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South Dakota State University    
  Aug 20, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

(Pre-) Chiropractic

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Program Coordinator/Contact
Marjoanne Thompson, Coordinator and Advisor
Department of Biology and Microbiology
Alfred Dairy Science Hall 228


Pre-Professional Interest Area Information
The pre-chiropractic curriculum is compatible with many majors and includes all of the prerequisites for chiropractic college admission. Students who apply to chiropractic college must demonstrate a strong science background as well as a basic understanding of communications, social sciences and humanities.  Chiropractic colleges require a minimum of 90 semester credits in general biology, general and organic chemistry, physics, communication, social sciences and humanities. Additionally, all science courses must be taken with the associated labs. Chiropractic colleges will not accept survey science courses such as BIOL 101 , CHEM 106 , or CHEM 108 . Students must earn a grade of C or better in all specified courses and must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 to be considered for chiropractic college admission. No standardized entrance examination is required. Contact the pre-chiropractic advisor for assistance coordinating major requirements with the Chiropractic college entrance requirements.

3+3 articulation agreements have been negotiated with 3 of the top D.C. programs in the country. Please see the pre-professional advisor for more information.

Possible Majors
Biochemistry (B.S.)  
Chemistry (B.S.)  
Exercise Science (B.S.)  
Human Biology (B.S.)  
Nutrition and Dietetics (B.S.)  
Physics (B.S.)  

Suggested Coursework


 Select at least one of the following courses.

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