RHOP

Degree Programs

General StudiesFifth-graders from Roosevelt Elementary in Scottsbluff, Neb., head toward the planetarium at Chadron State College's Math and Science Building March 8, 2009. The students visited Chadron State as part of a program designed to give minorities a taste of college life. (Photo by Daniel Binkard/Chadron State College)

The General Studies requirements for Chadron State College are available on a separate page for easy reference.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

Rural Health Opportunities Program

The Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) is a cooperative program between Chadron State College (CSC) and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). The purpose of the program is to recruit and educate traditional and non-traditional students from rural Nebraska who will return to practice in the rural areas of the state. This program represents a commitment and dedication to the education of Nebraskans and to provide quality health care to the citizens of the state. RHOP currently has options in medicine, dentistry, dental hygiene, pharmacy, medical technology, physical therapy, nursing, physician assistant, and radiography. Admission into each option of the program is competitive. Each participant accepted into the program receives automatic admission into the designated professional program upon successful completion of the appropriate curriculum at CSC. For information, application forms, admissions criteria, criteria for evaluation of progress in the program, and programs of study please contact the Health Professions Office at CSC.

Options

Clinical Laboratory Science

Includes three years of study at CSC, three months of study in the student clinical laboratory at UNMC in Omaha or Kearney, Nebraska, and nine months of clinical laboratory experiences in Omaha or at selected clinical sites in central and western Nebraska. The student will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from UNMC upon successful completion of this four year program.

Number Course Title Hours
Math*
MATH 142 College Algebra 4
MATH 232 Applied Statistics 3
Biology
BIOL 131 Fund. Cellular Biology 3
BIOL 139/139L General Zoology & Lab 3
BIOL 231/231L Anat. & Phys. I & Lab 4
BIOL 341/341L Microbiology & Lab 4
BIOL 323/323L Basic Hematology & Lab 2
BIOL 332 Genetics 3
BIOL 343/343L Parasitology & Lab 3
BIOL 412 Biotechnology 3
BIOL 430 Immunology 3
BIOL 456 Pathogenic Micro. & Lab 3
BIOL 443 Rural Health Issues 1
Chemistry***
CHEM 131/131L College Chem. I & Lab 4
CHEM 132/132L College Chem. II & Lab 5
CHEM 231/231L Intro to Org Chem. & Lab 4
CHEM 332/332L Analytical Inst. & Lab 3
CHEM 435/435L Biochemistry& Lab 4
Communications****
ENG 135 Composition I 3
ENG 137 Composition II 3
CA 125 Fund. Oral Comm. 3
Humanities
ENG 233 Elements of Literature 3
HUM 231 Patterns of the Present 3
Social Science
SOC 231 Intro to Sociology 3
PYSC 131 General Psychology 3
PHIL 231 Intro to Philosophy 3
Electives
Humanities, History or Political Science 3
Free Elective 3
Minimum hours at CSC 125

*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.

***Students who have not had high school chemistry are required to take Fundamental Chemistry (CHEM 121) before enrolling in College Chemistry I (CHEM 131 and 131L).

****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.

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

As the RHOP and UNMC Division of Medical Technology admission requirements may change after a student enters the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the pre-medical technology advisor for the Medical Technology Program at Chadron State College and the appropriate University of Nebraska Medical Center program representative at least once a year for the latest and legally binding program and admission requirements.

Dental Hygiene

Includes two years of coursework at CSC and two years of professional study at the Program in Dental Hygiene, College of Dentistry, West Division in Scottsbluff, NE. Upon successful completion of this four year program, a student will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from UNMC.

