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Dental Hygiene Articulation Agreement and Transfer Guide for Macomb Community College

Ferris Program: Dental Hygiene
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
Ferris College: College of Health Professions
Transfer School: Macomb Community College
Consortium Eligible: Yes
Articulation Agreement: Yes
Total Credits Required: 121-122
Catalog Year: 2023-2024
The effective dates for this articulation agreement are May 1, 2023 - May 1, 2026.

General Education Requirements

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39-40 Credits Required

Students are encouraged to work with an advisor to select appropriate general education courses. Diversity Competency - 2 Courses Required. If not met by courses taken for Culture, Self and Society, or MTA, a student must meet the following: 1 course with the Global Diversity attribute and 1 course with the U.S. Diversity attribute.

Visit the Ferris State general education page for more information.

  •  Communication Competency
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    COMM 105 or COMM 121 or COMM 221 Interpersonal Communication or Fundamentals of Public Speaking or Small Group Decision Making 3 SPCH 2100 or
    SPCH 1060 or
    SPCH 1200
    ENGL 150 English 1 3 ENGL 1180 or
    ENGL 1210
    ENGL 250 English 2 3 ENGL 1190 or
    ENGL 1220
    ENGL 321 or
    ENGL 325
    Advanced Composition or Advanced Business Writing 3 No Equivalent
  •  Quantitative Literacy
    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    MATH 115 or MATH 116 or MATH 117 Intermediate Algebra or Intermediate Algebra and Numerical Trigonometry or Contemporary Mathematics 3 or 4 or 4 MATH 1050 or MATH 1050x or No Equivalent or MATH 1100 or MATH 1100x
  •  Natural Sciences Competency

    Two courses are required with a minimum of 6 credits: must have at least one lab course. BIOL 108, 251, 252, CHEM 114, or acceptable equivalents from associate degree. Include another course with a lab from accredited Dental Hygiene program.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    BIOL 108 or 
    BIOL 251 and 
    BIOL 252 or
    CHEM 114
    Medical Microbiology or Human Anatomy and 
    Human Physiology or
    Introduction to General Chemistry
    3 or 6 or 4 BIOL 2730 or
    BIOL 2710
    Varies Natural Sciences Electives (Consult Advisor) 3 Varies
  •  Cultural Competency

    Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines and have at least one at FSU 200 level or higher course. PHIL 320 is recommended.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    Varies Culture Electives (Consult Advisor) 9 Varies
  •  Self and Society Competency

    Three courses are required with a minimum of 9 credits: must be from two different disciplines and have at least one at FSU 200 level or higher course, and at least one Self and Society Foundation course.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    SOCY 121 Introductory Sociology 3 SOCY 1010
    PSYC 150 Introduction to Psychology 3 PSYC 1010
    Varies Self and Society Elective (Consult Advisor) 3 Varies

College Requirements

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82 Credits Required

 
  •  College of Health Professions (COHP) Core Curriculum

    11 Credits Required. COHP 100, 101, and 102 can be met with Dental Hygiene (DH) license.

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    COHP 100 Orientation to Medical Vocabulary 1 HHSC 1700
    COHP 101 The United States Health Care System 3 No Equivalent
    COHP 102 Safety Issues in Health Care 1 No Equivalent
    COHP 350 (sub MATH 251) Statistics in Health Care 3 MATH 1340
    COHP 450 Evidence-Based Health Care 3 No Equivalent
  •  Major Courses

    71 Credits Required. An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Dental Hygiene is required and satisfies 40 of the 71 credits required. Admission also requires valid Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) or Licensed Dental Hygienist (LDH) license and a minimum 2.50 GPA (on a 4.00 scale).

    Ferris Course Ferris Course Title Ferris Credit Hours Transfer Course
    DHYG AAS Associate in Dental Hygiene 40 Dental Hygiene, AAS
    DHYG 300 Dental Hygiene Role Transition 3 No Equivalent
    DHYG 315 Health Promotion and Wellness 3 No Equivalent
    COHP 317 Public Health Organizations 2 No Equivalent
    DHYG 320 Dental Hygiene Informatics 4 No Equivalent
    MKTG 321 Principles of Marketing 3 MKTG1010
    DHYG 330 Instructional Role of the Dental Hygienist 3 No Equivalent
    DHYG 400 Community Program Assessment and Planning 4 No Equivalent
    DHYG 415 Gerontology in Dental Hygiene 3 No Equivalent
    DHYG 491 Dental Hygiene Practicum 3 No Equivalent
    DHYG 499 Dental Hygiene Capstone 3 No Equivalent

