Pre-Chiropractic Curriculum

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.