About the Pre-Chiropractic Medicine Program

Chiropractors are health-care professionals who diagnose and treat patients whose health problems are associated with the body’s muscular, skeletal or nervous system. They have a holistic approach to health and use only natural, drugless and non-surgical treatments such as massage to aid the body in the healing process. A bachelor’s degree is not required for most chiropractic schools; in fact, most only call for 90 semester hours for admission. Chiropractors attend four years of chiropractic school. They are not allowed to perform surgery or prescribe drugs. Requirements beyond core courses include: BIOL/CHEM 336 Biochemistry, COMM 211 Presentational Speaking, and PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology.

Program curriculum:

CORE 101: Drury Seminar
BIOL 172: Molecular Biology
BIOL 181: Mechanisms of Inheritance
CHEM 208/112L: General Chemistry
CHEM 238/238L: Inorganic Chemistry
MATH 231: Calculus I
MATH 227: Statistics
PHYS 211: General Physics I
PHYS 212: General Physics II
CHEM 315/315L: Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 415/415L: Advanced Organic Chemistry
BIOL 336: Biochemistry
ENGL 207: Expository Writing
PSYC 101: Principles of Psychology (Plus 6 electives)
COMM 211: Presentational Speaking

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