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Bachelor of Science with a Comprehensive Major in Biology

  • Pre-Clinical Perfusion
  • Pre-Cytotechnology
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Optometry
  • Pre-Osteopathic Medicine
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Podiatry

Essential Studies

Essential Studies requirements

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete a program of study from the Department of Physical and Life Sciences:

  • Will be able to consistently apply logical reasoning and critical thinking, not constrained by convention or prejudice.
  • Will be fluent in the foundations of knowledge needed for tomorrow's scientists and teachers of science.
  • Will have acquired, through knowledge and study, a sense of appreciation of our world.
  • Will possess the skills of inquiry and study needed to understand the true nature of the universe.

The Degree of Bachelor of Science with a comprehensive major in Biology

This degree provides pre-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 Registrar and the Health Professions Office at Chadron State College regarding the appropriateness of this degree for each student is important.

A student must complete the core requirements, an option, and the Essential Studies requirements. Students pursuing a comprehensive major in biology should take MATH 138 or 232 as their Essential Studies Math requirement. NOTE: Students may earn only one option within the Biology Major, although they are encouraged to take additional courses to expand their scientific knowledge and abilities.

Some courses require successful completion of prerequisite courses prior to enrollment, as articulated in the catalog course descriptions. Successful completion means earning a “C” or better in the prerequisite course(s).

Human Biology Option

Number Course Title Hours
General Studies 38
BIOL 138 & 138L General Botany & Lab 3
BIOL 139 & 139L General Zoology & Lab 3
BIOL 225 Cellular Biology 3
BIOL 331 Biology Seminar I 1
BIOL 332 Genetics 3
BIOL 340/340L Human Anatomy and Lab 4
BIOL 341/341L Microbiology and Lab 4
BIOL 342/342L Human Physiology and Lab 4

BIOL 343/343L

BIOL 456/456L

Parasitology & Lab
OR

Pathogenic Micro & Lab
4
BIOL 410 Biology Seminar II 1
BIOL 430


BIOL 433/433L

Immunology
OR
Human Biomechanics & Lab

3
BIOL 432/432L Developmental Biology & Lab 3
BIOL 449/449L Molecular Biology 3
BIOL 458 Evolution 3
CHEM 131/131L* College Chemistry I & Lab 4
CHEM 132/132L College Chemistry II & Lab 5
CHEM 333/333L Organic Chemistry I & Lab 4
CHEM 334/334L Organic Chemistry II & Lab 4
CHEM 335/335L Biochemistry & Lab 4
CA 125** Fund. Oral Communications 3
ENG 135*** Composition I 3
ENG 136 Composition II 3
MATH 138***** Applied Calculus 3
MATH 232 Applied Statistics 3
PHYS 251/251L College Physics I and Lab 4
PHYS 252/252L College Physics II and Lab 5
PSYC 131 General Psychology 3
SOC 231

Sociology

3
Essential Studies 1 First Year Inquiry 6
Essential Studies 2** Composition I & Composition II 6
Essential Studies 3*** Communications 3
Essential Studies 5 Fine Arts 3
Essential Studies 7 Ethics/Biomedical Ethics 3
Essential Studies 8 Social Sciences 3
Essential Studies 9 Social Responsibility 3
Essential Studies 10 Human Diversity 3
Essential Studies 11 Health & Wellness 3
Essential Studies 12 Capstone 6
Electives 6
*Students who have not had high school chemistry are required to take CHEM 121: Fundamental Chemistry before enrolling in CHEM 131/131L: College Chemistry I and Lab.
**Students proficient in writing are encouraged to register for advanced composition courses and technical writing. These would include ENG 239: Advanced Composition, ENG 339: Creative Writing, and ENG 333: News-Journalism.
***Students interested in other communications courses to fulfill this requirement should consult their academic advisor. These courses include CA 130: Interpersonal Communications (3 credits) and CA 230: Conflict Resolution and Mediation (3 credits).

