Bachelor of Professional Studies Dental Hygiene Completion - Public Health

The Dental Hygiene Completion Program leading to the Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) degree is designed to be responsive to the current needs of creating a new cadre of educated dental hygienists to pursue careers in public health, academia and research. The course of studies and curriculum has been designed with two available concentrations: a) Public Health; and b) Education and Research.

Graduates of other ADA-accredited dental hygiene programs may enroll in the Briarcliffe Bachelor of Professional Studies for an opportunity to gain education and skills in areas such as planning, developing, managing and evaluating community health programs; developing and evaluating epidemiologic studies and funding proposals; curriculum design and evaluation; and developing and implementing strategies for teaching. The program can help students make a smooth transition into either the Public Health or Education and Research concentration. Both concentrations include a capstone project focused on the student's field of interest. And because both concentrations are offered in a fully online format, students can work their studies around their schedule. .


Institutional Accreditation: Briarcliffe College is accredited by The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Higher Education Accreditation.

Programmatic Accreditation: The Dental Hygiene program at Briarcliffe College is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of initial accreditation.

The New York State Board of Regents also authorizes Briarcliffe to offer Diploma, Associate degree and Bachelor's degree programs.

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Bachelor of Professional Studies
Public Health†
In-depth study in areas related to public health: developing community partnerships; health and environment; global healthcare; epidemiology and biostatistics; special needs populations; palliative care; risk assessment, disease management and health interventions.

Bachelor of Professional Studies
Education and Research†
Enhance your understanding of principles of education; healthcare informatics; educational research; curriculum development and design; teaching in challenged environments; teaching methodologies and classroom technologies.

†Students must be graduates from a dental hygiene program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (CODA) in order to be admitted into this program and its concentrations.

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