Bachelor's Degrees

Bachelor of Science Degrees &
General Education

Logan University offers a variety of ways students can earn their Bachelor of Science degree or earn college credit with advanced science courses.


  • Bachelor's in Human Biology

    Bachelor's in Human Biology

    Logan's Human Biology program is offered on campus and online for students interested in entering the health care workforce or pursing professional programs such as medicine, osteopathy, podiatry, chiropractic or dentistry.

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  • Bachelor's in Life Science

    Bachelor's in Life Science

    This program allows students to enter as a first-time freshman or transfer student and earn a Bachelor’s degree while earning credits towards Logan’s Doctor of Chiropractic degree, which allows students to earn both degrees more quickly and save on overall tuition costs.

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  • Undergraduate Courses

    Non-Degree Courses

    Logan offers a variety of ways students can complete bachelor degree coursework. Classes are held on campus and online and include the Flexible Accelerated Science Track (FAST) class options.

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General Education

  • General Education Framework

    Logan University promotes learning through liberal arts integration within discipline directed education. We want our graduates to become well-rounded citizens that are proficient in their field of study and have skills in quantitative reasoning, effective communication, appreciation of fine arts, experience models of scientific, historical and societal inquiry, apply information management, and gain knowledge in intercultural diversity concepts.

    In order to support the June 2000 Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education (CBHE) guidelines for transfer of general education, Logan University’s general education plan consists of a common core of curriculum offerings necessary to equip graduates for successful and fulfilled lives as educated and active citizens.

    The Curriculum

    Three courses in English/Communications (9 credit hours)
    To develop students’ effective use of the English language and quantitative and other symbolic systems essential to their success in school and in the world. Students should be able to read and listen critically and to write and speak with thoughtfulness, clarity, coherence and persuasiveness.

    Three courses in Social & Behavioral Sciences (9 credit hours)
    To develop students’ understanding of themselves and the world around them through study of content and the processes used by historians and social and behavioral scientists to discover, describe, explain, and predict human behavior and social systems. Students must understand the diversities and complexities of the cultural and social world, past and present, and come to an informed sense of self and others.

    Three courses in Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)
    To develop students’ understanding of the ways in which humans have addressed their condition through imaginative work in the humanities and fine arts; to deepen their understanding of how that imaginative process is informed and limited by social, cultural, linguistic, and historical circumstances; and to appreciate the world of the creative imagination as a form of knowledge.

    Two courses in Mathematics (6 credit hours)
    To develop students’ understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts and their applications. Students should develop a level of quantitative literacy that would enable them to make decisions and solve problems and which could serve as a basis for continued learning.

    Two courses with labs in Life and Physical Sciences (8 Credit hours)
    To develop students’ understanding of the principles and laboratory procedures of life and physical sciences and to cultivate their abilities to apply the empirical methods of scientific inquiry. Students should understand how scientific discovery changes theoretical views of the world, informs our imaginations, and shapes human history. Students should also understand that science is shaped by historical and social contexts.

    Two courses in Other Knowledge Areas (6 credit hours)
    Electives – additional courses that fulfill the general education requirement; may include other humanities, management, math, natural sciences, and/or social sciences courses.

    Three courses in Integrated Health (9 credit hours)
    To develop students’ understanding of the future trends in healthcare, learn medical terminology, and to develop a cultural awareness in healthcare.

  • General Education Course Descriptions
    General Education Course Descriptions
    January - August 2018 Catalog

    APAS03101 Introduction to Adapted Activity and Sports
    3 credit hours

    This online course is a basic introduction to adapted activity and sport. The course will focus on the basic rules, guidelines and techniques of various adapted games and sport.  The course will also provide a brief introduction to current trends in adapted activity and sport as well as community resources for individuals interested in participated in adapted activity and sport. 
    Pre-requisites: N/A

    APAS03102 Adapted Physical Activity Programming
    3 credit hours

    The course will cover current principles of inclusive physical activity, program planning, program implementation, and application of common inclusive practices. The course will also incorporate current exercise testing, and prescription practices in an inclusive setting.
    Pre-requisites: N/A

