Pre-chiropractic students must secure a minimum of 90 credit hours of college credit before making application to a chiropractic program, although preference is usually given to students who have received a bachelor’s degree. Undergraduate preparation for the study of chiropractic requires a strong foundation in science, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences. Students are strongly encouraged to choose a major of interest and follow the requirements for that major while completing the necessary pre-chiropractic courses. Students should strive to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of application to a chiropractic program.
Chiropractic schools are not available in Nebraska, but pre-requisite courses can be completed in Nebraska. Some midwestern out-of-state schools include: Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, MO; Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA; Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, TX; National University of Health Sciences in Minneapolis, MN; Cleveland University-Kansas City in Overland Park, KS; Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, TX. Students should check the requirements for all interested schools, as additional courses may be required for admission to those programs. Requirements do vary between institutions.
No grade below C will be accepted.
Biological Sciences (8-10 credit hours minimum)
BIOL 1450 Biology I 5 credits
BIOL 1750 Biology II 5 credits
BIOL 2740 Human Physiology & Anatomy I 4 credits
BIOL 2840 Human Physiology & Anatomy II 4 credits
Chemistry (14 credit hours minimum)
CHEM 1180* & 1184 General Chemistry I & Lab 4 credits
CHEM 1190 & 1194 General Chemistry II & Lab 4 credits
CHEM 2250 Organic Chemistry I 3 credits
CHEM 2260 & 2274 Organic Chemistry II & Lab 5 credits
CHEM 1140** & 1144 Fundamentals of College Chemistry & Lab 5 credits
CHEM 2210 & 2214 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry & Lab 5 credits
CHEM 3650 & 3654 Fundamentals of Biochemistry & Lab 4 credits
*Requires Math 1310 or placement beyond, plus CHEM 1140 & 1144 or placement beyond as pre-requisites
** Requires Math 1310 or placement beyond.
Physics (10 credit hours minimum)
PHYS 1110 & 1154 General Physics I & Lab 5 credits
PHYS 1120 & 1164 General Physics II & Lab 5 credits
PHYS 2110 & 1154 General Physics I – Calculus Level & Lab 5 credits
PHYS 2120 & 1164 General Physics II – Calculus Level & Lab 5 credits
Mathematics (3 credit hours minimum)
MATH 1310* Intermediate Algebra 3 credits
*Math placement determined by examination.
English Composition (6 credit hours minimum)
ENGL 1150 English Composition I 3 credits
ENGL 1160 or 1164 English Composition II 3 credits
(Advanced writing composition courses can be substituted, if proficiency is established by examination.)
Psychology (3 credit hours minimum)
PSYC 1010 Introduction to Psychology 3 credits
Social Sciences & Humanities (15 credit hours minimum)
Students will likely take many of these courses as part of their undergraduate degree requirements. Some suggested areas to choose from are: art, history, philosophy, sociology, psychology, English literature, foreign languages, religious studies, and gerontology.