Human Biology

The BS in human biology degree completion program is available to all current UWS DC program students and alumni. The design of the program is modeled after the general educational components of the traditional liberal arts biology major. The degree fulfills most bachelor’s degree requirements for graduate study, employment, or licensure. States that require a bachelor’s degree for chiropractic licensure are listed and updated on the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Board website. For current DC program students, credits for the BS degree come from a student’s previous undergraduate work (at least 135 quarter credits) and coursework from the basic sciences component of the chiropractic program, plus two evidence-informed practice courses. The credits from the DC program courses are dually-attributed to both the BS and DC degree.


The purpose of BS in human biology completion program is to equip students with a solid foundation in health and pre-medical sciences. The program also offers UWS chiropractic students and alumni a means by which to complete an undergraduate degree.

Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher at the completion of the BS degree requirements to be eligible to receive the BS degree. Students can apply to the bachelor’s program at any time and will receive a diploma when all requirements are met.Applicants who are currently enrolled in the UWS chiropractic program without a bachelor’s degree should apply for the BS in human biology degree during their 5th quarter term to be eligible for the master’s in sports medicine program in 6th quarter.


Winter 2022 BS Human Biology application:
Priority Application Deadline – January 21, 2022
Final Deadline – February 4, 2022

Spring 2022 BS Human Biology application opens on February 5.  Applicants may not apply before 2/5/2022:
Priority Application Deadline – April 22, 2022
Final Deadline – May 6, 2022

Summer 2022 BS Human Biology application opens on May 7.  Applicants may not apply before 5/7/2022:
Priority Application Deadline – July 22, 2022
Final Deadline – August 5, 2022

To apply, use the “Continue with UWS” button on the apply page and log in using the email you previously used to apply to UWS. Contact [email protected] if you have issues logging in and we will help you resolve the issue.