Pre-Chiropractic - Associate in Science

Program/CIP Code: PRE.CHIR.AS/24.0101
Credits Required: 66
Division: Math, Science, Business and Technology
Chiropractic medicine is a branch of health care that focuses on treating patients without the use of drugs or surgery. This profession advocates a holistic philosophy, which emphasizes prevention and wellness over treating disease and injury. Chiropractic physicians are trained in diagnosis and treatment of diseases of all body systems with a concentration in the nervous and musculoskeletal systems.

The goal of the Pre-Chiropractic Program is to prepare the students who wish to complete the prerequisites for the Doctor of Chiropractic Program. The program offers coursework in preparation for application to Chiropractic school. Upon completion of these undergraduate prerequisites, students may apply to the chiropractic school of their choice. Students should check specific requirements of the fouryear college where they plan to transfer and specific requirements of the Chiropractic college(s) where they plan to apply for admission. Students should select honors courses whenever they are offered.

Note: Students who plan to practice as chiropractors in Kansas must obtain a bachelor’s degree to be admitted to a chiropractic college.

Requirements for admission to the program

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

All first time degree-seeking students are required to take BLUE-0101, Freshman Seminar.  See exemptions

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 Composition I* 3
ENGL 0102

Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151  or
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking* or
Interpersonal Communication
Humanities Elective (2 disciplines) 6
PYSC 0101 Psychology 3
Social Science Elective 3
MATH 0120 Calculus I (Non-Engineering)** 3
CHEM 0111 College Chemistry I and Lab* 5
BIOL 0135 Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology 4
Total General Education Requirements 33
*See course syllabi for program course prerequisites.
**Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Degree Specific Requirements

Course Credit Hours
BIOL 0141 Human Anatomy and Lab 4
BIOL 0145 Nutrition 3
CHEM 0112 College Chemistry II and Lab 5
CHEM 0211 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 0213 Organic Chemistry I Lab 2
CHEM 0212 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 0214 Organic Chemistry I Lab 2
NASC 0231 General Physics I and Lab 5
NASC 0232 General Physics II and Lab 5
Total Program Requirements 32
*See course syllabi for program course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total hours to complete Degree 66

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