The information in this guide is subject to change. Please review a current catalog of the campus of your choice and consult with a counselor.
Last updated 3/20/19.
CHIROPRACTIC (PRE-CHIROPRACTIC Prerequisites)
The Council on Chiropractic Education publishes minimum requirements at www.cce-usa.org (see official publications). The Association of Chiropractic Colleges lists accredited chiropractic colleges on their webpage. Web sites for the individual colleges provide more detailed information about specific requirements. In preparation for the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree, most programs require that applicants have at least 3 years of undergraduate education, and an increasing number require a bachelor’s degree. All matriculants must furnish proof of having earned a minimum of 90 semester units of appropriate pre-professional courses from an institution accredited by a nationally recognized agency. Of the 90 units, 48 must be completed in the prerequisite courses listed below with no grades below 2.00. All applicants must have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 for both the prerequisite courses and the required 90 units. Check the SRJC articulation page for out-of-state colleges & universities.
|English Communication or English Language Skills||6|
|Biological Sciences with corresponding labs||6|
|Chemistry with labs
(3 units of general/inorganic, 6 units of organic and/or biochemistry, and 3 units of chemistry elective)
|Physics with lab and related studies
(Either two unduplicated classes with corresponding labs, or 3 units in Physics with Lab and 3 units in Biomechanics, Kinesiology, Statistics or Exercise Physiology)
|Social Sciences or Humanities||15|
LIFE CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE WEST
25001 Industrial Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545
PALMER COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC
(West campus) 90 E. Tasman Drive, San Jose, CA 95134
Students must complete 90 semester credits with a 2.75 cumulative GPA. Preferences will be given to students earning a 3.0 or better. Palmer encourages a well-rounded education with coursework that includes 24 science credits.
Recommended life and physical sciences courses (other course selections may be acceptable; however, check with the admissions office before registering for classes other than those listed):
- Biology: BIO 2.2, 2.3, ANAT 40
- Inorganic Chemistry: CHEM 1A/1B
- Organic Chemistry: CHEM 12A/12B
- Physics: PHYS 20/20L, 21/21L
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic
16200 E. Amber Valley Dr, Whittier, CA 90604
UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN STATES, College of Chiropractic
2900 NE 132nd Ave., Portland, OR 97230
Students must complete a minimum of 90 semester units with a cumulative GPA of 3.00. Individual courses must be completed with at least a “C” grade. For students needing additional credit, biology coursework above and beyond the minimums listed is recommended.
- BIO 2.1 & 2.2 or ANAT 1 & PHYSIO 1
- CHEM 1A/1B or 4A/4B; CHEM 12A/12B
- PHYSICS 20/20L, 22/21L
- HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES
- Humanities typically include art history, literature, music, philosophy, religious thought, foreign language, & performing arts
- Social Sciences typically include anthropology, economics, geography, history, political sciences, psychology & sociology)