Number Course Title Hours
Biology
BIOL 131 Fund. Cell Biol 3
BIOL 139/139L General Zoology & Lab 3
BIOL 340/340L Human Anatomy & Lab 4
BIOL 341/341L Microbiology & Lab 4
BIOL 342/342L Human Physiology & Lab 4
BIOL 443 Rural Health Issues 1
Chemistry*
CHEM 140/140L Intro. to Chemistry & Lab 4
CHEM 231/231L Intro. to Org. Chem & Lab 4
Communications**
ENG 135 Composition I 3
ENG 137 Technical Writing 3
CA 125 Fund. Oral Comm. 3
Social Sciences
SOC 231 Intro. to Sociology 3
PSYC 131 General Psychology 3
Humanities
ENG 233 Elements of Literature 3
HUM 231 Humanistic Tradition 3
Family Consumer Science
FCS 247 Nutrition 3
Electives*** 12
(choose 12 hrs in two areas or 24 hrs in one area)
Elective Course Recommendations***
English
ENG 249 Creative Writing 3
ENG 340 Contemporary Literature 3
ENG 343 Literature & Philosophy 3
Humanities
HUM 331 Popular Culture 3
HUM 334 Intro to Film 3
PHIL 231 Intro. to Philosophy 3
Psychology
PSYC 232 Personal Adjustment 3
PSYC 234 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSYC 334 Develop. Psychology 3
PSYC 433 Abnormal Psychology 3
Sociology
ANTH 336 Intro. to Cultural Anth. 3
SOC 230 Society: Struct./Process 3
SOC 333 Marriage & the Family 3
SOC 334 Public Opinion & Prop. 3
SOC 335 Ethnic Maj./Min. Relat. 3
SOC 340 Social Change 3
Minimum hours at CSC 68

* Students who have not had High School Chemistry are required to take Fundamentals of Chemistry (CHEM 121) before enrolling in Intro. to Chemistry (CHEM 140).

** Students proficient in writing are encouraged to register for advanced composition courses. These would include Advanced Composition (ENG 239), Technical Writing I (ENG 137), and Creative Writing (ENG 339).

*** 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. To meet this requirement, the student must carefully select elective courses to add to the required courses.

Please consult with the RHOP dental hygiene academic advisor at Chadron State College for substitutions in this program of study.

As the RHOP and UNMC 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 appropriate academic advisor at Chadron State College and the appropriate University of Nebraska Medical Center program representative at least once each year for the latest and legally binding program and admission requirements.

Dentistry

Includes four years of study at CSC followed by four years of professional education at the College of Dentistry at UNMC. The student will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology from CSC.

Number Course Title Hours
Art (Choose one of the following)
ART 239 Elements of Art 3
ENG 233 Elements of English (Preferred) 3
MUS 235 Elements of Music 3
TH 235 Elements of Theatre 3
Biology
BIOL 131 Fund. of Cellular Biology 3
BIOL 138/138L General Botany & Lab 3
BIOL 139/139L General Zoology & Lab 3
BIOL 340/340L Human Anatomy & Lab 4
BIOL 332 Genetics 3
BIOL 341/341L Microbiology and Lab 4
BIOL 342/342L Human Physiology & Lab 4
BIOL 343/343L

