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 currentUWS 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.
For current chiropractic program students, credits for the BS degree come from a student’s previous undergraduate work (at least 135 quarter credits) and coursework from the basic sciences component of the chiropractic program (60.5 quarter credits) plus the first two Evidence-Based Practice courses (4 quarter credits). These 64.5 quarter 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:
1. Demonstrate sufficient language, reading, communication, computational and social
skills necessary to engage the expectations of a first professional doctorate program.
2. Demonstrate thorough knowledge of gross and microscopic human anatomy.
3. Demonstrate thorough knowledge of human physiology.
4. Demonstrate thorough knowledge of human genetics and cellular function.
5. Demonstrate thorough knowledge of human pathology.
6. Demonstrate the ability to locate and critically appraise health related scientific