    BIOL01111 General Biology I
    3 credit hours

    This course introduces the principles and concepts of biology. Emphasis is on scientific inquiry, basic biological chemistry, cell structure and function, metabolism and energy transformation, cell division, genetics, molecular genetics and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate understanding of life at the molecular and cellular levels.
    Prerequisites: N/A

    BIOL0L111 General Biology I Lab
    1 credit hour

    The laboratory reinforces and provides supplemental information related to the lecture topics related to the principles and concepts of biology.
    Prerequisites: N/A

    BIOL01112 General Biology II
    3 credit hours

    This course reinforces concepts introduced in General Biology I. Emphasis is placed on evolution, classification of organisms, biodiversity, plant and animal systems, ecology, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate comprehension of life at the organismal and ecological levels.
    Prerequisites: General Biology I (or equivalent)

    BIOL0L112 General Biology II Lab
    1 credit hour

    The laboratory reinforces and provides supplemental information related to the lecture topics related to the principles and concepts of biology.
    Prerequisites: General Biology I Lab (or equivalent)

    BIOL03101 Environmental Biology
    3 credit hours

    This course introduces environmental processes and the influence of human activities upon them. 
    Topics include environmental sustainability, ecology and evolution, population growth, natural resources, and a focus on current environmental problems from scientific, social, political, and economic perspectives.
    Pre-requisites: N/A

    BIOL03103 Histology
    3 credit hours

    This course provides an in-depth look at the microscopic structure of the vertebrate body. Study of cells, tissues and organs will provide an understanding of the complex nature of the relationship between form and function in vertebrates. 
    Pre-requisites: General Biology I (or equivalent)

    BMEC02102 Biomechanics of the Human Body
    3 credit hours

    This course provides extensive information and application of physical laws and human movement analysis.  Topics discussed will include Newton’s Law, ground and fluid forces, power, energy, torque, levers and gravity. Projects of analyzing sport skills will be performed. 
    Prerequisite: MATH01102 College Algebra (or equivalent)
    KINE02101 Kinesiology 


    CHEM01111 College Chemistry I (15wk)            
    3 credit hours

    This course is structured in such a way as to provide the student with a solid background in the fundamentals of general chemistry to serve as a basis for subsequent courses as well as for clinical courses much later in a student’s curriculum. A firm understanding of general chemistry is necessary to assure the student is equipped to make sound scientific judgements with respect to the technical challenges he/she will encounter during their career.
    Prerequisite: N/A
     
    CHEM0L111 College Chemistry I Lab (15wks)            
    1 credit hour 

    This laboratory course accompanies the College Chemistry I course and includes exercises demonstrating lecture topics.
    Prerequisites: N/A

    CHEM01112 College Chemistry II (15wks)
    3 credit hours

    In this course, students will learn and understand the properties of solutions, chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, acid/ base chemistry, buffers, and solubility. 
    Prerequisite: College Chemistry I

    CHEM0L112 College Chemistry II Lab (15wks)
    1 credit hour

    This laboratory course accompanies the College Chemistry I course and includes exercises demonstrating lecture topics.
    Prerequisites: College Chemistry I Lab

    CHRO01101 History of Chiropractic
    3 credit hours

    This course traces the evolution of chiropractic from its beginning to its current worldwide presence.  Emphasis is given to the intellectual and institutional growth, as well as the individuals responsible for the initial development and later acceptance of chiropractic.  In the second half of the course, the history of Logan College of chiropractic is discussed.
    Prerequisites: N/A

    COMM01101 Introduction to Public Speaking
    3 credit hours

    This course is a basic introduction to speech communication, emphasizing the practical skill of public speaking and critical listening.  Civility and ethical speech-making are the foundations of this course.  Students will practice techniques in researching, organizing, and delivering speeches in various contexts.  Cultural conventions of speech, perceptions of others, verbal and nonverbal messages, and techniques of oral presentation and persuasion will be evaluated and practiced to enhance student success in typical public speaking situations.
    Prerequisites: N/A

    ENGL01101 Business Writing for a Social Media World
    3 credit hours

    This course is a basic writing course that focuses on communication and business writing in a social media world. Students will learn how the world sees them “online” and how to improve their ability to create strong, pertinent communication.
    Prerequisites: N/A