BIOL 456/456L
Parasitology and Lab
or
Pathogenic Micro
3

3
BIOL 311 Biology Seminar I 1
BIOL 410 Biology Seminar II 1
BIOL 430 Immunology 3
BIOL 432/432L Molecular Biology and Lab 3
BIOL 443 Rural Health Issues 1
BIOL 449 Molecular Biology of the Cell 3
BIOL 458 Evolution 3
Chemistry*
CHEM 131/131L College Chem. I & Lab 4
CHEM 132/132L College Chem. II & Lab 4
CHEM 233/233L Organic Chem. I & Lab 4
CHEM 234/234L Organic Chem. II & Lab 4
CHEM 343/343L Analytical Chemistry & Lab 4
CHEM 435/435L Biochemistry & Lab 4
Communications
CA 125 Fund. Oral Comm. 3
Composition
ENG 135 Composition I*** 3
ENG 136 Composition II 3
Ethics (Choose one of the following)
BA 431 Professional Ethics 3
PHIL 333 Logic 3
PHIL 432 Ethics 3
PHIL 432 Biomedical Ethics 3
Global and Social Awareness (Choose two of the following)
AGRI 431, BIOL 448/448L, ECON 130, ECON 332, ENG 436,GEOG 300, GEOS 137, HIST 320,HUM 335, HUM 336, HUM 432, ITE 331, MUS 436, PS 332, PS 341, FCS 335 FCS 436, PHYS 421, PHYS 435, SS 323, SOC 230, SOC 335, SOC 340 3
Government
PS 231 American National Government 3
PS 341 Comparative Politics 3
Health & Wellness
FCS 247 Nutrition (Preferred) 3
HPER 233 Personal Health & Wellness 3
History (Choose two of the following)
HIST 231 U.S. History to 1877 3
HIST 232 U.S. History since 1877 3
HIST 233 Western Civilization I 3
HIST 234 Western Civilization II 3
HIST 236 Asian Cultural Realm 3
Humanities (Choose one of the following)
HUM 231 Humanistic Tradition 3
PHIL 231 Intro to Philosophy 3
Math****
MATH 138 Applied Calculus 3
MATH 232 Applied Statistics 3
Physical Activity (Choose two of the following)
HPER 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 110, 111, 112, 113, 115, 117, 118, 119, 202, 203, 205, 206, 208, 210, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 218, 219 2
Physics*****
PHYS 241/241L University Physics I and Lab 5
PHYS 242/242L University Physics II and Lab 5
Psychology
PSYC 131 General Psychology 3
PSYC 334

PSYC 430
Developmental Psyc.
or
Physiological Psyc.
3
Electives 6
Minimum of 45 hours at 300/400 level. Elective courses may be selected from any area of the CSC catalog with advisor consultation. Courses in Business, Psychology and Communications are strongly recommended.
Minimum hours at CSC 125

A student successfully completing this curriculum and completing 125 credit hours including 45 hours at the 300/400 level will earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology-Human Biology Option from Chadron State College.

* 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 interested in other communications 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).

*** 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 320: Grammar & Linguistics.

**** Students are encouraged to enroll in the math courses for which they have the background. The student can select MATH 141: Intermediate Algebra , MATH 142: College Algebra, MATH 134: Plane Trigonometry, MATH 135: Pre-Calculus, MATH 138: Applied Calculus, or MATH 151: Calculus I as their first course in mathematics at Chadron State College. Applied Statistics requires two years of high school Algebra or College Algebra.

***** Math 138 or Math 151 are required prior to enrolling in this course. A strong background in Calculus is essential for success in these courses.

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

As RHOP, CSC graduation and UNMC College of Dentistry admission requirements may change after a student enters the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the appropriate Academic Advisor at Chadron State College and the appropriate program representative at the University of Nebraska Medical Center at least once each year for the latest legally binding graduation and admission requirements.

Medicine

Includes four years of study at CSC followed by four years of professional education at the College of Medicine at UNMC. The student will follow a prescribed four-year program of study at CSC that will satisfy the requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from CSC. The M.D. degree will be awarded by UNMC upon successful completion of the professional program.

Number Course Title Hours
Arts (Choose one of the following)
ART 239 Elements of Art 3
ENG 233 Elements of English (Preferred) 3
MUS 235 Elements of Music 3
TH 235 Elements of Theatre 3
Biology
BIOL 131 Fund. of Cellular Biology 3
BIOL 138/138L General Botany & Lab 3
BIOL 139/139L General Zoology & Lab 3
BIOL 340/340L Human Anatomy & Lab 4
BIOL 332 Genetics 3
BIOL 341/341L Microbiology and Lab 4
BIOL 342/342L Human Physiology & Lab 4
BIOL 343/343L


