Pre-Chiropractic requirements can be completed in any major within the University and
should include the following courses:
Biology with lab
Inorganic chemistry with lab
Organic chemistry with lab
Physics with lab
Three credit hours
Social science and humanities
15 credit hours
Because pre-chiropractic students typically are interested in the sciences they usually
major in Biology, Chemistry, Chemistry/Biology (all in the College of Arts and Sciences)
or Health Science (in Education, Nursing and Health Professions). These majors
include the coursework within their curricula that would meet national requirements.
The accelerated program with the New York College of Chiropractic is described in
detail in the Joint B.S./D.C.
Osteopathy: If you are interested in a career in medicine and your dream is to be a physician who has a holistic approach to healthcare you should consider being a osteopathic physician. A doctor of osteopathy has a fundamental belief in the power of the body to heal itself and focuses on direct patient contact working side by side with other physicians and health care providers. A doctor of osteopathy has all the rights and privileges given to MDs. Click on the "Links" bullet below to learn more about this challenging opportunity and what a doctor of osteopathic medicine is.