Dental hygienists typically need an associate's degree in dental hygiene. Bachelor's and master's degree programs in dental hygiene also are available, but are less common. For example, Texas A&M University has the Caruth School of Dental Hygiene. Their undergraduate Bachelor of Science program typically takes 60 semester hours, or two years of study, to complete. Upon completion of the degree, students may sit for the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination and clinical examination for licensure, or they may continue on to Master’s studies in Dental Hygiene, Public Health, Education, or Health Administration also available at Texas A&M. There are several colleges that offer a degree in Dental Hygiene. Make sure you check out local technical schools as well. Most definitely compare cost and time frame to complete the program to choose what best fits your needs and budget. I hope this helps.