BIOL 456/456L

Parasitology and Lab
or
Pathogenic MicroBiol


3

3
BIOL 311 Biology Seminar I 1
BIOL 410 Biology Seminar II 1
BIOL 430 Immunology 3
BIOL 432/432L Molecular Biology and Lab 3
BIOL 443 Rural Health Issues 1
BIOL 449 Molecular Biology of the Cell 3
BIOL 458 Evolution 3
Chemistry*
CHEM 131/131L Coll. Chem. I & Lab 4
CHEM 132/132L Coll. Chem. II & Lab 4
CHEM 233/233L Org. Chem. I & Lab 4
CHEM 234/234L Org. Chem. II & Lab 4
CHEM 435/435L BioChemistry & Lab 4
Communications**
CA 125 Fund. Oral Comm. 3
Composition
ENG 135 Composition I*** 3
ENG 136 Composition II 3
Ethics (Choose one of the following)
BA 431 Professional Ethics 3
PHIL 333 Logic 3
PHIL 432 Ethics 3
PHIL 432 Biomedical Ethics 3
Global and Social Awareness (Choose two of the following)
AGRI 431, BIOL 448/448L, ECON 130, ECON 332, ENG 436,GEOG 300, GEOS 137, HIST 320,HUM 335, HUM 336, HUM 432, ITE 331, MUS 436, PS 332, PS 341, FCS 335 FCS 436, PHYS 421, PHYS 435, SS 323, SOC 230, SOC 335, SOC 340 3
Government
PS 231 American National Government 3
PS 341 Comparative Politics 3
Health & Wellness
FCS 247 Nutrition (Preferred) 3
HPER 233 Personal Health & Wellness 3
History (Choose two of the following)
HIST 231 U.S. History to 1877 3
HIST 232 U.S. History since 1877 3
HIST 233 Western Civilization I 3
HIST 234 Western Civilization II 3
HIST 236 Asian Cultural Realm 3
Humanities (Choose one of the following)
HUM 231 Humanistic Tradition 3
PHIL 231 Intro to Philosophy 3
Math****
MATH 138 Applied Calculus 3
MATH 232 Applied Statistics 3
Physical Activity (Choose two of the following)
HPER 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 110, 111, 112, 113, 115, 117, 118, 119, 202, 203, 205, 206, 208, 210, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 218, 219 2
Physics*****
PHYS 241/241L University Physics I and Lab 5
PHYS 242/242L University Physics II and Lab 5
Psychology
PSYC 131 General Psychology 3
PSYC 334

PSYC 430
Developmental Psyc.
or
Physiological Psyc.
3
Electives 6
Minimum of 45 hours at 300/400 level. Elective courses may be selected from any area of the CSC catalog with advisor consultation. Courses in Business, Psychology and Communications are strongly recommended.
Minimum hours at CSC 125

A student successfully completing this curriculum and completing 125 credit hours including 45 hours at the 300/400 level will earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology-Human Biology Option from Chadron State College.

*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 interested in other communcations 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).

*** 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 320: Grammar & Linguistics.

**** Students are encouraged to enroll in the math courses for which they have the background. The student can select MATH 141: Intermediate Algebra , MATH 142: College Algebra, MATH 134: Plane Trigonometry, MATH 135: Pre-Calculus, MATH 138: Applied Calculus, or MATH 151: Calculus I as their first course in mathematics at Chadron State College. Applied Statistics requires two years of high school Algebra or College Algebra.

***** Math 138 or Math 151 are required prior to enrolling in this course. A strong background in Calculus is essential for success in these courses.

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

As the RHOP, CSC degree or graduation, and the UNMC College of Medicine admission requirements may change after a student enters the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the registrar and the pre-medicine advisor at CSC as well as the appropriate program representative at the UNMC College of Medicine at least once each year for the latest and legally binding program, graduation, and admission requirements.

Pre-Nursing

Includes one and a half years to two academic years of coursework at CSC, and five semesters of professional study at the Scottsbluff Campus of the UNMC College of Nursing. Upon completion of this program, a student will receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from UNMC.

