The Degree of Bachelor of Science with a Comprehensive Major in Health Sciences

This degree provides health professionals an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree. This degree is not intended to replace a bachelor’s degree in a specific health profession; therefore, consultation with the Records Office and the Health Professions Office at Chadron State College regarding the appropriateness of this degree for each student is important.

To be eligible for this degree, each student must have successfully completed one or more of the following in an appropriately accredited professional program:

  1. A student with eighteen months or more of professional education in a field not listed above may earn this degree by requesting specific permission and approval of the Registrar and the Health Professions Office. Chadron State College will determine the appropriate application of credits for each professional program listed by each applicant.
  2. The professional program(s) attended must require a high school diploma or equivalent as an entrance requirement and have at least 25% of the training program as academic work in the classroom. The remaining 75% can be clinical training. The professional program should also be at the upper division or graduate level, and not concurrently offer a baccalaureate degree. The student is responsible for proving these conditions exist.
  3. To earn this degree the student must complete
    • at least 30 course credits of Chadron State College credit before or after the professional program of studies,
    • the comprehensive major as subsequently described,
    • 40 upper division course credits,
    • 120 college course credits, and
    • the Essential Studies requirements as subsequently listed.
    • Should the professional program component not total 30 course credits the student must earn additional Chadron State College credits at the upper division level to meet the 120 total credit minimum.

Admission requirements to a professional program and thus graduation requirements may change between the date a catalog is published and the date a student may expect to be graduated. Therefore, each student must consult with the Health Professions Office/Advisor and the Records Office at CSC as well as the professional school(s) of their choice at least once each calendar year for the latest requirements.

Each student must complete the core requirements, one option, and listed additional specified courses. Transfer students with an Associate’s Degree can petition the Health Professions Advisory Board to waive the essential studies course requirements. The application can be obtained from the Health Professions Director.

Essential Studies
Core Requirements
Select one of the following:4
COMPARATIVE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
and COMPARATIVE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY 1
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
and GROSS HUMAN ANATOMY LABORATORY 1
HUMAN ANATOMY
and GROSS HUMAN ANATOMY LABORATORY 1
Select one of the following options:4-8
Option 1
COLLEGE CHEMISTRY I
and COLLEGE CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY 2,3
COLLEGE CHEMISTRY II
and COLLEGE CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY 2,3
Option 2
SURVEY OF CHEMISTRY
and SURVEY OF CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 2,3
CHEM 231
231L
SURVEY OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
and SURVEY OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 3,4
4
CHEM 335
335L
BIOCHEMISTRY
and BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY 3,4
4
Select one of the following options:

General Health Care Option

The General Health Care Option of the Health Sciences Degree is available only to students pursuing a career choice for which an option is not described. The selected professional program must meet the standards as listed in the beginning information for the Health Sciences Degree. The elective courses for this option will be selected by the student and the student’s advisor at Chadron State College, reviewed by the Health Professions Director and the Department Chair of the Physical and Life Sciences Department, and approved by the Dean of Curriculum, Assessment and Accreditation. The Program courses selected for this option must total 18-22 course credits. The courses selected will typically be in the science and mathematics areas but can be from other disciplines if it best serves the needs of the student. The program form is available from the Health Professions Office. The completed degree plan must be filed with the Record's Office, the Health Professions Office, and the student's advisor.

Core Requirements16-20
BIOL 138
138L
GENERAL BIOLOGY: BOTANY
and GENERAL BIOLOGY: BOTANY LABORATORY
4
BIOL 139
139L
GENERAL BIOLOGY: ZOOLOGY
and GENERAL BIOLOGY: ZOOLOGY LABORATORY
4
BIOL 499BIOLOGY CAPSTONE3
Program Electives (see above paragraph)18-22
Other Prerequisite Courses 5
ENG 136TOPICS IN WRITING3
or ENG 137 TECHNICAL WRITING
PSYC 131INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES3
Total Credits51-59

Essential Studies Courses

Outcome 1
FYI 169 FIRST-YEAR INQUIRY
Select one 6 course credit or two 3 course credits6
Outcome 2
ENG 135RHETORIC AND WRITING3
Outcome 3
Select one course3
Outcome 4
MATH 232APPLIED STATISTICS3
Outcome 6 (Covered in the core)
Outcome 7
Select one course3
Outcome 8
Select one course3
Outcome 10 or 11
Select one course3
Total Credits24
  • Minimum course credits through CSC - 90 credits
  • Minimum course credits from professional program – Upper Division/Graduate Course Credits - 30 credits
  • Minimum total - 120 credits

Pre-Chiropractic Medicine Option

Students must complete the core requirements as well as the courses listed below; and one year of an appropriately accredited professional program in Chiropractic Medicine.

