition 3 HPED 220
Medical Terminology 3 HIT 1010
Electives 9 Electives*
TOTAL 60  

* Recommended: BIO 1120, SPAN 1010, additional courses in Psychology or Sociology and Computer Literacy

FREED-HARDEMAN UNIVERSITY

Course Requirements Hours Equivalent Courses
English (Comp I & II, one lit) 9 ENG 101, 102,and one of the following: 225,235,245 or 246
General Biology w/lab 4 BIO 112
Microbiology w/lab 4 BIO 215
General Chemistry w/labs 8 CHE 121/121L & 122/122L
Human Anatomy & Physiology w/labs 8 BIO 211 & 212
Psychology 3 Any course from the Psychology department
Sociology 3 Any course from the Sociology department
College Algebra 3 MAT 101
Speech 3 COM 140 or 240
Nutrition 3 FCS 121
Medical Terminology 1 BIO 115
Electives 11 Electives*
TOTAL 60  

* Recommended: BIO 112, Spanish, additional courses in Psychology or Sociology and Computer Literacy

JACKSON STATE CC

Course Requirements Hours Equivalent Courses
English (Comp I & II, one lit) 9 ENG 1010 and 1020, and 2310 or 2210
General Biology w/lab 4 BIO 1110
Microbiology w/lab 4 BIO 2230
General Chemistry w/labs 8 CHE 1110 & 1120
Human Anatomy & Physiology w/labs 8 BIO 2010 & 2020
Psychology 3 Any course from the Psychology department
Sociology 3 Any course from the Sociology department
College Algebra 3 MAT 140
Speech 3 SPCH 1010
Nutrition 3 HEC 231
Medical Terminology 3 HSC 111
Electives 9 Electives*
TOTAL 60  

* Recommended: BIO 1120, Spanish, additional courses in Psychology or Sociology and Computer Literacy

LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY

Course Requirements Hours Equivalent Courses
English (Comp I & II, one lit) 9 EN 1113, 1313, and any EN literature
General Biology w/lab 4 BY 1134
Microbiology w/lab 4 BY 2424
General Chemistry w/labs 8 CM 1113/1211 lab & 1123/1221 lab OR
CM 1024 and CM 1034
Human Anatomy & Physiology w/labs 8 BY 2434 & 2444
Psychology 3 Any course from the Psychology department
Sociology 3 Any course from the Sociology department
College Algebra 3 MA 1113 College Algebra
Speech 3 CO 1003
Nutrition 3 NUTR 2613
Medical Terminology 1 BY 2321
Electives 11 Electives*
TOTAL 60  

* Recommended: BY 1144, Spanish, additional courses in Psychology or Sociology and Computer Literacy

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY

Course Requirements Hours Equivalent Courses
English (Comp I & II, one lit) 9 ENGL 1010, 1020, & any ENGL literature
General Biology w/lab 4 BIOL 1110
Microbiology w/lab 3 BIOL 2100
General Chemistry w/labs 8 CHEM 1010/1011L & 1020/1021L or
CHEM 1110/1111L & 1120 & 1121L
Human Anatomy & Physiology w/labs 8 BIOL 2010 & 2020
Psychology 3 Any course from the Psychology department
Sociology 3 Any course from the Sociology department
College Algebra 3 MATH 1710
Speech 3 COMM 2200
Nutrition 3 NFS 1240
Medical Terminology 3 HUM 2130
Electives 10 Electives*
TOTAL 60  

* Recommended: BIOL 1120, Spanish, additional courses in Psychology or Sociology and Computer Literacy

NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI CC

Course Requirements Hours Equivalent Courses
English (Comp I & II, one lit) 9 ENG 1113, 1123 and one of the following: 2223, 2323, 2513, 2423, 2613
General Biology  w/lab 4 BIO 2414/2410 or BIO 1133/1131
Microbiology w/lab 4 BIO 2921/2923
General Chemistry w/labs 8 CHE 1213/1211 & 1223/1221
OR 1313/1311 & 1323/1321
Human Anatomy & Physiology w/labs 8 BIO 2511/2513 & 2521/2523
Psychology 3 Any course from the Psychology department
Sociology 3 Any course from the Sociology department
College Algebra 3 MAT 1313
Speech 3 SPT 1113
Nutrition 3 FCS 1253
Medical Terminology 3 BOT 1613
Electives 9 Electives*
TOTAL 60  

* Recommended: Biology, Spanish, additional courses in Psychology or Sociology and Computer Literacy

PELLISSIPPI STATE TECH CC

Course Requirements Hours Equivalent Courses
English (Comp I & II, one lit) 9 ENGL 1010, and 1020, and any ENGL literature
General Biology w/lab 4 BIOL 1110
Microbiology w/lab 4 BIOL 2230
General Chemistry w/labs 8 CHEM 1010 & 1020 or
CHEM 1110 & 1120
Human Anatomy & Physiology w/labs 8 BIOL 2010 & 2020
Psychology 3 Any course from the Psychology department
Sociology 3 Any course from the Sociology department
College Algebra 3 MATH 1130
Speech 3 SPH 2100
Nutrition 3 BIOL 2400
Medical Terminology 3 ADMN 1306
Electives 9 Electives*
TOTAL 60  

* Recommended: BIOL 1120, SPAN 1010, additional courses in Psychology or Sociology and Computer Literacy

SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE CC

Course Requirements Hours Equivalent Courses
English (Comp I & II, one lit) 9 ENGL 1010, and 1020, and any ENGL literature
General Biology w/lab 4 BIOL 1110
Microbiology w/lab 4 BIOL 1230 or BIOL 2230
General Chemistry w/labs 8 CHEM 1010 & 1020 or
CHEM 1110 & 1120
Human Anatomy & Physiology w/labs 8 BIOL 2010 & 2020
Psychology 3 Any course from the Psychology department
Sociology 3 Any course from the Sociology department
College Algebra 3 MATH 1130 College Algebra
Speech 3 SPCH 1010
Nutrition 3 DIET 1310
Medical Terminology 3 HIT 1010
Electives 9 Electives*
TOTAL 60  

* Suggested: BIOL 1120, Spanish, additional courses in Psychology or Sociology and Computer Literacy

TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

Course Requirements Hours Equivalent Courses
English (Comp I & II, one lit) 9 ENGL 1010, and 1020, and any ENGL literature
General Biology/Zoology 4 BIOL 1105 or BIO 1114
Microbiology 4 BIOL 3230
General Chemistry 8 CHEM 1010 & 1020 or
CHEM 1110 & 1120
Human Anatomy & Physiology 8 BIOL 2010 & 2020
Psychology 3 PSY 2010
Sociology 3 SOC 1010
College Algebra 3 MATH 1130 College Algebra
Speech 3 SPCH 2410
Nutrition 3 HEC 2020
Medical Terminology 3 HIT 1010
Electives 9 Electives*
TOTAL 60  

* Recommended: BIOL 1120, Spanish, additional courses in Psychology or Sociology and Computer Literacy

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS

Course Requirements Hours Equivalent Courses
English (Comp I & II, one lit) 9 ENGL 1010, and 1020, and any ENGL literature
General Biology 4 BIOL 1110/1111 lab
Microbiology 4 BIOL 1230/1231 lab
General Chemistry 8 CHEM* 1110/1111 lab & 1120/1121 lab
or CHEM 1010/1011 & 1020/1021
Human Anatomy & Physiology 8 BIOL 2010/2011 lab
BIOL 2020/2021 lab
Psychology 3 Any course from the Psychology department
Sociology 3 Any course from the Sociology department
College Algebra 3 MATH 1710
Speech 3 COMM 2381
Nutrition 3 NUTR 2202
Medical Terminology 3 CLAS 3021
Electives 9 Electives**
TOTAL 60  

*   CHEM 1110/1111 is a prerequisite for BIOL 1110/1111; however a combination of CHEM 1010/1011 AND CHEM 1020/1021 may be substituted if permission is given by the U of M pre-professional advisor.

** Recommended: BIOL 1120/1121, Spanish, additional courses in Psychology or Sociology and Computer Literacy

UNION UNIVERSITY

Course Requirements Hours Equivalent Courses
English (Comp I & II, one lit) 9 ENG 111, 112 and one of the following: 201 or 202
General Biology 4 BIO 112
Microbiology 4 BIO 211
General Chemistry 8 CHE 111 & 112
Human Anatomy & Physiology 8 BIO 221 & 222
Psychology 3 Any course from the Psychology department
Sociology 3 Any course from the Sociology department
College Algebra 3 MAT 111
Medical Terminology 2 PEWS 170
Speech 3 COM 112
Nutrition 3 PEWS 113
Electives 10 Electives*
TOTAL 60  

* Recommended: Biology, Spanish, additional courses in Psychology or Sociology and Computer Literacy

UT-CHATTANOOGA

Course Requirements Hours Equivalent Courses
English (Comp I & II, one lit) 9 English 1010, 1020 and any literature
General Biology 4 Biology 1110
Microbiology 4 Biology 2100 or 3110
General Chemistry 8 Chemistry 1010 & 1020 OR
Chemistry 1110/1110L & 1120/1120L
Human Anatomy & Physiology 8 Biology 1910/1910L & 2080/2080L
Psychology 3 Any course from the Psychology department
Sociology 3 Any course from the Sociology department
College Algebra 3 MAT 0131
Medical Terminology 3 RESC 3020
Speech 3 THSP 1090
Nutrition 3 HHP 1350
Electives 9 Electives*
TOTAL 60  

* Recommended: Biology 1120, Spanish, additional courses in Psychology or Sociology and Computer Literacy

UT-KNOXVILLE

Course Requirements Hours Equivalent Courses
English (Comp I & II, one lit) 9 ENGLISH 101, 102 and any literature
General Biology 4 BIOLOGY 150/159
Microbiology 4 MBIO 210
General Chemistry 8 CHEMISTRY 100 & 110 or
CHEMISTRY 120 & 130
Human Anatomy & Physiology 8 BCMB 230 & EEB 240
Psychology 3 Any course from the Psychology department
Sociology 3 Any course from the Sociology department
College Algebra 3 MATH 119
Medical Terminology 3 CLAS UD
Speech 3 CMST 210
Nutrition 3 NTR 100
Electives 9 Electives*
TOTAL 60  

Note:  Students taking MBIO 210 (3 hrs.) will need 10 hours in electives, i.e., 1 additional hour.

* Recommended: Anthropology 459-Selected Topics in Anthropology – Oral, Biology, Spanish and Computer Literacy

UT-MARTIN

Course Requirements Hours Equivalent Courses
English (Comp I & II, one lit) 9 ENGL 111, 112 and one of the following 250, 251, 260, 261, 270 or 271
General Biology 4 BIOL 140
Microbiology 4 MBIO 251
General Chemistry 8 CHEM 121 & 122
Human Anatomy & Physiology 8 ZOOL 251 & 352
Psychology 3 Any course from the Psychology department
Sociology 3 Any course from the Sociology department
College Algebra 3 MATH 140
Medical Terminology 2 BIOL 300
Speech 3 COMM 230
Nutrition 3 NUTR 100
Electives 10 Electives*
Total 60

* Recommended: BIOL 130, Spanish, additional courses in Psychology or Sociology and Computer Literacy

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