The CSC Physical and Life Sciences Department delivers teaching of the highest caliber. Its five departments enjoy 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 Health Professions.
The Physical and Life Sciences Department is pleased to offer the following sites of interest: Chadron State College's first museum, The 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 Chadron State College 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. And the CSC Planetarium; a favorite of the young and old alike. The Math & Science Learning Center is also a great tool for teachers and college students.
Chadron State College is one of eight undergraduate institutions in the state to offer the Nebraska Biomedical Research Excellence program, known as INBRE.
In addition, Chadron State College hosts an informational health career day, Health Professions Day, for anyone interested in learning how to become a health care provider.