A student successfully completing this curriculum and completing 123 credit hours including 43 hours at the 300/400 level will earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology-Human Biology Option from Chadron State College.

As the professional school admission or graduation requirements may change after a student enters the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact their advisor at Chadron State College and the appropriate professional school program representative at least once each year for the latest program and admission requirements.

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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 Registrar 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 twelve month professional program in Clinical Laboratory Sciences (Medical Technology).
  2. An eighteen month or longer professional program in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Radiation Therapy, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant, Mortuary Science, or Respiratory Therapy.
  3. One year of a professional program in Human Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Optometry, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, Osteopathic Medicine, Chiropractic Medicine, Podiatric Medicine, or a professional program in another of the health sciences that requires three or more years of study.

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.

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 student is responsible for proving these conditions exist.

To earn this degree the student must complete at least 30 semester hours of Chadron State College credit before or after the professional program of studies, the comprehensive major as subsequently described, 45 upper division hours, 125 semester hours of college credit, and the General Studies requirements as subsequently listed. Should the professional program component not total 35 semester hours the student must earn additional Chadron State College credit at the upper division level to meet the 125 total credit hour minimum.

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

Pre-Chiropractic

For admission into: Most Professional Programs in Chiropractic in the United States.

Number Course Title Hours
BIOL 139 & 139L General Zoology & Lab 3
BIOL 225 Cellular Biology 3
BIOL 311 Biology Seminar I 1
BIOL 332 Genetics (Recommended) 3
BIOL 341/341L Microbiology and Lab 4
BIOL 340/340L Human Anatomy and Lab 4
BIOL 342/342L Human Physiology and Lab 4
BIOL 410 Biology Seminar II 1
CHEM 131/131L* College Chemistry I & Lab 4
CHEM 132/132L College Chemistry II & Lab 5
CHEM 333/333L Organic Chemistry I & Lab 4
CHEM 334/334L Organic Chemistry II & Lab 4
CHEM 335/335L Biochemistry & Lab 4
MATH 138 Applied Calculus 3
MATH 232 Applied Statistics 3
PHYS 241/241L** University Physics I & Lab 5
PHYS 242/242L University Physics II & Lab 5
ENG 135*** Composition I 3
ENG 136 Composition II 3
ENG 233 Elements of Literature 3
HUM 231 Humanistic Tradition 3
CA 130 Interpersonal Communication 3
PSYC 131 General Psychology 3
PSYC 334 Developmental Psychology 3
SOC 231 Intro to Sociology 3
PHIL 231 Intro to Philosophy 3
Upper division electives 6
Minimum hours at CSC 90
1st Year of an Accredited Professional Program in Chiropractic 35
TOTAL 125
*Students who have not had high school chemistry are required to take Fundamental Chemistry (CHEM 121) prior to enrolling in College Chemistry I (CHEM 131/131L).
**Math 151 or Math 138, are required prior to enrolling in this course. A strong background in Calculus is essential for success in these courses.
***Students proficient in writing are encouraged to register for advanced composition courses. This includes Adv. Comp. (ENG 239), Creative Writing (ENG 339), and News-Journalism (ENG 333).

A student successfully completing this program of study and the first year of an accredited professional program in Optometry will earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in the Health Sciences-Pre-Chiropractic Option from Chadron State College.

As the CSC degree or graduation and the admission requirements of the professional program(s) of interest to the student may change after a student enters the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the registrar and the pre-optometry advisor at CSC and the appropriate person at each of the professional programs in optometry of interest to the student at least once each year for the latest degree or graduation and admission requirements.

