2021-2022 Academic Catalog

B.S. in Biology: Pre-Chiropractic Medicine Concentration

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Program Description

The pre-chiropractic Medicine concentration of the Bachelor of Science in Biology prepares students for the advanced training offered by professional chiropractic schools. 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.

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Articulated Agreements

Our department has articulated agreements with chiropractic colleges (e.g., Logan University College of Chiropractic, New York Chiropractic, Palmer Chiropractic) to facilitate students' transition post-graduation. 


Course Credits
General Education Courses 42
Building a Sense of Community
UNI 100 
First-Year Seminar
ENG 101 
English Composition I
Public Speaking
Any Oral Communication Course
Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy
MAT 273  Applied Calculus  OR  MAT 281  Calculus I

Health and Wellness
Any Health and Wellness Course

Technological Literacy
Any Technological Literacy Course
Any Humanities Course
Fine Arts
Any Fine Arts Course

Natural Sciences
PHY 121  General Physics I 

Social Sciences
Any Social Science Course
General Education Options
  • Any Ethics and Multicultural Awareness Emphasis Course*
  • ENG 102  Composition II
  • CHE 101  General Chemistry I
  • Any Other Student-Selected Course
Required Major Courses 44
BIO 120  General Zoology 4
BIO 125  General Botany 4
BIO 215  Cellular and Molecular Biology 4
BIO 218  Genetics 4
BIO 306  Human Anatomy 4
BIO 326  General Microbiology 4
BIO 328  Human Physiology 4
BIO 480  Cell Biology 4
PHY 122  General Physics II 4
CHE 102  General Chemistry II 4
CHE 331  Organic Chemistry I 4
Related Electives 16
Select from 300- or 400-level BIO/ENS courses and CHE 415 16
Free Electives 18
Total 120

* Ethics and Multicultural Awareness Emphasis Course: Recommended either PHI 307 (Medical Ethics) or PHI 308 (Bioethics).

Additional requirements, not counted toward the General Education requirements, include:

  • Special Experience Course (1 course required): Any Special Experience Course
  • Writing-Intensive Component Courses (2 courses required): Any two BIO or ENS Upper-Division Writing Component Courses
  • Laboratory Course (1 course required): BIO 215 Cellular and Molecular Biology

Program Note: Chemistry minor (20 credits) recommended for those students intending to pursue graduate or professional school. (Must declare minor with chair of the Department of Mathematics and Physical Sciences.)

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