Chiropractic

Coordinator: S. Matzner

While most pre-chiropractic students choose to major in Biology, a student may choose to major in any discipline. Chiropractic schools look favorably upon an undergraduate record rich in challenging science courses, but they also look for a balance between science courses and courses in the humanities and social sciences. Applicants should have a thorough understanding of and commitment to the profession. Students are encouraged to learn about the chiropractic profession and patient care through internships, volunteer experiences and employment. Because application requirements vary among schools, therefore students should identify the schools in which he or she is interested as early as possible. The student should consult with his or her advisor and the coordinator on a regular basis to discuss course selection and chiropractic school application procedures. Chiropractic schools select students on the basis of 1) undergraduate academic performance; 2) letters of evaluation from professors and other professional people; and 3) a personal interview (most programs).

Suggested Pre-Chiropractic Program of Study:

These are general admission requirements. Students should refer to specific admissions guidelines for each chiropractic school, and consult with their academic advisor and the Coordinator.
BIOL 120 — Biological Principles I (4 cr)
BIOL 121 — Biological Principles II (4 cr)
CHEM 116 & CHEM 117 — General Chemistry I & II (8 cr)
-or- CHEM 120 — Accelerated General Chemistry (4 cr)
CHEM 201 — Organic Chemistry (4 cr)
CHEM 202 — Organic Chemistry and Introductory Biochemistry (4 cr)
CHEM 222 — Inorganic Chemistry (4 cr)
ENGL 110 — First-Year Composition (4 cr)
ENGL 200 — The Literary Experience (3 cr)
MATH 150 — Pre-Calculus (4 cr)
PHYS 201 — Physics for Life Sciences I (4 cr)
PHYS 202 — Physics for Life Sciences II (4 cr)
PSYC — Elective course (3 cr)

Additional courses may include (but are not limited to):
BIOL 150 — Human Anatomy (4 cr)
BIOL 366 --- Advanced Human Physiology (4 cr)
  -or- BIOL 225 — Human Physiology (4 cr)
BIOL 354 — Biological Chemistry (4 cr)
MATH 151 — Calculus I (4 cr)