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Pre-Nuclear Medicine Technology

For admission into: The majority of Nuclear Medicine Technology Schools

Number Course Title Hours
BIOL 139 & 139L General Zoology & Lab 3
BIOL 225 Cellular Biology 3
BIOL 231/231L Anatomy & Physiology I & Lab 4
BIOL 311 Biology Seminar I 1
BIOL 323/323L Basic Hematology & Lab 2
BIOL 332 Genetics 3
BIOL 341/341L Microbiology and Lab 4
BIOL 410 Biology Seminar II 1
BIOL 412 Biotechnology 3
BIOL 430 Immunology 3
BIOL 456/456L Pathogenic Microbiology and Lab 3
CHEM 131/131L* College Chemistry I & Lab 4
CHEM 132/132L College Chemistry II & Lab 5
CHEM 231/231L Intro to Organic Chemistry & Lab 4
CHEM 335/335L Biochemistry & Lab 4
CHEM 342/342L Instrumental Analysis & Lab 4
ENG 135** Composition I 3
ENG 136 Composition II 3
CA 125*** Fund. Oral Communication 3
ENG 233 Elements of Literature 3
HUM 231 Humanistic Tradition 3
MATH 142**** College Algebra 4
MATH 232 Applied Statistics 3
SOC 231 Intro. to Sociology 3
PSYC 131 General Psychology 3
PHIL 231 Intro. to Philosophy 3
Humanities, History, or Government course 3
Free Elective 3
Minimum Total 91
An 18 month Professional Program in Nuclear Medicine 42
TOTAL 132
*Students who have not had high school chemistry are required to take CHEM 121: Fundamental Chemistry before enrolling in CHEM 131/131L: College Chemistry I and Lab.
**Students proficient in writing are encouraged to register for advanced composition courses. These would include ENG 239: Advanced Composition and ENG 339: Creative Writing. A minimum of six semester hours of English are required for admission into the clinical program.
***Students interested in other communcaitons courses to fulfill this requirement should consult their academic advisor. These courses include CA 222: Interpersonal and Small Group Communications (3 credits), CA 230: Conflict Resolution and Mediation (3 credits).
****The Medical Technology Program requires a strong background in college algebra and applied statistics. Advanced math courses are available as electives. Applied statistics requires two years of high school algebra or College Algebra.

Please consult with the pre-Nuclear Medicine advisor at Chadron State College for substitutions in this curriculum.

As the Nuclear Medicine admission or graduation requirements may change after a student enters the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Pre- Nuclear Medicine advisor at Chadron State College and the appropriate Nuclear Medicine program representative at least once each year for the latest program and admission requirements.

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Pre-Pharmacy

For admission into: The majority of Pharmacy Schools.

Number Course Title Hours
BIOL 139 & 139L General Zoology & Lab 3
BIOL 225 Cellular Biology 3
BIOL 311 Biology Seminar I 1
BIOL 332 Genetics 3
BIOL 340/340L Human Anatomy & Lab 4
BIOL 341/341L Microbiology & Lab 4
BIOL 342/342L Human Physiology & Lab 4
BIOL 410 Biology Seminar II 1
BIOL 412 Biotechnology 3
CHEM 131/131L* College Chemistry I & Lab 4
CHEM 132/132L College Chemistry II & Lab 5
CHEM 233/233L Organic Chemistry I & Lab 4
CHEM 234/234L Organic Chemistry II & Lab 4
CHEM 335/335L BioChemistry & Lab 4
CHEM 341/341L*** Quantitative Analysis & Lab 4
ENG 135** Composition I 3
ENG 136 Composition II 3
CA 125 Fund. Oral Communication 3
ENG 233 Elements of Literature 3
HUM 231 Humanistic Tradition 3
MATH 151 Calculus I 5
MATH 232 Applied Statistics 3
SOC 231*** Intro. to Sociology 3
PSYC 131 General Psychology 3
PSYC 334 Developmental Psychology 3
ECON 231**** Microeconomics 3
ACTG 241 Accounting Principles I 4
PHYS 241/241L***** University Physics I & Lab 5
PHYS 242/242L University Physics II & Lab 5

