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Bachelor of Science in Biology: Pre-Chiropractic Concentration

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The pre-chiropractic curriculum is designed specifically for students who ultimately want to pursue careers as chiropractors. Our graduates leave Cal U well-prepared to complete the advanced training offered by professional chiropractic schools. Our department has articulated agreements with chiropractic colleges (e.g., Logan University College of Chiropractic) to facilitate the transition post graduation. In addition, we have several student-oriented clubs and professional societies whose mission is to offer students experiential opportunities.

Our program provides students with a broad curriculum in biology, supplemented with courses in chemistry, physics and mathematics. Students are advised to tailor their curriculum to those courses that will best prepare them for professional schools. Almost all courses include a laboratory component where students gain experience using various scientific instruments, study the practical application of scientific theories and apply course content.

Freshman Year

First Semester - 15 Credits

COURSE

CREDITS

BIO 120 General Zoology                                                                  

4 crs.

CHE 101 General Chemistry I

4 crs.

ENG 101 English Composition I

3 crs.

UNI 100 First Year Seminar

1 cr.

General Education Course

3 crs.

 

Second Semester - 17 Credits

COURSE

CREDITS

BIO 125 General Botany                                                                   

4 crs.

CHE 101 General Chemistry II

4 crs.

ENG 102 English Composition II

3 crs.

MAT 273 Applied Calculus OR MAT 281 Calculus I

3 crs.

General Education Course

3 crs.


Sophomore Year

 

Third Semester - 14 Credits

COURSE

CREDITS

BIO 215 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology                             

4 crs.

PHY 121 General Physics I

4 crs.

Free Elective

3 crs.

General Education EMA

3 crs.

 

Fourth Semester - 15 Credits

COURSE

CREDITS

BIO 318 Genetics                                                                             

4 crs.

CHE 331 Organic Chemistry I

4 crs.

PHY 122 General Physics II

4 crs.

General Education Course

3 crs.

 

Junior Year

 

Fifth Semester - 15 Credits

COURSE

CREDITS

BIO 306 Human Anatomy                                                                   

4 crs.

BIO 326 General Microbiology

4 crs.

CHE 341 Organic Chemistry II (lecture)

3 crs.

CHE 342 Organic Chemistry II (lab)

1 cr.

General Education Course

3 crs.

 

Sixth Semester - 15 Credits

COURSE

CREDITS

BIO 328 Human Physiology                                                                 

4 crs.

BIO 480 Cell Biology

4 crs.

Related Elective

4 crs.

General Education Course

3 crs.

Senior Year

 

Seventh Semester - 15 Credits

COURSE

CREDITS

BIO XXX Related Elective                                                                   

8 crs.

CHE 415 Biochemistry

4 crs.

General Education Course

3 crs.

 

Eighth Semester - 14 Credits

COURSE 

CREDITS

BIO XXX Related Elective                                                                   

4 crs.

General Education Courses

6 crs.

Free Elective

4 crs.