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

PSYC 438
Applied Statistics
or
Intro to Behavorial Statistics
3
PSYC 438 Basic Statistical Methods 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
SOC 230 Global Comparisons 3
Psychology and Human Growth and Development
PSYC 131 General Psychology 3
PSYC 334 Development Psychology 3
Nutrition - Wellness
FCS 247 Nutrition 3
Family & Human Behavior**
FCS 320

FCS 335
Aging and Death
or
Families in Society
3
Culture, Race, Ethnicity & Gender**
HUM 335

SOC 335

BIOL 448/448L
World Religions
or
Ethnic and Minority Group
or
Ethnobotany & Lab
3
One Course Selected From Selected Categories Listed Above 3
Free Electives (Any Courses Selected From the Chadron State catalog) 3
Minimum total 64

*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.

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.

Pharmacy

Pharmacy Includes three years of coursework at CSC, three years of professional study at the College of Pharmacy at UNMC in Omaha, and one year of clerkships in rural Nebraska. Upon successful completion of this seven year program, the student will qualify for the Bachelor of Science in Health Science upon successful completion of the first year of the professional program, and will receive a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UNMC College of Pharmacy.

Number Course Title Hours
Math
MATH 151 Calculus I 5
MATH 232 Applied Stats. 3
Biology
BIOL 131 Fund. Cell. Biol. 3
BIOL 139/139L Gen. Zoo. & Lab 3
BIOL 340/340L Human Anatomy & Lab 4
BIOL 342/342L Human Physiology & Lab 4
BIOL 332 Genetics 3
BIOL 443 Rural Health Issues 1
BIOL 449/449L Molecular Biology & Lab 4
BIOL 412 Biotechnology 3
Chemistry*
CHEM 131/131L Coll. Chem. I & Lab 4
CHEM 132/132L Coll. Chem. II & Lab 4
CHEM 233/233L Org. Chem. I & Lab 4
CHEM 234/234L Org. Chem. II & Lab 4
CHEM 341/341L Analyt. Chem. & Lab** 4
CHEM 435/435L BioChemistry & Lab 4
Communications
CA 125 Fund. Oral Comm. 3
ENG 135 Composition I 3
ENG 136 Composition II 3
Humanities**
ENG 233 Elements of Literature 3
HUM 231 Humanistic Tradition 3
Social Science
PSYC 131 General Psychology 3
PSYC 334 Developmental Psyc 3
Business
ACTG 241 Accounting I 3
ECON 231 Microeconomics**** 3
Physics*****
PHYS 241/241L University Physics I & Lab 5
PHYS 242/242L University Physics II & Lab 5
Ethics
PHIL 333

PHIL 432

PHIL 433
Logic
or
Ethics
or
Biomedical Ethics
3
Minimum total hours 101
The first year of the program at UNMC College of Pharmacy 35
Minimum total 136

A student successfully completing this curriculum and the first year of the College of Pharmacy program at UNMC will earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Sciences-Pre-Pharmacy Option from Chadron State College.

*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, or ENG 339: Creative Writing.

***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.

*****5. 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.

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

As the RHOP and UNMC College of Pharmacy admission requirements 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 UNMC College of Pharmacy at least once each year for the latest and legally binding program and admissions requirements.

Physical Therapy

Includes four years of study at CSC, three years of basic medical science and clinical training at UNMC in Omaha, Nebraska, and a semester of clinical experiences in western Nebraska. The student will receive a Bachelor of Science degree with a comprehensive major in Human Biology from Chadron State College upon successful completion of the first year of the professional program, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from UNMC upon successful completion of the professional program.