PHIL 333

PHIL 432

PHIL 433

Logic
OR

Ethics
OR

Biomedical Ethics
3
Minimum Total 101
The first year at College of Pharmacy 35
TOTAL 136
*Students who have not had high school chemistry are required to take CHEM 121: Fundamental Chemistry before enrolling in CHEM 131/131L: College Chemistry I and Lab.
**Students proficient in writing are encouraged to register for advanced composition courses. These would include ENG 239: Advanced Composition and ENG 339: Creative Writing. A minimum of six semester hours of English are required for admission into the clinical program.
***FCS 320: Aging and Death may be taken in place of SOC 231: Introduction to Sociology.
****Any course in economics may be substituted for this course.
*****Math 151 or Math 138 are required prior to enrolling in this course. A strong background in Calculus is essential for success in these courses.

As the admission requirements for the College of Pharmacy may change after a student enters the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the pre-pharmacy advisor at Chadron State College and the appropriate program representative at the College of Pharmacy at least once each year for the latest and legally binding program and admissions requirements. Students are encouraged to choose more electives during their pre-professional studies as 10 hours of general electives in the professional program can be completed prior to enrollment at UNMC.

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Pre-Radiography

For admission into: Regional West Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology & Rapid City Regional Hospital School of Radiologic Technology Only.

Number Course Title Hours
BIOL 139 & 139L General Zoology & Lab 3
BIOL 225 Cellular Biology 3
BIOL 231/231L Anatomy & Physiology & Lab 3
BIOL 311 Biology Seminar I 1
BIOL 341/341L Microbiology and Lab 4
BIOL 410 Biology Seminar II 1
CHEM 140/140L* Survey of Chemistry & Lab 4
CHEM 231/231L Survey of Organic Chemistry & Lab 4
CA 125
OR
CA 130
Fund. Oral Communication
OR
Interpersonal Communication
3
ENG 135** Compostion I 3
ENG 136 Composition II 3
HUM 231 Humanistic Tradition 3
MATH 142*** College Algebra 4
MATH 232 Applied Statistics 3
PHYS 241/241L**** University Physic I & Lab 5
PHYS 242/242L University Physics II & Lab 5
PSYC 131 General Psychology 3
PHIL 231 Intro to Philosophy 3
SOC 231 Intro to Sociology 3
History or Government Elective 3
TOTAL 64
*Students who have not had high school chemistry are required to take Fundamental Chemistry (CHEM 121) before in enrolling in General Chemistry (CHEM 140/140L.
**Students proficient in writing are encouraged to register for advanced composition courses. These would include Advanced Composition (ENG 239), Creative Writing (ENG 339), and News-Journalism (ENG 333).
***Students are encouraged to enroll in the math course for which they have the background. The student can select College Algebra (MATH 142), Plane Trigonometry (MATH 134), Calculus I (MATH 151), or Applied Statistics (MATH 232) as their first course in mathematics at Chadron State College. Applied Statistics requires two years of high school Algebra or College Algebra.
****A strong background in Calculus is essential for success in these courses.
*****Additionally, students substitute Health Physics I, Radiation Physics I and Radiobiology from the Rad Tech program for CHEM 335 & Lab.
******Up to 43 hours of the Rad Tech program may be applied to the CSC upper division requirement.

This program is specific to Regional West Medical Center (RWMC) and Rapid City Regional Hospital (RCRH) Radiologic Program. Students must complete the core requirements as well as the courses listed below and all the prerequisites and required courses in the Radiologic Technology Certificate Program. Degree requirements may be different for other accredited Radiologic Technology Programs.

As admission requirements may be changed by the professional school at any time, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the pre-radiography advisor at CSC and the appropriate representative of the professional school at least once each year for the latest admission requirements.

