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 their advisor 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 Program Liaison/Department Chair and the Dean of Business, Math and Science. 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 (300 level or above) 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.
  4. A student that wishes to complete this degree should have their advisor place their contact information on record in the health professions office.  This information will be used to contact the student towards the end of their first year of professional school to set up transfer credits back to Chadron State College and to provide the application for graduation from Chadron State College.

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 their advisor and 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 essential studies courses specified. 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: (Please see note below regarding selection)4
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
and GROSS HUMAN ANATOMY LABORATORY 1
COMPARATIVE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
and COMPARATIVE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY
HUMAN ANATOMY
and GROSS HUMAN ANATOMY LABORATORY 1
Select one of the following: (Please see note below regarding selection)4
COLLEGE CHEMISTRY I
and COLLEGE CHEMISTRY I LAB 2,3
SURVEY OF CHEMISTRY
and SURVEY OF CHEMISTRY LAB 2,3
PHYS 151
151L
COLLEGE PHYSICS I
and COLLEGE PHYSICS I LAB
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.  The student and their advisors must fill out the program of study form.  The Program courses selected for this option must total 18-34 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 completed degree plan must be approved by the student's advisor and the department chair.  Both the advisor and the department chair should keep a copy of the plan of study on file.

Core Requirements12
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)18-34
Total Credits41-57

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 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 - 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 Requirements12
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 332
332L
GENETICS
and GENETICS LABORATORY
4
BIOL 342
342L
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
and HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY
4
BIOL 499BIOLOGY CAPSTONE3
CHEM 333
333L
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
4
CHEM 335
335L
BIOCHEMISTRY
and BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY
4
PHYS 152
152L
COLLEGE PHYSICS II
and COLLEGE PHYS II LAB
4
PSYC 131INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES3
Electives6
Total Credits52

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 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 - 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 Requirements12
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 241
241L
MICROBIOLOGY
and MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY
4
BIOL 342
342L
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
and HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY
4
BIOL 499BIOLOGY CAPSTONE3
CHEM 333
333L
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
4
CHEM 334
334L
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
4
CHEM 335
335L
BIOCHEMISTRY
and BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY
4
PHYS 152
152L
COLLEGE PHYSICS II
and COLLEGE PHYS II LAB
4
PSYC 131INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES3
PSYC 254DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY3
Total Credits53

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 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 - 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 Requirements12
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 332
332L
GENETICS
and GENETICS LABORATORY
4
BIOL 342
342L
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
and HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY
4
BIOL 449MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL3
BIOL 499BIOLOGY CAPSTONE3
CHEM 333
333L
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
4
CHEM 334
334L
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
4
CHEM 335
335L
BIOCHEMISTRY
and BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY
4
CHEM 341
341L
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS
and QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS LAB
4
MATH 232APPLIED STATISTICS3
PHYS 152
152L
COLLEGE PHYSICS II
and COLLEGE PHYS II LAB
4
Total Credits57

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 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 - 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 Requirements12
AGRI 132INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL SCIENCE3
AGRI 234PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL NUTRITION3
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 332
332L
GENETICS
and GENETICS LABORATORY
4
BIOL 435
435L
MAMMALOGY
and MAMMALOGY LAB
3
BIOL 499BIOLOGY CAPSTONE3
CHEM 333
333L
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
4
CHEM 334
334L
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
4
CHEM 335
335L
BIOCHEMISTRY
and BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY
4
PHYS 152
152L
COLLEGE PHYSICS II
and COLLEGE PHYS II LAB
4
Electives3-4
Total Credits55-56

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
  • Please check with the school you plan to attend for their admissions requirement.

Radiologic Technology Option10

Core Requirements12
BIOL 132MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY2
BIOL 137
137L
PRINCIPLES OF CELLULAR SYSTEMS
and PRINCIPLES OF CELL SYSTEMS LAB
4
BIOL 242
242L
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
and HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY
4
BIS 200INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER APPLICATIONS3
MATH 232APPLIED STATISTICS3
PHYS 152
152L
COLLEGE PHYSICS II
and COLLEGE PHYS II LAB
4
PSYC 131INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES3
Total Credits35

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