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Pre-Chiropractic Program of Study

Every effort is made to ensure this information is current, but please be aware that some content may have changed. There is no substitute for developing a careful course registration plan in consultation with your advisor. For questions about this content, please see your advisor.

A minimum of 90 hours is required for enrollment and 30 of those hours must be upper level credit (15 hours must be in humanities/social sciences). Additional electives in chemistry, physics, biology, psychology, and business/economics are suggested.

Doctor of Chiropractic: 3+1 agreements with Palmer College of Chiropractic, Northwestern College of Chiropractic, Cleveland Chiropractic College, Logan College of Chiropractic. Admission to a Doctorate of Chiropractic program with successful completion of at least 30 credits will result in a 3+1 B.S. degree at WSC.

A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (with no grade below a C) in the pre-professional prerequisites is required. Students completing required curriculum with a GPA of 3.0 (Logan and Cleveland) to 3.25 (Northwestern) will be admitted to a chiropractic program.

Northwestern does not accept CLEP examinations for required science courses. It is advisable that all required coursework be taken for a grade.

2021-22 Academic Year

CLASS

CREDIT HOURS

FRESHMAN - 1st semester

CHE 106 General Chemistry I

4

BIO 110 Biology Concepts (General Studies CAT 7)

4

ENG 102 Composition Skills (General Studies CAT 1)

3

 *SPA 110 Elementary Spanish (General Studies CAT 2)

3

 

FRESHMAN - 2nd semester

 BIO 200 Zoology

4

 CHE 107 General Chemistry II

4

CNA 100 Principles of Human Communication (General Studies CAT 2)

3

 ENG 200 Expository Writing

3

 

SOPHOMORE - 1st semester

CHE 314 Organic Chemistry I

4

BIO 220 Human Anatomy

4

HSC 345 CPR - Healthcare Provider

1

PSY 101 General Psychology (General Studies CAT 5)

3

General Studies

3

 

SOPHOMORE - 2nd semester

BIO 340 Human Physiology

4

CHE 315 Organic Chemistry II

4

MAT 180 Probability and Statistics (General Studies CAT 3)

3

General Studies

6

 

JUNIOR - 1st semester

#BIO 104 Environmental Concerns (General Studies CAT 10)

3

*BUS 221 Business Law I

3

PHY 201 and 321 General Physics I (w/lab)

1

Electives

4-7

 

JUNIOR - 2nd semester

 PHY 202 General Physics II

3

 PHY 322 General Physics II Lab

1

Electives (90 or more total credits)

9-12

 

 

SENIOR - 1st semester

 

**HSC 498 Clinical program

15

 

 

SENIOR - 2nd semester

 

**HSC 498 Clinical program

15

*Suggested electives. These courses will depend on desired outcome. See advisor for more information.

**You will spend the first three years at Wayne State College and your last year at an affiliate chiropractic school. After your last year, all credits will transfer back to WSC, and you will graduate with your B.S. in Life Sciences from WSC.

#Recommended, but not required, to fulfill General Studies CAT 10

Revised 5/20/21