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Pre-Vet

Core Requirements

Number Course Title Hours
BIOL 139 & 139L General Zoology & Lab 3
BIOL 225 Cellular Biology 3
BIOL 231 & 231L
OR
BIOL 340 & 340L
Anatomy and Physiology & Lab
OR
Human Anatomy & Lab
4
BIOL 311 Biology Seminar I 1
BIOL 341/341L Microbiology and Lab 4
BIOL 410 Biology Seminar II 1
CHEM 131/131L* College Chemistry I & Lab 4
CHEM 132/132L* College Chemistry II & Lab 4
CHEM 231 & 231L** Survey of Org Chem & Lab 4
CHEM 335 & 335L Biochemistry I & Lab 4
TOTAL 64
*General health care, and radiological tecnology students may replace the courses listed with CHEM 140/140L.
**Pre-chiropractice medicine, pre-pharmace, and pre-veterinary medicine students must replace the courses listed with CHEM 333/333L and CHEM 334/334L.

Pre-Veterinary Medicine Option

Number Course Title Hours
Core Requirements 36
AGRI 132 Animal Science 3
AGRI 234 & 234L Principles of Animal Nutrition & Lab 3
AGRI 410 Agriculture Seminar 1
AGRI 427 & 427L Animal Physiology & Lab 4
AGRI 447 Animal Bredding and Reproduction 3
BIOL 239 & 239L Animal Classification & Lab 4
BIOL 332 Genetics 3
TOTAL 57

General Studies

Number Course Title Hours
BIOL 432 & 432L Developmental Biology & Lab 3
CA 125, 130, 225, or 230 Communication Arts Course 3
ENG 135 ** Composition I 3
ENG 136 Composition II 3
MATH 138 Applied Calculus 3
MATH 232 Applied Statistics 3
PHYS 241 & 241L University Physics I & Lab 5
General Studies Electives 10
TOTAL 33
**Students proficient in writing are encouraged to register for advanced composition courses, including ENG 240, 337, and 339.
Minimum hours through CSC 90
One year at an accredited Veterinary School 35
Minimum total 125

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General Health Care Option

This option is available only to those students pursuing a health career choice for which an option is not described. The 26 required program elective courses 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 and Academic Advancement. These program elective courses will typically be in the science and mathematics areas but can be from other disciplines if it best serves the academic 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.

Number Course Title Hours
Core Requirements 38
Program Electives (See above paragraph) 16
Total hours 54

General Studies

Number Course Title Hours
C A 130 Interpersonal Comm 3
ENG 135 Composition I** 3
ENG 137 Technical Writing I** 3
ENG 233 Elements of Literature 3
HUM 231 The Humanistic Tradition 3
MATH 232 Applied Statistics 3
PHIL 231 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PSYC 131 General Psychology 3
SOC 231 Introduction to Sociology 3
Humanities, History or Government elective 3
Total hours  
**Students proficient in writing are encouraged to register for advanced composition courses, including ENG 240, 337, and 339.

General Electives

Six hours of elective courses must be selected from any area of the Chadron State College catalog with advisor consultation.

Description Hours
Minimum hours through CSC 90
Minimum hours from professional program - Upper Division Hours 35
Minimum total 125

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Non-Degree Options

A non-degree program in health professions is for pre-professional development in the following areas. A student will receive their degree at the health care institution they are transferring to. Please contact the CSC faculty advisor for each discipline.

Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science

For admission into: University of Nebraska Medical Center Clinical Laboratory Science Program and the majority of other professional programs.