Number Course Title Hours
MATH 134

MATH 138
Plane Trigonometry (recommended)
or
Applied Calculus
3
MATH 232 Applied Statistics 3
Biology
BIOL 131 Fund. Cellular Biology 3
BIOL 139/139L General Zoo and Lab 3
BIOL 340/340L Human Anatomy & Lab 4
BIOL 311 Biology Seminar I 1
BIOL 332 Genetics 3
BIOL 341/341L Microbiology and Lab 4
BIOL 342/342L Human Physiology & Lab 4
BIOL 410 Biology Seminar II 1
BIOL 433/433L Analysis/Human Movement & Lab 4
BIOL 443 Rural Health Issues 1
BIOL 449 Molecular Biology of the Cell 3
BIOL 456/456L Pathogenic Microbiology & Lab 3
Chemistry**
CHEM 131/131L College Chemistry I & Lab 4
CHEM 132/132L College Chemistry II & Lab 4
CHEM 231/231L Intro to Org. Chem & Lab 4
CHEM 435/435L Biochemistry & Lab 4
Physics
PHYS 241/241L University Physics I & Lab 5
PHYS 242/242L University Physics II & Lab 5
English & Humanities
ENG 135 Composition I*** 3
ENG 136 Composition II 3
ENG 233 Elements of English (Preferred) 3
HUM 231 Humanistic Tradition 3
CA 125 Fund. of Oral Communication** 3
Psychology
PSYC 131 General Psychology 3
PSYC 334 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC 433 Abnormal Psychology 3
Social Science
SOC 231 Intro. to Sociology 3
Philosophy
PHIL 231 Intro. to Philosophy 3
Electives 9
Minimum total 90
First year of professional school 35
Minimum total 125

The Bachelor of Science Degree in the Health Sciences-Pre-Physical Therapy Option is granted by CSC upon the successful completion of the first year of an accredited professional program in physical therapy.

* 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 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).

*** 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 320: Grammar & Linguistics.

**** Students are encouraged to enroll in the math courses for which they have the background. The student can select MATH 141: Intermediate Algebra , MATH 142: College Algebra, MATH 134: Plane Trigonometry, MATH 135: Pre-Calculus, MATH 138: Applied Calculus, or MATH 151: Calculus I as their first course in mathematics at Chadron State College. Applied Statistics requires two years of high school Algebra or College Algebra.

***** 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 RHOP, CSC degree or graduation, and the UNMC College of Medicine admission requirements may change after a student enters the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the registrar and the pre-medicine advisor at CSC as well as the appropriate program representative at the UNMC College of Medicine at least once each year for the latest and legally binding program, graduation, and admission requirements.

Physician Assistant

Includes four years of study at CSC, thirteen months of basic medical sciences and clinical training in the Physician Assistant Program at UNMC in Omaha, Nebraska, followed by fifteen months at UNMC in Omaha or at selected clinical sites in western Nebraska. The student may receive a Bachelor of Science degree from CSC upon successful completion of the first year of physician assistant school.

Number Course Title Hours
Arts (Choose one of the following)
ART 239 Elements of Art 3
ENG 233 Elements of English (preferred) 3
MUS 235 Elements of Music 3
TH 235 Elements of Theatre 3
Biology
BIOL 131 Fund. of Cellular Biology 3
BIOL 138/138L General Botany & Lab 3
BIOL 139/139L General Zoology & Lab 3
BIOL 340/340L Human Anatomy & Lab 4
BIOL 332 Genetics 3
BIOL 341/341L Microbiology and Lab 4
BIOL 342/342L Human Physiology & Lab 4
BIOL 432/432L Developmental Biology & Lab 3
BIOL 311 Biology Seminar I 1
BIOL 410 Biology Seminar II 1
BIOL 430 Immunology 3
BIOL 432/432L Molecular Biology and Lab 3
BIOL 443 Rural Health Issues 1
BIOL 456/456L Pathogenic MicroBiol 3
Chemistry*
CHEM 131/131L College Chem. I & Lab 4
CHEM 132/132L College Chem. II & Lab 4
CHEM 231/231L Intro to Organic Chemistry & Lab 4
CHEM 435/435L Biochemistry & Lab 4
Communications
CA 125 Fund. Oral Comm.** 3
Composition***
ENG 135 Composition I 3
ENG 136 Composition II 3
Ethics (Choose one of the following)
BA 431 Professional Ethics 3
PHIL 333 Logic 3
PHIL 432 Ethics 3
PHIL 432 Biomedical Ethics 3
Global and Social Awareness (Choose two of the following)
AGRI 431, BIOL 448/448L, ECON 130, ECON 332, ENG 436,GEOG 300, GEOS 137, HIST 320,HUM 335, HUM 336, HUM 432, ITE 331, MUS 436, PS 332, PS 341, FCS 335 FCS 436, PHYS 421, PHYS 435, SS 323, SOC 230, SOC 335, SOC 340 3
Government
PS 231 American National Government 3
Health & Wellness
FCS 247 Nutrition (Preferred) 3
HPER 233 Personal Health & Wellness 3
History (Choose two of the following)
HIST 231 U.S. History to 1877 3
HIST 232 U.S. History since 1877 3
HIST 233 Western Civilization I 3
HIST 234 Western Civilization II 3
HIST 236 Asian Cultural Realm 3
Humanities (Choose one of the following)
HUM 231 Humanistic Tradition 3
PHIL 231 Intro to Philosophy 3
Math***
MATH 138 Applied Calculus 3
MATH 232 Applied Statistics 3
Physical Activity (Choose two of the following)
HPER 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 110, 111, 112, 113, 115, 117, 118, 119, 202, 203, 205, 206, 208, 210, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 218, 219 2
Psychology
PSYC 131 General Psychology 3
PSYC 334

