The Chadron State College Physical and Life Sciences department delivers teaching of the highest caliber. Its four programs have a reputation for excellence in the physical and life sciences, as well as in the medical and environmental sciences. Its academic staff educates students of high academic merit and potential, developing their ability to solve major scientific problems, and equipping them for a wide range of careers; including the Pre-Health Professions. The Physical and Life Sciences department is pleased to offer the following sites of interest: CSC’s first museum, Eleanor Barbour Cook Museum was conceived in 1938 by college president Robert Elliott in discussions with celebrated vertebrate paleontologist E.H. Barbour and Barbour's daughter and CSC's first geology professor, Eleanor Barbour Cook. The CSC High Plains Herbarium is proud to display the largest physical plant record of the flora of Western Nebraska and surrounding areas including the historic Sand Hills region. The CSC Planetarium is a favorite of people of all ages.
In addition, CSC hosts an informational health career day, Health Professions Showcase, for anyone interested in learning how to become a health care provider.