Number Course Title Hours
BIOL 139 & 139L General Zoology & Lab 3
BIOL 225 Cellular Biology 3
BIOL 231/231L Anatomy & Physiology I & Lab 4
BIOL 311 Biology Seminar I 1
BIOL 323/323L Basic Hematology & Lab 2
BIOL 332 Genetics 3
BIOL 341/341L Microbiology and Lab 4
BIOL 410 Biology Seminar II 1
BIOL 412 Biotechnology 3
BIOL 430 Immunology 3
BIOL 456/456L Pathogenic Microbiology and Lab 3
CHEM 131/131L* College Chemistry I & Lab 4
CHEM 132/132L College Chemistry II & Lab 5
CHEM 231/231L Intro to Organic Chemistry & Lab 4
CHEM 335/335L Biochemistry & Lab 4
CHEM 342/342L Instrumental Analysis & Lab 4
ENG 135** Composition I 3
ENG 136 Composition II 3
CA 125*** Fund. Oral Communication 3
ENG 233 Elements of Literature 3
HUM 231 Humanistic Tradition 3
MATH 142**** College Algebra 4
MATH 232 Applied Statistics 3
SOC 231 Intro. to Sociology 3
PSYC 131 General Psychology 3
PHIL 231 Intro. to Philosophy 3
Humanities, History, or Government course 3
Free Elective 3
Minimum Total 91
A 12 month Professional Program in CLS 35
TOTAL 126
*Students who have not had high school chemistry are required to take CHEM 121: Fundamental Chemistry before enrolling in CHEM 131/131L: College Chemistry I and Lab.
**Students proficient in writing are encouraged to register for advanced composition courses. These would include ENG 239: Advanced Composition and ENG 339: Creative Writing. A minimum of six semester hours of English are required for admission into the clinical program.
***Students interested in other communcaitons courses to fulfill this requirement should consult their academic advisor. These courses include CA 222: Interpersonal and Small Group Communications (3 credits), CA 230: Conflict Resolution and Mediation (3 credits).
****The Medical Technology Program requires a strong background in college algebra and applied statistics. Advanced math courses are available as electives. Applied statistics requires two years of high school algebra or College Algebra.

Please consult with the pre-Clinical Laboratory Science advisor at Chadron State College for substitutions in this curriculum.

As the Clinical Laboratory Science admission or graduation requirements may change after a student enters the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Pre- Clinical Laboratory Science advisor at Chadron State College and the appropriate University of Nebraska Medical Center program representative at least once each year for the latest program and admission requirements.

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Pre-Dental Hygiene

For admission into: University of Nebraska Medical Center Dental Hygiene Program and most other Dental Hygiene schools.

Number Course Title Hours
BIOL 139/139L General Zoology & Lab 3
BIOL 225 Cellular Biology 3
BIOL 340/340L Human Anatomy & Lab 4
BIOL 341/341L Microbiology & Lab 4
BIOL 342/342L Human Physiology & Lab 4
CHEM 140/140L* Survey of Chemistry & Lab 4
CHEM 231/231L Survey of Organic Chem. & Lab 4
ENG 135** Composition I 3
ENG 136 Composition II 3
CA 125*** Fund. Oral Communication 3
SOC 231 Intro. to Sociology 3
PSYC 131 General Psychology 3
ENG 233 Elements of Literature 3
HUM 231 Humanistic Tradition 3
FCS 247 Nutrition 3

Electives****

Choose 12 hrs in two areas or 24 hrs in one area

Number Course Title Hours
ENG 249 Creative Writing 3
ENG 340 Contemporary Literature 3
ENG 343 Literature & Philosophy 3
HUM 331 Popular Culture 3
HUM 334 Intro to Film 3
PHIL 231 Intro to Philosophy 3
PSYC 233 Addiction 3
PSYC 234 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSYC 334 Develop. Psychology 3
PSYC 433 Abnormal Psychology 3
ANTH 231 Intro to Cultural Anth. 3
SOC 230 Society: Global Comparisons 3
SOC 333 Marriage & the Family 3
SOC 334 Public Opinion & Propaganda 3
SOC 335 Ethnic & Min. Group Relations 3
SOC 340 Social Change 3
Minimum Total hours 68
*Students who have not had High School Chemistry are required to take CHEM 121: Fundamental Chemistry before enrolling in CHEM 140/140L: General Chemistry and Lab.
**Students proficient in writing are encouraged to register for advanced composition courses. These would include ENG 329: Advanced Composition and ENG 339: Creative Writing.
***Students interested in other communcaitons courses to fulfill this requirement should consult their academic advisor. These courses include CA 130: Interpersonal Communications (3 credits), CA 230: Conflict Resolution and Mediation (3 credits).
****To receive a degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the dental hygiene student must have 12 credit hours in each of two disciplines such as Biology, English, Psychology, etc.or 24 hours in one discipline. To meet this requirement, the student must carefully select elective courses to add to the required courses.

