Program Description

The Pre-Chiropractic program at BSC provides the first two years of required classes for students planning a career as a chiropractic practitioner. Because chiropractic schools differ in their requirements, BSC offers a suggested curriculum as a guide. Study includes general chemistry and biology, organic chemistry, college physics, algebra trigonometry, and statistics.


High school students interested in chiropractic should pursue study heavy in the sciences.

Program Requirements

Students completing the suggested curriculum requirements receive an Associate in Science degree and are eligible for transfer to a four-year institution.

Colleges of chiropractic often require 90 semester hours, many from upper division classes, prior to admission. It is critical that students consult the catalog of the transfer school and modify BSC’s suggested curriculum where necessary.

Contact your BSC advisor for assistance with transfer planning.

Career Opportunities

Many schools of chiropractic are accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education.

Students may contact the Council on Chiropractic Education at for more information about schools and admission requirements.



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Associate in Science

College degree requirements

Note: Courses listed on degree plan are suggested. Students should consult with their advisor concerning their unique transfer decisions.

Total Degree Credits68
Plan of Study Grid
1st YearCredits
Communications I  
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
Communications II  
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition II  
Introduction to Professional Writing  
Communications III  
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II 4
CHEM 122L General Chemistry II Lab 1
MATH 105 Trigonometry 2
Enrichment Course Matrix 2
Math, Science & Technology  
BIOL 150 General Biology I 3
BIOL 150L General Biology I Lab 1
BIOL 151 General Biology II 3
BIOL 151L General Biology II Lab 1
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 121L General Chemistry I Lab 1
MATH 103 College Algebra 4
2nd Year
Arts & Humanities  
General Education Matrix (Arts & Humanities) 3
General Education Matrix (Arts & Humanities) 3
CHEM 241 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 241L Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
CHEM 242 Organic Chemistry II 4
CHEM 242L Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
MATH 210 Elementary Statistics 3
PHYS 211 College Physics I 3
PHYS 211L College Physics I Lab 1
PHYS 212 College Physics II 3
PHYS 212L College Physics II Lab 1
Social & Behavioral Sciences  
PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
General Education Matrix (Social & Behavioral Science courses) 3
 Total Credits68