Human Biology FAQs
What are the Human Biology admissions requirements for new students?
You can learn more about admissions requirements here.
What are the Human Biology admissions requirements for UWS alumni?
BS degree applications submitted by UWS DC program alumni will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Graduates who have not completed the evidence-informed practice course sequence will be required to take additional courses in order to meet the learning objectives of the program. These additional courses are biostatistics, baccalaureate writing preparation, and the baccalaureate project preparation seminars.
These courses must be taken in sequence except for biostatistics, which can be taken at any time. These additional courses are graded on a Pass/No Pass basis. These courses can be completed from a distance and take approximately 6 to 12 months to complete. Students can enroll in fall, winter, spring, or summer.
It is possible to be exempt from the biostatistics course if an elementary statistics course was taken at another regionally-accredited institution and passed with a C or better and was not used to fulfill the physics requirement for entry into the chiropractic program. The other courses must be completed through UWS.
How does my credit transfer?
Up to 135 credits toward the bachelor’s degree are accepted from any regionally-accredited college or university. A maximum of 12 quarter credits of vocational/technical credits are accepted. Credit by examination through testing programs such as CLEP, DANTES, NY Board of Regents College Examination, or college challenge exams are accepted for humanities and social science credits. These credits must be listed on a transcript from an institution with regional accreditation. The following types of credit are not accepted toward the degree:
- Courses numbered below college level (e.g., remedial courses or courses below 100 in the course numbering system)
- Repeated courses
- Courses completed at an institution that is not regionally-accredited
- Courses taken as non-credit
- ESL courses not completed at a regionally-accredited institution
- Continuing Education courses
How do I remain eligible for the degree?
A student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher at the completion of the BS degree requirements to be eligible to receive the degree. Transfer credits from prior undergraduate courses will not contribute to the cumulative GPA, unless they are from courses offered through UWS (e.g., online undergraduate courses, courses from the massage program). For current chiropractic program students, continuing enrollment in the BS program is contingent upon eligibility for continuing enrollment in the DC program through the first five quarters of the program. Students transferring to UWS from another chiropractic or health-professions school who apply to the bachelor’s program will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Also, students must complete at least the last 25 percent of the credits for the degree while in residence as a matriculated student at UWS in order to be eligible.