Prerequisite coursework varies among programs; therefore, it is crucial to be aware of individual schools’ requirements.


For a pre-chiropractic course planning guide, click here. Also consider using our four-year planner to map out your coursework and extracurricular activities.


Some chiropractic schools require math and/or statistics. Note that Math 112 is a pre-requisite for Chem 103.

Chemistry (12 cr required)
General Chemistry

Choose one of the following sequences:

  • Chemistry 103-104
  • Chemistry 109


Organic Chemistry

  • Chemistry 343 & 345

Biological Sciences
Choose one of the following sequences:

  • Zoology 101-102 + Additional bioscience course (Options include: Genetics, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Immunology)
  • Biology 151-152: Introductory Biology
  • Biocore: Students must apply to enroll in Biocore. For more information, visit their website.
    • Biocore 381-382 Evolution, Ecology and Genetics lecture/lab
    • Biocore 383-384 Cellular Biology lecture/lab
    • Biocore 485-486 Organismal Biology lecture/lab
    • Biocore 587 Biological Interactions

Choose one of the following sequences:

  • Physics 103-104 (without calculus)
  • Physics 201-202 (calculus-based; recommended for Engineering majors)
  • Physics 207-208 (calculus-based; recommended for Life Science majors

Social Science & Humanities
3 credits of Psychology

15 semester hours of social science or humanities coursework

6 credits of English, or literature taught in English, with an emphasis on composition