Please consult with the Dental Hygiene Academic Advisor at Chadron State College for substitutions in this Curriculum.

As the admission requirements for the Dental Hygiene Program may change after a student enters the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Pre-Dental Hygiene Advisor at Chadron State College and the appropriate program representative at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Dental Hygiene Program at least once each year for the latest and legally binding program and admission requirements.

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Pre-Mortuary Science

For licensure in the State of Nebraska and admission into most schools of Mortuary Science in the United States.

Number Course Title Hours
ACTG 241 Accouting Principles I 3
ACTG 242 Accounting Principles II 3
BA 337 Business Law I 3
MGMT 230 Principles of Management 3
BIOL 221 Bioterminology 2
BIOL 231/231L Human Anatomy and Physiology & Lab 3
BIOL 341/341L Microbiology & Lab 4
BIOL 456/456L Pathogenic Micro & Lab 3
*CHEM 131/131L College Chemistry I & Lab 4
CHEM 132/132L College Chemistry II & Lab 4
ENG 135 Composition I(2) 3
ENG 136 Composition II 3
CA 130 Interpersonal Communications 3
PSYC 131 General Psychology 3
PSYC 334 Developmental Psychology 3
SOC 231 Introduction to Sociology 3
FCS 320 Aging and Death 3
Electives: Courses that enhance the student's ability to function as an embalmer and a funeral home directore 6

The courses listed above exceed those required for licensure in Nebraska; however, the optional courses are considered beneficial to a person seeking a career as a mortician. A partial listing of the licensure requirements in Nebraska are as follows: 1. Six semester hours of English. 2. Six semester hours of Accounting. 3. Eight Semester Hours of Chemistry. 4. Twelve semester hours of a biological science relating to the human body. 5. Six semester hours of psychology or counseling and 6. A total of 60 semester hours of college credit in addition to a full course of instruction in an accredited school of mortuary science. The student must obtain a complete set of licensure requirements by contacting the Department of Health and Human Services Regulation and Licensure, Credentialing Division, Nebraska State Office Building, 301 Centennial Mall South-Third Floor, P.O. Box 94986, Lincoln, NE, 68509-4986. The document to be requested is called the State of Nebraska "Statutes Relating To Funeral Directing and Embalming and Funeral Establishments".

*Students that have not had high school chemistry are required to take Fundamental Chemistry (CHEM 121) before enrolling in College Chemistry I & II (CHEM 131/131L & 132/132L).

The student can make many changes in this curriculum and still meet licensure requirements; however, they must make these changes in consultation with the pre-mortuary science advisor at CSC.

The State of Nebraska and the professional school(s) of interest to the student can change their licensure and admission requirements, respectively, at any time; thus, it is the student's responsibility to obtain the latest licensure and admission requirements for an accredited school of mortuary science at least once each year. The student should also consult with the pre-mortuary science advisor at CSC each year.

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Pre-Nursing

For admission into: University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing and most other Nursing schools

Number Course Title Hours
Math*
MATH 142 College Algebra 3
MATH 232

PSYC 438
Applied Statistics
or
Intro to Behavorial Statistics
3
Biology
BIOL 225 Cellular Biology 3
BIOL 340/340L Human Anatomy & Lab 4
BIOL 342/342L Human Physiology & Lab 4
BIOL 341/341L Microbiology & Lab 4
Chemistry**
CHEM 140/140L Survey of Chemistry & Lab 4
English
ENG 135 Composition I** 3
ENG 136 Composition II 3
Humanities***
HUM 231

