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Pre-Requisites

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.