Professional Program Prerequisites6

Core Requirements24
BIOL 138
138L
GENERAL BIOLOGY: BOTANY
and GENERAL BIOLOGY: BOTANY LABORATORY
4
BIOL 139
139L
GENERAL BIOLOGY: ZOOLOGY
and GENERAL BIOLOGY: ZOOLOGY LABORATORY
4
ENG 136TOPICS IN WRITING3
or ENG 137 TECHNICAL WRITING
PHYS 151
151L
COLLEGE PHYSICS I
and COLLEGE PHYSICS I LABORATORY
4
PHYS 152
152L
COLLEGE PHYSICS II
and COLLEGE PHYS II LABORATORY
4
MATH 135PRE-CALCULUS MATHEMATICS3
BIOL 332
332L
GENETICS
and GENETICS LABORATORY
4
BIOL 342
342L
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
and HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY
4
BIOL 499BIOLOGY CAPSTONE3
PSYC 131INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES3
PSYC 243ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY3
Electives3
Total Credits66

Essential Studies Courses

Outcome 1
FYI 169FIRST-YEAR INQUIRY
Select one 6 course credit or two 3 course credits6
Outcome 2
ENG 135RHETORIC AND WRITING3
Outcome 3
CA 125FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION3
Outcome 4
MATH 232APPLIED STATISTICS3
Outcome 6 (Covered in the core)
Outcome 7
Select one course3
Outcome 8
Select one course3
Outcome 10 or 11
Select one course3
Total Credits24
  • Minimum course credits through CSC - 90 credits
  • One year of a professional program in Chiropractic Medicine – Upper Division/Graduate Course Credits - 30 credits
  • Minimum total - 120 credits

Pre-Optometry Option

Students must complete the core requirements as well as the courses listed below; and one year of an appropriately accredited professional program in Optometry.

Professional Program Prerequisites7

Core Requirements16
BIOL 138
138L
GENERAL BIOLOGY: BOTANY
and GENERAL BIOLOGY: BOTANY LABORATORY
4
BIOL 139
139L
GENERAL BIOLOGY: ZOOLOGY
and GENERAL BIOLOGY: ZOOLOGY LABORATORY
4
ENG 136TOPICS IN WRITING3
or ENG 137 TECHNICAL WRITING
PHYS 151
151L
COLLEGE PHYSICS I
and COLLEGE PHYSICS I LABORATORY
4
PHYS 152
152L
COLLEGE PHYSICS II
and COLLEGE PHYS II LABORATORY
4
MATH 151CALCULUS I5
PSYC 131INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES3
BIOL 241
241L
MICROBIOLOGY
and MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY
4
BIOL 342
342L
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
and HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY
4
BIOL 499BIOLOGY CAPSTONE3
PSYC 243ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY3
Math/Social Science Electives5
Total Credits62

Essential Studies Courses

Outcome 1
FYI 169 FIRST-YEAR INQUIRY
Select one 6 course credit or two 3 course credits6
Outcome 2
ENG 135RHETORIC AND WRITING3
Outcome 3
Select one course3
Outcome 4
MATH 232APPLIED STATISTICS3
Outcome 6 (Covered in the core)
Outcome 7
Select one course3
Outcome 8
Select one course3
Outcome 10 or 11
Select one course3
Total Credits24
  • Minimum course credits through CSC - 90 credits
  • One year of a professional program in Optometry – Upper Division/Graduate Course Credits - 30 credits
  • Minimum total - 120 credits

Pre-Pharmacy Option

Students must complete the core requirements as well as the courses listed below; and one year of an appropriately accredited professional Doctor of Pharmacy program.

Professional Program Prerequisites8

Core Requirements20
BIOL 138
138L
GENERAL BIOLOGY: BOTANY
and GENERAL BIOLOGY: BOTANY LABORATORY
4
BIOL 139
139L
GENERAL BIOLOGY: ZOOLOGY
and GENERAL BIOLOGY: ZOOLOGY LABORATORY
4
ENG 136TOPICS IN WRITING3
or ENG 137 TECHNICAL WRITING
PHYS 151
151L
COLLEGE PHYSICS I
and COLLEGE PHYSICS I LABORATORY
4
PHYS 152
152L
COLLEGE PHYSICS II
and COLLEGE PHYS II LABORATORY
4
MATH 151CALCULUS I5
ECON 231MACROECONOMICS3
ACTG 241ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES I3
BIOL 332
332L
GENETICS
and GENETICS LABORATORY
4
CHEM 341
341L
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS
and QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS LABORATORY
4
BIOL 342
342L
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
and HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY
4
BIOL 449MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL3
BIOL 499BIOLOGY CAPSTONE3
PSYC 131INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES3
PSYC 243ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY3
Total Credits74