    ENGL01201 College Composition I
    3 credit hours

    In this course, students will learn each phase of the writing process through a variety of writing topics, activities, and written assignments.  Students will also review composition basics by completing exercises in the textbook.  A comprehensive research paper project, in APA documentation format, will also be completed. 
    Prerequisites: N/A

    ENGL01202 College Composition II
    3 credit hours

    This course allows students to write about more complex underlying themes, including a narrative essay, a descriptive essay, a comparison/contrast essay and a persuasive argumentative essay.  Students will also learn the rules associated with APA style. In addition, students will learn how to study and analyze various readings. The textbook required for this course will assist students in the grammar and writing requirements. 
    Prerequisites: College Composition I or equivalent

    ENGL02101 Introduction to Literature
    3 credit hours

    Students will examine written works in three major genres (fiction, poetry, and drama), specifically how a written work qualifies as a specific genre and focusing on the work for its technical aspects.  Students will assess literary works searching for a continuity of ideas amongst writers.  When studied together, the three major genres serve as an avenue for understanding the self, comparing and contrasting human values, and drawing conclusions about the world in an historical context. 
    Prerequisites: College Composition II or equivalent

    HLTS02101 Future Trends in Healthcare
    3 credit hours

    This course is designed to address contemporary forces shaping healthcare design and delivery in the United States. Students will explore a wide range of topics, examine current best practices and investigate forecasted future trends in healthcare.
    Prerequisites: N/A

    HLTS02102 Cultural Awareness in Healthcare
    3 credit hours

    Extraordinary demographic trends in the United States are creating a demand for culturally competent healthcare providers as a means to reduce health disparities. This course is designed to increase students’ level of awareness and acceptance of the role of culture on health perceptions, access, and utilization of health services. Students explore issues facing healthcare providers and methods of integrating cultural factors into patient care as a means to practice effectively in a diverse society.
    Prerequisites: N/A

    HUMS01101 Styles of Jazz
    3 credit hours

    The style of music called jazz is one of the gifts from the United States to the world. This music is the basis for much of the 20th century’s popular music, film scores, Broadway show scores, and to some ears formal (classical) music. The origins and development of the styles of jazz will be explored.
    Prerequisites: N/A

    KINE02101 Kinesiology
    3 credit hours

    This course will cover concepts and the study of muscles as they are involved in the science of human movement.  As kinesiology is the study of movement, performance, and function, both skeletal and muscular structures will be covered.  Information will also be presented on how to strengthen and stretch most of the muscles.
    Prerequisites: N/A

    MATH01102 College Algebra
    3 credit hours

    This course presents algebraic concepts, techniques, and applications including polynomial and rational expressions, linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, absolute value, functions and graphs, exponential and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations and inequalities.
    Prerequisites: N/A

    MATH2103 Statistics
    3 credit hours

    This course presents a survey of basic statistical methods, including descriptive statistics, introductory probability theory, correlation and regression analysis, and introductory inferential statistical methods of estimation and hypothesis testing.
    Pre-requisites: College Algebra (or equivalent)

    MEDT01101 Medical Terminology
    3 credit hours

    This is a programmed approach to the learning of scientific/medical terminology.  It is designed to acquaint students with scientific vocabulary encountered in the various division courses and to enable the learner to interpret and understand complex medical terms.
    Prerequisites: N/A

    NUTR04101 Human Nutrition
    3 credit hours

    This course is an advanced view of nutrition in human systems that include nutrients and nourishment, the influence of diet on health as well as disease outcomes, and the roles of food in lifestyle. Basic knowledge of clinical human nutrition fundamentals are covered.
    Pre-requisites: N/A

    NUTR04201 Sport and Exercise Nutrition
    3 credit hours

    Students will understand the scientific basis for the role of nutrition in physical performance. Students will be able to describe and contrast how macronutrients contribute to body composition, energy, and performance. They will also be able to explain the role of micronutrients in metabolism during physical activity and recovery. Supplements, ergogenic aids and nutritional strategies for improving sport performance will be compared.
    Pre-requisites: N/A

    PATH04101 Pathology I
    3 credit hours

    This course represents the study of basic pathology processes that underlie all disease such as cellular pathology, inflammation and repair, fluid and hemodynamic derangements, neoplasia, and the study of genetic immunologic, metabolic and deficiency, infections, environmental, pediatric and geriatric diseases.
    Pre-requisites: Anatomy & Physiology II (or equivalent)

