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While the secular world may place Christianity and science in juxtaposition, science is a Christian endeavor. Throughout nearly any scientific textbook (physics, biology, chemistry, genetics, astronomy, thermodynamics, etc.) Christian-influenced mathematicians and scientists pioneered much of the foundational research related to those disciplines. Synthesizing Christian and scientific understanding enhances the critical thinking skills needed by researchers and scientists.
Students completing the Bachelors of Science in Health Science program at Central Christian College of Kansas are instilled with the knowledge and practical skills required to pursue an advanced health-related degree. The Pre-Clinical track gives students a solid educational foundation in fundamental as well as health-related sciences. Central also ensures its health science graduates receive the foundational courses needed for admission to graduate-level clinical programs such as medicine, dentistry, optometry, and other health-related professions.
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Possible Career Paths
- High School Teacher – $60,320*
- Clinical Lab Technologist – $ 52,330*
- Mechanical Engineer – $87,370*
*O*Net – National Median Wage Data
Health Science Core (40 Credits –
16 hours upper level Natural Science/Math required)
NS-CH 111 College Chemistry I w/ Lab (4)
NS-CH 112 College Chemistry II w/ Lab (4)
NS-MA 111 Calculus I (4)
NS-PH 205 General Physics I w/ Lab (4)
NS-PH 206 General Physics II w/ Lab (4)
NS-SM 291 Natural Science Seminar (1)
NS-SM 491 Senior Seminar [Natural Science Capstone] (1)
Choose at least one:
NS-AP 493 Research Project [Natural Science] (2-4)
NS-AP 495 Internship [Natural Science] (2-4)
Choose at least one:
NS-BI 201 Invertebrate Zoology w/ Lab (4)
NS-BI 202 Vertebrate Zoology w/ Lab (4)
NS-BI 203 Plant Biology w/ Lab (4)
Health Science Electives
NS-BI 204 Anatomy & Physiology I w/ Lab (3)
NS-BI 205 Anatomy & Physiology II w/ Lab (3)
NS-BI 304 Microbiology w/ Lab (4)
NS-CH 307 Biochemistry w/ Lab (4)
NS-BI 310 Genetics w/ Lab (4)
NS-CH 311 Organic Chemistry I w/ Lab (4)
NS-CH 312 Organic Chemistry II w/ Lab (4)
NS-CH 360 Analytical Chemistry w/ Lab (4)
NS-CH 385 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry w/ Lab (4)
NS-CH 400 General Physical Chemistry w/ Lab (5)
Any SS-PY Courses
Bachelor of Science in natural science: health science = 120 Credit Hours
- 43 Credits – General Education
- 40 Credits – Health Science Core
- 16 Credits – Health Science Electives
- 21 Credits – Open Electives
- To demonstrate and apply knowledge of terms and concepts employed in the natural sciences.
- To apply the scientific method by being able to design, carry out, and write up scientific investigations.
- To be able to think critically and evaluate scientific ideas and investigations.
- To demonstrate laboratory skills and safety -, safety tests, MSDS knowledge.
- To demonstrate the use of and apply mathematical concepts.
- To demonstrate the ability to evaluate scientific ideas and studies.
- To articulate ethical positions on controversial scientific issues and apply them to a Biblical worldview.
- To demonstrate integrity and responsibility.
- To demonstrate an understanding of the Biblical admonition to subdue the earth and rule over its creatures (i.e. to be stewards of the creation) (Gen. 1:28).
The Central Christian College business student has multiple ways to enrich their educational experience through off-campus opportunities. The department regularly offers national and international travel opportunities to study various topics including economics, finance, culture, trade, and monetary systems. Arrangements can also be made to study with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) in their Best Semester program. CCC is also partnering with Students International where students have the opportunity to spend a semester in another country studying local culture, finance, economics, language, investment, entrepreneurship, etc.
This is a general inorganic chemistry course and includes detailed studies of the basics of chemistry, atomic and molecular structure, states of matter, solutions, chemical reactions, equilibrium, and nuclear chemistry. Laboratory activities support the classroom topics and also include safety, lab techniques and procedures, and instrumentation.
The first course (one semester) of a three semester sequence in calculus including studies of graphs, functions, limits, differentiation, and applications of differentiation, integration, and applications of integration.
This course is the first in a two-course sequence, which completes an eight semester hour college algebra based physics block. It meets the requirement for a basic professional level course supporting science majors not needing a calculus based physics course such as those going into pre-med. However, for those planning to take the MCAT, both semesters are needed. Topics covered include mechanics and fluids.
A study of the chemical and physical organization of cells, development, genetics, and a survey of invertebrates with an emphasis on comparative anatomy, morphology, and physiology. Also included is a study of evolutionary and creationist theories and concepts. It is designed to provide a foundation in animal biology for all those interested in further study in life sciences.
The first in a series of two courses designed to study the gross and micro structure and function of the major systems of the human body. This course will focus primarily on support and movement systems, communication, control, and integrative systems. This course is designed for students who need an introduction to anatomy and physiology. This includes those pursuing pre-medicine, pre-nursing, pre-physical therapy, pre-medical technology, sports science majors, and others who have an interest in the material.