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Bradley University will continue on-campus, in-person classes for the spring 2021 semester with limited restrictions.


Chiropractic prerequisites vary greatly between programs, but are often quite flexible. At minimum, students must complete 24 credit hours of life/physical sciences and 90 credits overall.  (A bachelor’s degree is highly recommended, but not required by all programs.) Below are listed the most common pre-requisites for chiropractic colleges and the Bradley courses which will satisfy them. Be aware that each chiropractic college may establish their own specific pre-requisites which may vary from this list, so it is your responsibility to carefully research the admission requirements for programs to which you plan to apply.  Pre-requisite courses may be taken as part of a Bradley major, minor, Bradley Core or free electives. Work with your academic advisor and Dr. Bennett to plan the best timing and sequence for completing pre-requisites for chiropractic colleges.  All science courses should be taken with labs unless otherwise noted. 

See ACC Academic Requirements and individual Chiropractic college websites for program-specific requirements.

  • BIO 151: Molecules to Cells and BIO 152: Lab
    or BIO 111: Introduction to Cell Biology and BIO 113: Lab
  • BIO 230: Human Anatomy & Physiology I and BIO 231: Lab
  • BIO 232: Human Anatomy & Physiology II and BIO 233: Lab
  • 3 semesters of Chemistry or Physics with at least 2 semesters of corresponding labs:
    • CHM 110: General Chemistry I and CHM 111 Lab
    • CHM 116: General Chemistry II and CHM 117 Lab
    • CHM 112: Engineering Chemistry
    • CHM 100: Fundamentals of General Chemistry and CHM 101: Lab
    • CHM 162: Fundamentals of Organic and Biochemistry and CHM 163: Lab
    • CHM 252: Organic Chemistry I and CHM 253: Lab
    • CHM 256: Organic Chemistry II and CHM 257: Lab
    • PHY 100: Fundamental Physics Concepts
    • PHY 107: General Physics I 
      or PHY 110: University Physics I
    • PHY 108: General Physics II 
      or PHY 201: University Physics II
  • PSY 101: Principles of Psychology
  • Consult with Dr. Val or an admissions advisor at individual chiropractic colleges.