The Faculty of Dentistry is not accepting applications to the Degree Completion Category 2 Option until further notice. The following is for archival information.

Successful applicants are admitted to the 3rd year of the Dental Hygiene Degree program via Category 2 of the Degree Completion Option and must complete the following courses through full or part-time study:

Third and Fourth Year (62 credits)

DHYG 400 Current Issues in Oral Health Servicesicon_computer 6 credits
DHYG 401 Oral Epidemiologyicon_computer 6 credits
DHYG 402 Dental Hygiene Practice Iicon_computer 6 credits
DHYG 405 Oral Microbiology and Immunologyicon_computer 3 credits
DHYG 412 Oral Health Care Trends and Topicsicon_computer 6 credits
DHYG 433 Assessment and Treatment Planning for Advanced Periodontal Diseasesicon_computer 3 credits
DHYG 435 Oral Medicine & Pathologyicon_computer 3 credits
DHYG 461 Literature Review Iicon_computericon_classroom 4 credits
DHYG 462 Literature Review IIicon_computericon_classroom 4 credits
ENGL 301 Technical Writingicon_computer 3 credits
PHIL 333/433 Biomedical Ethics 3 credits
Electives1 15 credits

Courses with a “icon_computer” denote courses that are offered jointly in an online, distance education format by the Faculty of Dentistry and the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT). Courses with a “icon_classroom” denote classroom based courses.


1Elective courses must be UBC courses (transfer credit is not permitted) and may be taken in areas of interest such as: health promotion, residential care, geriatrics, community health, adult education, health care ethics, inter-professional education, behavioural sciences, economics, etc. It is possible to choose suitable online elective courses or classroom-based courses.

Download a list of examples of suitable elective courses (PDF)