Essential Studies Courses

Outcome 1
FYI 169 FIRST-YEAR INQUIRY
Select one 6 course credit or two 3 course credits6
Outcome 2
ENG 135RHETORIC AND WRITING3
Outcome 3
CA 125FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION3
Outcome 4
MATH 232APPLIED STATISTICS3
Outcome 6 (Covered in the core)
Outcome 7
Select one course3
Outcome 8
Select one course3
Outcome 10 or 11
Select one course3
Total Credits24
  • Minimum course credits through CSC - 98 credits
  • One year of a professional program in Pharmacy – Upper Division/Graduate Course Credits - 30 credits
  • Minimum total - 128 credits

Pre-Veterinary Medicine Option

Students interested in earning this degree from Chadron State College must complete the core requirements; the courses listed below and one year of an accredited professional program in veterinary medicine. Students interested in earning this degree should consult with their advisor as soon as possible as prerequisite courses vary widely between professional programs and some graduate programs require a completed bachelor’s degree prior to admission (Biology Comprehensive major and an option recommended).

Professional Program Prerequisites9

Core Requirements16
AGRI 132INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL SCIENCE3
BIOL 138
138L
GENERAL BIOLOGY: BOTANY
and GENERAL BIOLOGY: BOTANY LABORATORY
4
BIOL 139
139L
GENERAL BIOLOGY: ZOOLOGY
and GENERAL BIOLOGY: ZOOLOGY LABORATORY
4
ENG 136TOPICS IN WRITING3
or ENG 137 TECHNICAL WRITING
PHYS 151
151L
COLLEGE PHYSICS I
and COLLEGE PHYSICS I LABORATORY
4
AGRI 234PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL NUTRITION3
BIOL 332
332L
GENETICS
and GENETICS LABORATORY
4
BIOL 241
241L
MICROBIOLOGY
and MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY
4
AGRI 337APPLIED ANIMAL NUTRITION3
BIOL 431
431L
ENTOMOLOGY
and ENTOMOLOGY LABORATORY
3
BIOL 432
432L
DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
and DEVELOPMENTAL BIOL LABORATORY
3
AGRI 447ANIMAL BREEDING AND GENETICS3
BIOL 449MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL3
BIOL 499BIOLOGY CAPSTONE3
Total Credits63

Essential Studies Courses

Outcome 1
FYI 169 FIRST-YEAR INQUIRY
Select one 6 course credit or two 3 course credits6
Outcome 2
ENG 135RHETORIC AND WRITING3
Outcome 3
Select one CA course3
Outcome 4
MATH 135PRE-CALCULUS MATHEMATICS3
Outcome 6 (Covered in the core)
Outcome 7
Select one course3
Outcome 8
Select one course3
Outcome 10 or 11
Select one course3
Total Credits24
  • Minimum course credits through CSC - 92 credits
  • One year at an accredited Veterinary School - 30 credits
  • Minimum total - 120 credits

Radiologic Technology Option10

Core Requirements16
BIOL 121
121L
HUMAN BIOLOGY
and HUMAN BIOLOGY LABORATORY
3
BIOL 137
137L
PRINCIPLES OF CELLULAR SYSTEMS
and PRINCIPLES OF CELL SYSTEMS LABORATORY
4
Select one of the following:4
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
and HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
and HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY
ENG 136TOPICS IN WRITING3
or ENG 137 TECHNICAL WRITING
BIOL 132MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY2
MATH 232APPLIED STATISTICS3
PSYC 131INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES3
BIS 200INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER APPLICATIONS3
Total Credits41

Essential Studies Courses

Outcome 1
FYI 169 FIRST-YEAR INQUIRY
Select one 6 course credit or two 3 course credits6
Outcome 2
ENG 135RHETORIC AND WRITING3
Outcome 3
Select one CA course3
Outcome 4
MATH 135PRE-CALCULUS MATHEMATICS3
Outcome 6 (Covered in the core)
Outcome 7
Select one humanities course3
Outcome 8
Select one course3
Outcome 10 or 11
Select one course3
Total Credits24
  • Minimum course credits through CSC - 69 credits
  • Two years at an accredited Radiological Technologist Program - 51 credits
  • Minimum total - 120 credits