University of Wisconsin–Madison

Coursework

The following is a general guide for courses you may need to apply to chiropractic school. Requirements vary from school to school. So, it is always necessary to consult the websites of chiropractic schools where you know/think you want to apply.

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

Mathematics

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 bio-science 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

Physics
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

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