PSYC 430
Developmental Psyc.
or
Physiological Psyc.
3
Electives 6
Minimum of 45 hours at 300/400 level. Elective courses may be selected from any area of the CSC catalog with advisor consultation. Courses in Business, Psychology and Communications are strongly recommended.
Minimum hours at CSC 125

A student successfully completing this curriculum and completing 125 credit hours including 45 hours at the 300/400 level will earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology-Human Biology Option from Chadron State College.

* 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 interested in other communications 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).

*** 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 320: Grammar & Linguistics.

**** Students are encouraged to enroll in the math courses for which they have the background. The student can select MATH 141: Intermediate Algebra , MATH 142: College Algebra, MATH 134: Plane Trigonometry, MATH 135: Pre-Calculus, MATH 138: Applied Calculus, or MATH 151: Calculus I as their first course in mathematics at Chadron State College. Applied Statistics requires two years of high school Algebra or College Algebra.

***** Math 138 or Math 151 are required prior to enrolling in this course. A strong background in Calculus is essential for success in these courses.

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

As the RHOP, CSC graduation, and the UNMC admission requirements may change after a student enters the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the pre-Physician Assistant Advisor at CSC as well as the appropriate program representative in the Physician Assistant Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center at least once each year for the latest and legally binding program, graduation, and admission requirements.

Radiography

Includes two years of courses at CSC followed by two years of professional study in the Radiation Sciences Technology Program within the School of Allied Health at UNMC in Omaha. Upon successful completion of this four year program, the student will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Radiation Science Technology from UNMC.

Number Course Title Hours
Biology
BIOL 131 Fund. Cell. Biol. 3
BIOL 221 Bioterminology 2
BIOL 231/231L Anat. & Phys. & Lab 4
BIOL 443 Rural Health Issues 1
Chemistry**
CHEM 140/140L Gen. Chem. & Lab 4
English & Humanities
ENG 135 Composition I**** 3
ENG 136 Composition II 3
HUM 231 Humanistic Tradition 3
CA 125 Fund. of Oral Comm. 3
Math*
MATH 138 Applied Calc 3
MATH 142 College Algebra (recommended) 4
MATH 232 Applied Statistics 3
Physics***
PHYS 241/241L University Physics I & Lab 5
PHYS 242/242L University Physics II & Lab 5
Psychology
PSYC 131 General Psychology 3
Sociology
SOC 231 Intro to Sociology 3
Electives 15
Minimum total 67

*Students are encouraged to enroll in math courses for which they have the background. The student can select MATH 141: Intermediate Algebra, 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.

***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 ENG 239: Advanced Composition, ENG 339: Creative Writing.

Please consult with the RHOP Radiography Advisor at CSC for substitutions in this course schedule.

As the RHOP and UNMC 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 UNMC Radiography Program at least once each year for the latest and legally binding program and admissions requirements.