2020-2021 University Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Human Biology for Chiropractic Students

 

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Human Biology Degree Completion Program allows College of Chiropractic students to complete the course requirements for a bachelor's degree. Students may either complete a bachelor's degree or earn a second bachelor's degree.

Statement of Purpose

There are both professional and practical reasons to complete your B.S. in Human Biology. In addition to the thorough grounding in the biological sciences offered by courses taken in the first three trimesters of the Doctor of Chiropractic program, the B.S. in Human Biology degree completion program offers these benefits:

  • Professionally, you will develop your oral and written communication skills and your understanding of the philosophical foundations for the scientific method.
  • Having a bachelor’s degree will generally increase your credibility if you serve as an expert witness, should you be called to testify in court.
  • An increasing number of states require a bachelor’s degree for chiropractic licensure, and some managed care organizations show a preference for chiropractors with a bachelor’s degree when making network inclusion decisions.
  • In general, a bachelor’s degree increases your professional credentials and provides you the opportunity to excel in your chiropractic practice.
  • This B.S. in Human Biology will help with meeting licensure procedures in states that require a bachelor's degree prior to obtaining a license to practice. Some state licensing boards may require additional education upon beginning a chiropractic program. For more information, please consult with the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards at www.FCLB.org.

Entrance Requirements

Students may apply for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree Completion Program at any time if they are a prospective student in the application process for the Chiropractic program or currently enrolled in the College of Chiropractic. Please contact the Office of Admissions for more information.

In addition to meeting the qualifications of a student of the College of Health and Wellness, applicants to or students currently enrolled in and continuing in the College of Chiropractic must meet the following admission requirements for the B.S. in Human Biology Degree Completion Program:

  • High school diploma or General Education Development diploma (GED)
  • Successful completion of approximately 60 semester baccalaureate level credits at a regionally accredited institution
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better
  • Completion of pre-chiropractic entrance requirements
  • Complete an admission application

For more information or to review your eligibility for the B.S. in Human Biology Degree Completion Program, contact the Office of the Registrar.

Course Requirements

 

CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR THE B.S. IN HUMAN BIOLOGY FOR CHIROPRACTIC STUDENTS

Section A: Undergraduate General Education Requirement (30 credits)

Your Undergraduate General Education requirement must include 30 semester credits (45 quarter credits) overall with a minimum of 4 semester credits (6 quarter credits) in each of four categories:

  • Communications (4 credits)
  • Social Sciences (4 credits)
  • Humanities (4 credits)
  • Natural Sciences/Math (4 credits)
  • Additional credits in any of the above categories (14 credits)

You may have completed some, or all, of these courses as part of your 90-credit pre-chiropractic admission requirements.

Section B: Foundational Sciences Requirement (27.5 credits)

You may have completed some, or all, of these courses as part of your pre-chiropractic admission requirements.

If you need to complete these requirements, most of these courses are offered in the Undergraduate Health Sciences program - and many are taught in an accelerated format.

CHE-1100GENERAL CHEMISTRY 1

4

CHE-1200GENERAL CHEMISTRY 2

4

CHE-2100ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1

4

CHE-2200ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2

4

MTH-1000FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS

3.5

PHY-1100GENERAL PHYSICS 1: FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICS

4

PHY-1200GENERAL PHYSICS 2: ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM

4

 

Section C: Major Requirement Courses (36.25 credits)

Courses taken in the College of Chiropractic:

BSC-6101BIOCHEMISTRY 1

5

BSC-6342PHYSIOLOGY 2

4.5

BSC-6241PHYSIOLOGY 1

4.5

BSC-6202BIOCHEMISTRY 2

2

BSC-6111GROSS ANATOMY 1

5.5

BSC-6212GROSS ANATOMY 2

5.5

BSC-6232EMBRYOLOGY

2

BSC-6121HISTOLOGY 1

3.75

BSC-6222HISTOLOGY 2

3.5

Section D: Health Professions Core Requirement (12 credits)

12 credits from the following list of courses offered in the Undergraduate Health Sciences program:

ANT-1000CULTURE & HEALTH

4

HPC-3000EPISTEMOLOGY OF HEALTH

4

HPC-3100HISTORY OF HEALTH CARE

3

PSY-1000HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

4

PSY-3210PSYCHOLOGY OF ADDICTION

3

SOC-1006SEX AND GENDER

3

SPA-1000SPANISH FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

3

HPC-3001COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

3

HPC-3720CRITICAL THINKING FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

3

HPC-3002BIOETHICS

3

HPC-3003UNDERSTANDING AND USING RESEARCH

3

Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion of the required 120 total credits in combination with the Doctor of Chiropractic program required curriculum total;
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.0.

 

Graduation Rate

Please refer to our website for the most recent graduation rate statistics.

NWHSU makes no guarantee of employment for students upon completion of the program.