ENG 233

CA 130
Humanistic Tradition
or
Elements of Literature
or
Interpersonal Communication
3
Ethics
PHIL 432

PHIL 433
Ethics
or
Biomedical Ethics (Preferred)
3
Political Science and Social Organization***
SOC 231 Intro to Sociology 3
GEOG 300

HIST 232

SOC 230
World Cultures
or
History Since 1877
or
Global Comparisons
3
Psychology and Human Growth and Development
PSYC 131 General Psychology 3
PSYC 334 Developmental Psychology 3
Nutrition-Wellness
FCS 247 Nutrition 3
Family & Human Behavior***
FCS 320

FCS 335

BIOL 331
Aging and Death
or
Families in Society
or
Human Sexuality
3
Culture, Race, Ethnicity, & Gender***
HUM 335

SOC 335

BIOL 448/448L
World Religions
or
Ethnic and Minority Group
or
Ethnobotany & Lab
3
Required Electives***
One Course Selected From Selected Categories Listed Above 3
Free Electives
Any Courses Selected From the Chadron State Catalogue 9
Minimum Total hours 68

*Students must provide evidence of readiness for College Algebra. This can be satisfied by a score of 22 or higher on the Math portion of the ACT taken within the last two years, a math placement exam, or completing Intermediate Algebra prior to entry into the College of Nursing.
**Students who have not taken High School Chemistry are required to enroll in Fundamental Chemistry (CHEM 121) before enrolling in Survey of Chemistry and Lab or College Chemistry I and Lab. Students who have a good background in Chemistry and Math may enroll in Chem 131 and 131L.
***Please consult with the Pre-Nursing Advisor at Chadron State College for a complete list of courses that will satisfy this requirement.

There are 68 credits of non-nursing course work. Students must complete a minimum of 50 credits to be admitted to the nursing program. It would be in the student’s best interest to have completed 55-60 credits.

As the Nursing admission requirements may change after a student enters the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the pre-nursing advisor at Chadron State College and the appropriate program representative at the West Nebraska Division of the UNMC College of Nursing at least once each year for the latest and legally binding program and admissions requirements.

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Pre-Radiography

For admission into: University of Nebraska Medical Center Radiography Program and most other Radiography schools.

Number Course Title Hours
*MATH 138 Applied Calculus 3
MATH 142 College Algebra 3
MATH 232 Applied Statistics 3
BIOL 221 Bioterminology 3
BIOL 225 Cellular Biology 3
BIOL 231/231L Human Anatomy and Physiology & Lab 4
**CHEM 140/140L Survey of Chemistry & Lab 4
PHYS 241/241L University Physics I & Lab 5
PHYS 242/242L University Physics II & Lab 5
***ENG 135 Compostition I 3
ENG 136 Composition II 3
HUM 231 Humanistic Tradition 3
CA 125 Fund. of Oral Communication 3
PSYC 131 General Psychology 3
SOC 231 Intro to Sociology 3
Electives 15
Minimum Total hours 63

*Students are encouraged to enroll in math courses for which they have the background. The student can select MATH 142: College Algebra, MATH 134: Plane Trigonometry, MATH 135: Pre-Calculus, MATH 151: Calculus, or MATH 138: Applied Calculus as their first course in mathematics at CSC. MATH 142: College Algebra or higher math course and MATH 232: Applied Statistics are required for admission into the UNMC Radiography Program.
**Students who have not had high school chemistry are required to take MATH 121: Fundamental Chemistry prior to enrolling in CHEM 140/140L: General Chemistry.
***Students proficient in writing are encouraged to register for advanced composition courses. This includes ENG 239: Advanced Composition, ENG 339: Creative Writing, and ENG 333: News-Journalism.

As the admission requirements for Radiography may change after a student enters the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the pre-radiography advisor at Chadron State College and the appropriate program representative at the college of their choice at least once each year for the latest and legally binding program and admissions requirements.

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