In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships and aid for your pre-chiropractic studies in at Wayne State.
About the Pre-Chiropractic Program
Chiropractic is alternative medicine specializing in the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors help patients with back pain, neck pain, joint pain, and headaches. They practice hands-on, drug-free methods of treatment. Pre-chiropractic students can major in a variety of programs, but a life sciences degree is the path for the 3+1 agreements with our partner chiropractic colleges. Our 3+1 partnerships allow you to complete three years of required undergraduate studies at WSC, then complete your fourth year while enrolled in a doctor of chiropractic program. This allows you to earn your bachelor's degree in life sciences from WSC while also progressing toward your doctor of chiropractic degree. Upon successful completion of your first year toward you doctorate degree, you’ll be awarded a bachelor’s degree from WSC. Alternatively, students may enter chiropractic colleges with 90 credits (to include the college’s specific pre-requisites) from other areas of undergraduate study also suggested here. WSC has 3+1 agreements with the following chiropractic colleges:
- Palmer College of Chiropractic (Davenport, IA)
- Northwestern Health Sciences University (Bloomington, MN)
- Cleveland University-Kansas City - College of Chiropractic (Overland Park, KS)
- Logan University - College of Chiropractic (Chesterfield, MO)
Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey
Degrees offered: 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.
For major: 53-54, plus one clinical year at affiliate chiropractic school
General education: 30
To graduate from WSC: 120
Department: Life Sciences
Our Focus is Results
Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world in the pre-chiropractic program.
- Critical thinking
- Scientific reasoning
- Data collection/analysis
- Scientific and clinical research interpretation
- Applied mathematics
- Applied biology and chemistry lab skills
- Solo practitioner
- Associate chiropractor
- Sports team chiropractor
- Chiropractic educator
- Corporate chiropractor
- Chiropractic equipment sales
- Chiropractic educator
- Chiropractic clinics
- Sports rehabilitation clinics
- Sports teams and clubs
- Hospitals or medical clinics
- Research facilities
- Businesses and organizations
- Chiropractic equipment companies
Pre-Chiropractic Program and Life Sciences Faculty
Our faculty are accomplished. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in the pre-chiropractic program.
Robert McCue, Ph.D.
Outside the Classroom
At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education in the pre-chiropractic program by participating in clubs, organizations, activities, and more.
Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.
- Research, trips, and more – Conduct your own research and present your findings at regional conferences, help judge at the Nebraska Science Bowl and Jr. Academy of Science Fairs, visit area science labs.
- Peer tutoring and mentoring programs – Help fellow students master their courses and improve their skills, or be part of a support system for new students, all while gaining valuable experience for your resume.
- Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.
Internships are not required for pre-chiropractic programs at WSC, as these are typically completed in your final years of professional school for degree completion. However, Career Services is available to help you find job opportunities if you are looking for field-related work experience.