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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

PDF of Pre-Chiropractic



Advisors: Dr. Julie Larson, Dr. Kerry Openshaw, Dr. Mark Wallert

  1. The pre-chiropractic student should fulfill all requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree at Bemidji State University. The student should declare an academic major. Pre-chiropractic is not an academic major. Although the major may be in any field of study, experience indicates that a Biology major will provide the student with an advantage while attending chiropractic school.

  2. Early entrance into chiropractic school is possible for some students. Most students, however, enter chiropractic school after completing a baccalaureate degree. Many states now require that chiropractors must have a baccalaureate degree in addition to their chiropractic degree prior to being licensed as a chiropractor. In addition, some chiropractic schools may require more courses than listed below. It is the responsibility of the pre-chiropractic student to become aware of these additional requirements and to plan his or her pre-chiropractic curriculum accordingly.

  3. The pre-chiropractic student should work closely with the pre-chiropractic advisor so all course requirements are fulfilled prior to entrance into chiropractic school. Delay in meeting with the pre-chiropractic advisor will likely result in delayed entrance into chiropractic school.

  4. In addition to a strong background in behavioral sciences, English, and humanities, the following courses are specifically required for entrance into most chiropractic schools:

    BIOL 1211, 1212, 2360, 3250, 3260, 3710
    CHEM 2211, 2212, 3311, 3312, 3371, 3372
    ENGL 1151, 2152
    MATH 1470
    PHYS 1101, 1102 (or) 2101, 2102

  5. The following courses are strongly recommended to be included in the student's pre-chiropractic curriculum:

    ACCT 1100
    BIOL 1300, 3580, 3590, 3920, 4270
    CHEM 4411, 4412, 4471
    PSY 1100
    SOC 1104
    SPCM 1100

  6. A suggested pre-chiropractic academic schedule is listed below; numbers in parentheses are semester credits:



BIOL 1211, 1212; F, S; (4,4)
CHEM 2211, 2212; F, S; (4,4)
ENGL 1151, 2152; F, S; (3,3)
MATH 1470; F or S; (5)
Electives: Consult your Pre-Chiropractic Advisor


BIOL 1300; F or S; (2)
BIOL 2360, 3710; F, S; (4,4)
BIOL 3920; F; (1)
CHEM 3311, 3312; F, S; (3,3)
CHEM 3371, 3372; F, S; (1,1)
PHYS: Consult your Pre-Chiropractic Advisor F, S; (5,5)
Electives: Consult your Pre-Chiropractic Advisor


BIOL 3250, 3260; F, S; (4,4)
Electives: Consult your Pre-Chiropractic Advisor


Consult your Pre-Chiropractic Advisor