Program Contact Information

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College of Health Professions
Department of Diagnostic, Laboratory and Therapeutic Sciences
(231) 591-2270
[email protected]

Ferris Statewide - Macomb Community College
(586) 445-7150
[email protected]

Ferris Online
(231) 591-2340
[email protected]

Admission Requirements

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New Student Admission Requirements

  • Must have completed or be in the final academic year of an associate degree in an accredited Dental Hygiene program from an accredited college or university.
  • 2.50 College GPA (on a 4.00 scale)

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

  • Combined college or university GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended.
  • Students must have previously earned or be in the final academic year of an associate degree in a dental hygiene program from an accredited college or university.
  • Transfer equivalency for Ferris State University’s ENGL 150 or placement during the first semester at Ferris State University which would require an English ACT score of 16 or higher; or ERW SAT score of 450 or higher; or English Accuplacer score of 6 or higher.
  • Transfer equivalency for Ferris State University’s MATH 115 or placement during the first semester at Ferris State University which would require a Math ACT score of 19 or higher; Math SAT of 500 or higher; or Math Accuplacer scores: Elementary Algebra score 75 or higher and College Level Math 0 to 49.

More Information

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Select courses may be delivered online and/or in a mixed delivery format (i.e. a mix of online and face-to-face instruction at the Ferris Main Campus or at a statewide location).

To fulfill the residency requirement for a bachelor’s degree a student must earn a minimum of 30 credits from Ferris State University.

Steps to Apply

  • Complete your free application.
  • Submit official transcripts
    • Submit official transcripts from every school attended to [email protected]
    • Or mail to:
      Ferris State University Admissions Office
      1201 S. State St., CSS 201
      Big Rapids, MI 49307
  • Submit test scores (if required)
    • ACT Scores; go to the ACT website - Ferris State University School Code: 1994
    • SAT, CLEP and AP Sores; go to the College Board website - Ferris State University School Code: 1222

Advising Notes

It is recommended that potential applicants meet with an advisor to review the degree, course schedule, transfer policies and have any questions answered prior to completing an application. Ferris accepts transfer courses in which the student earned a letter grade of "C" or better. Additional policies such as the Ferris Sunset and Residency Requirement should be discussed with a Ferris advisor. Students who are completing the MTA may have different general education course requirements for the particular degree selected.

Meeting with a Ferris advisor prior to the selection of general education or elective coursework may reduce the chance of completing a course that will not apply toward the selected degree. Students must work with their Ferris advisor to declare a Minor or Concentration and for the selection of Directed Electives.

Once admitted, students are required to complete an orientation and should continue to meet with an advisor as they work toward graduation.

To schedule an appointment or for additional transfer resources and policies see our Transfer Resource page.

*Indicates an approved Ferris course substitution

Reverse Transfer Agreement

Ferris has reverse transfer agreements with several Michigan Community Colleges. Under such agreement, Ferris will provide your official University transcript to a partner school you have attended, so that they may grant you an associate or bachelor's degree upon completion of sufficient and appropriate credit hours from both institutions. In turn, the degree-granting institution will provide Ferris with an updated transcript reflecting the newly earned credential.

Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

Ferris participates in the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA). This agreement will facilitate the transfer of general education requirements from one Michigan institution to another. Students may complete the MTA as part of a degree program or as a stand-alone package. The MTA consists of a minimum of 30 general education credit hours as identified by the college or university.

Students transferring to Ferris with the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) and entering a degree program will have met a 30-hour block of lower-level general education courses. However, this does not exempt students from completing program-specific prerequisites or higher-level general education course requirements. Students should contact their advisor regarding classes that meet the MTA.

Transfer Equivalencies Tools

The transfer equivalencies link is located in the Transfer Resources section at transfer.ferris.edu.

Disclaimer

Transfer guides are not intended to be a contract with Ferris. The information in this guide is subject to change and is aligned with the catalog year listed above. Students should contact their community college and/or Ferris to keep informed of changes. Students' final responsibility for verifying all transfer information lies with the student. Please refer to the Ferris catalog for the most current curriculum.

Partners may contact the Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships with questions or updates at [email protected].