The human body contains an estimated 100 million cells and presents a world worthy of deep exploration. So, while learning about “biology” encompasses processes, systems, and changes among all living organisms, a “human” biology degree is an interdisciplinary study devoted to the complexity of being human.
Students earning a human biology degree focus on human:
The goal of this four-year degree is to fully understand the interconnected aspects of the human body’s process and development. Comprehending how the body’s systems work, develop, and adapt is essential to delivering preventive care and discovering ways to recuperate from injuries and diseases.
Although the bachelor of arts (B.A.) and bachelor of science (B.S.) degrees are both four-year degrees, they take different approaches to the subject matter. The wider survey of a subject is typical of a B.A., which would call for more courses like literature, sociology, philosophy, history, and languages.
A B.S. in human biology degree concentrates on humans and biology at deeper levels and is quite a bit more detailed than a B.A. degree. It’s ideal for those interested in scientific careers or medical roles that depend on close interaction with human patients.
Foundational courses in subjects such as anatomy, general and organic chemistry, and physiology, along with health and humanities courses, are a major part of the degree mix.
Those interested in professional healthcare positions will find a human biology degree, especially a B.S., is an excellent match for undergraduate programs described as pre-med, pre-dentistry, and pre-chiropractic.
Cleveland University-Kansas City offers a B.S. in Human Biology degree that its students often earn before entering the Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) program. Some students choose to pursue a B.S. in Human Biology while working toward their D.C. degree at the same time.
Located in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of more than 190,000 within the Kansas City metro area, CUKC is a nonprofit, private, chiropractic and health sciences university.
In addition to the human biology degree, our College of Health Sciences include also offers the Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Biological Sciences, along with two-year degrees (Associate of Applied Science) in Occupational Therapy Assistant and in Radiologic Technology. The Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) remains a CUKC cornerstone program. You can see all our degree options here.
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