    PATH04201 Pathology II
    3 credit hours

    This course represents the study of diseases affecting specific organs and their systems such as cardiovascular; respiratory; ear, nose, throat; ophthalmic; alimentary tract including oral cavity; lymphoid and hemopoietic tissues; liver; pancreas and biliary tract; endocrine; urinary; male and female genital; nervous system; musculoskeletal; and integument.
    Pre-requisites: Pathology I (or equivalent)

    PHIL01101 Medical Ethics
    3 credit hours

    This course addresses moral problems confronting health care practitioners, patients, and the public concern with medical treatment, research, and public health policy. Topics include abortion, living wills, euthanasia, genetic engineering, patient rights, human experimentation, and allocation of medical resources.
    Prerequisites: N/A

    PHYS01111 College Physics I  (15 wks)
    3 credit hours

    This course is an introduction to physics concepts, kinetics, mechanics, dynamics, circular motion, work, energy, linear momentum, rotational motion, static equilibrium, fluids, vibration, waves, and sound. 
    Prerequisites: College Algebra

    PHYS0L111 College Physics I Lab (15 wks)
    1 credit hours

    This laboratory course accompanies the Physics I course and includes exercises demonstrating lecture topics.
    Prerequisites: College Algebra

    PHYS01112 College Physics II (15 wks)
    3 credit hours

    This course addresses temperature and kinetic theory, heat, laws of thermodynamics, electric charge and potential, electric fields, electric currents, magnetism, electromagnetic induction and waves, light, the theory of relativity, and quantum theory. 
    Prerequisites: Physics I or equivalent

    PHYS0L112 College Physics II Lab (15 wks)
    1 credit hours

    This laboratory course accompanies the Physics II course and includes exercises demonstrating lecture topics.
    Prerequisites: Physics I Lab or equivalent

    PSYC01101 General Psychology
    3 credit hours

    Introduction to the field of psychology and the major sub areas including the biological basis of behavior, sensation, perception, consciousness, learning, memory, language, motivation, emotion, personality, stress, development, abnormal psychology, therapeutic treatment, and social psychology.
    Prerequisites: N/A

    PSYH04104 Psychology of Aging
    3 credit hours

    The psychological, sociological, and biological contexts of aging will be explored including social myths and fears, ageism health versus sickness, and social roles. Students will examine how aging is frequently portrayed in popular U.S. culture and how our societal perceptions can shift to create a more positive view of what it means to age successfully.
    Pre-requisites: N/A

    SOCI01101 Introduction to Sociology
    3 credit hours

    Students explore sociological methods, theories, and concepts using the Social World Model (SWM) in order to foster a broad and global perspective.  The SWM demonstrates the relationships among individuals (micro level), organizations, institutions, and subcultures (meso level), and societies and global structures (macro levels of analysis).  Some of the course topics include socialization, social groups and interactions, culture, race, gender, sexuality, crime and deviance, war, and social justice as a conduit for social change.
    Pre-requisites: N/A

    Flexible Accelerated Science Track courses (FAST) (8 weeks)

    CHEM01101 General Chemistry I (FAST)
    3 credit hours

    This course is offered the first half of a term and introduces fundamental laws and theories of chemistry as well as acid/ base balance and introductory organic chemistry.
    Prerequisites: N/A

    CHEM0L101 General Chemistry I Lab (FAST)
    1 credit hours

    This laboratory course accompanies the General Chemistry I course and includes exercises demonstrating lecture topics.
    Prerequisites: N/A

    CHEM01102 General Chemistry II (FAST)
    3 credit hours

    In this course, which is offered the second half of a term, students will learn and understand the properties of solutions, chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, acid/ base chemistry, buffers, and solubility. 
    Prerequisites: General Chemistry I or equivalent

    CHEM0L102 General Chemistry II Lab (FAST)
    1 credit hours

    This laboratory course accompanies the General Chemistry II lecture course and includes exercises demonstrating lecture topics. 
    Prerequisites: General Chemistry I Lab or equivalent

