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Bachelor of Science in Biology: Pre-Chiropractic Concentration

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
COURSECREDITS
BIO 120 General Zoology                                                                  4 crs.
CHE 101 General Chemistry I4 crs.
ENG 101 English Composition I3 crs.
UNI 100 First Year Seminar1 cr.
General Education Course3 crs.

Second Semester - 17 Credits
COURSECREDITS
BIO 125 General Botany                                                                    4 crs.
CHE 101 General Chemistry II4 crs.
ENG 102 English Composition II3 crs.
MAT 273 Applied Calculus OR MAT 281 Calculus I
3 crs.
General Education Course3 crs.

Sophomore Year

Third Semester - 14 Credits
COURSECREDITS
BIO 215 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology                              4 crs.
PHY 121 General Physics I4 crs.
Free Elective3 crs.
General Education EMA3 crs.

Fourth Semester - 15 Credits
COURSECREDITS
BIO 318 Genetics                                                                              4 crs.
CHE 331 Organic Chemistry I4 crs.
PHY 122 General Physics II4 crs.
General Education Course3 crs.

Junior Year

Fifth Semester - 15 Credits
COURSECREDITS
BIO 306 Human Anatomy                                                                    4 crs.
BIO 326 General Microbiology4 crs.
CHE 341 Organic Chemistry II (lecture)3 crs.
CHE 342 Organic Chemistry II (lab)1 cr.
General Education Course3 crs.

Sixth Semester - 15 Credits
COURSECREDITS
BIO 328 Human Physiology                                                                  4 crs.
BIO 480 Cell Biology4 crs.
Related Elective4 crs.
General Education Course3 crs.

Senior Year

Seventh Semester - 15 Credits
COURSECREDITS
BIO XXX Related Elective                                                                    8 crs.
CHE 415 Biochemistry4 crs.
General Education Course3 crs.

Eighth Semester - 14 Credits
COURSE CREDITS
BIO XXX Related Elective                                                                   4 crs.
General Education Courses6 crs.
Free Elective4 crs.