The Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology
The University of Western States provides our students with a solid foundation
for careers in integrated health care offering academic degrees and programs in
the health and human sciences. The Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology
is a degree completion program that is available to all current
UWS Chiropractic Program students as well as recent graduates. Students and
graduates may wish to obtain a bachelor’s degree for either personal or
professional reasons. The design of the program is modeled after the general
educational components of the traditional liberal arts biology major. Because
UWS is regionally accredited, the Bachelor of Science degree fulfills most
bachelor’s degree requirements for graduate study, employment, or licensure.
States that require a bachelor’s degree for chiropractic licensure are listed
and updated on the Federation of Chiropractic
Licensing Boards’ Website. The prerequisites for the bachelor’s program are
identical to those for the chiropractic program with regard to the sciences, and
arts & humanities. Please refer to the
chiropractic prerequisites section of the Website.
chiropractic program students, credits for the BS degree come from a student’s
previous undergraduate work and coursework from
the basic sciences component of the chiropractic program plus the first two Evidence-Based Practice courses. The credits from the chiropractic program courses are dually attributed
to both the B.S. in Human Biology and the Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher at the completion of the BS
degree requirements to be eligible to receive the degree. Students can apply to
the bachelor’s program at any time and will receive a diploma when all
requirements are met.
Students completing the bachelor’s degree at University of Western States will
be able to:
Demonstrate sufficient language, reading, communication, computational and
skills necessary to engage the expectations of a first professional doctorate
Demonstrate thorough knowledge of gross and microscopic human anatomy.
Demonstrate thorough knowledge of human physiology.
Demonstrate thorough knowledge of human genetics and cellular function.
Demonstrate thorough knowledge of human pathology.
Demonstrate the ability to locate and critically appraise health related