    CHEM02201 Organic Chemistry I (FAST)
    3 credit hours

    In this course, which is offered the first half of a term, students will learn and understand molecular structure and bonding, nomenclature of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, and alcohols, stereochemistry, reactivity of acids and bases, and nucleophilic substitution and elimination of alkyl halides. 
    Prerequisites: General Chemistry II or equivalent

    CHEM0L201 Organic Chemistry I Lab (FAST)
    1 credit hour

    This laboratory course accompanies the Organic Chemistry I lecture course and includes exercises demonstrating lecture topics. 
    Prerequisites: General Chemistry II Laboratory or equivalent

    CHEM02202 Organic Chemistry II (FAST)
    3 credit hours

    In this course, which is offered the second half of a term, students will learn and understand the chemistry and preparation of alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, and amines. 
    Prerequisites: Organic Chemistry I or equivalent

    CHEM0L202 Organic Chemistry II Lab (FAST)
    1 credit hour

    This laboratory course accompanies the Organic Chemistry II lecture course and includes exercises demonstrating lecture topics. 
    Prerequisites: Organic Chemistry I Laboratory or equivalent

    PHYS01101 Physics I (FAST)
    3 credit hours

    This course is offered the first half of a term and presents an introduction to physics concepts, kinetics, mechanics, dynamics, circular motion, work, energy, linear momentum, rotational motion, static equilibrium, fluids, vibration, waves, and sound. 
    Prerequisites: College Algebra

    PHYS0L101 Physics I Lab (FAST)
    1 credit hour

    This laboratory course accompanies the Physics I course and includes exercises demonstrating lecture topics.
    Prerequisites: College Algebra

    PHYS01102 Physics II (FAST)
    3 credit hours

    This course is offered the second half of a term and addresses temperature and kinetic theory, heat, laws of thermodynamics, electric charge and potential, electric fields, electric currents, magnetism, electromagnetic induction and waves, light, the theory of relativity, and quantum theory. 
    Prerequisites: Physics I or equivalent

    PHYS0L102 Physics II Lab (FAST)
    1 credit hour

    This laboratory course accompanies the Physics II course and includes exercises demonstrating lecture topics.
    Prerequisites: Physics I Lab or equivalent

    Dual Enrollment Courses Advanced College Credit (ACC)

    CHEM01111 College Chemistry I (ACC)
    3 credit hours

    This course is structured in such a way as to provide the student with a solid background in the fundamentals of general chemistry to serve as a basis for subsequent courses as well as for clinical courses much later in a student’s curriculum. A firm understanding of general chemistry is necessary to assure the student is equipped to make sound scientific judgements with respect to the technical challenges he/she will encounter during their career.
    Prerequisite: N/A

    CHEM0L111 College Chemistry I Lab (ACC)
    1 credit hour

    This laboratory course accompanies the College Chemistry I course and includes exercises demonstrating lecture topics.
    Prerequisites: N/A

    CHEM01112 College Chemistry II (ACC)
    3 credit hours

    In this course, students will learn and understand the properties of solutions, chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, acid/ base chemistry, buffers, and solubility. 
    Prerequisite: College Chemistry I

    CHEM0L112 College Chemistry II Lab (ACC)
    1 credit hour
     
    This laboratory course accompanies the College Chemistry I course and includes exercises demonstrating lecture topics.
    Prerequisites: College Chemistry I Lab

    PHYS01111 College Physics I (ACC)
    3 credit hours

    This course is an introduction to physics concepts, kinetics, mechanics, dynamics, circular motion, work, energy, linear momentum, rotational motion, static equilibrium, fluids, vibration, waves, and sound. 
    Prerequisites: College Algebra

    PHYS0L111 College Physics I Lab (ACC)
    1 credit hour

    This laboratory course accompanies the Physics I course and includes exercises demonstrating lecture topics.
    Prerequisites: College Algebra

    PHYS01112 College Physics II (ACC)
    3 credit hours

    This course addresses temperature and kinetic theory, heat, laws of thermodynamics, electric charge and potential, electric fields, electric currents, magnetism, electromagnetic induction and waves, light, the theory of relativity, and quantum theory. 
    Prerequisites: Physics I or equivalent

    PHYS0L112 College Physics II Lab (ACC)
    1 credit hour

    This laboratory course accompanies the Physics II course and includes exercises demonstrating lecture topics.
    Prerequisites: Physics I Lab or equivalent


     

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