Advising Course Plan - Health Sciences Major - Chiropractic Medicine Interest

Chiropractic Medicine

Those interested in pursuing a career in Chiropractic Medicine should follow the curriculum plan listed below, including a common core of prerequisite course work (*). Some requirements may differ from the ones below, depending on the graduate program in which you may be interested. Please make sure to look at various graduate program requirements for different universities (early on – in your 1st year) in which you may be interested, so that you can modify your course plan according to requirements needed for graduate programs to which you might apply. Speak to your advisor if you have a particular area of interest in mind. Of course, make sure you satisfy all the Health Sciences (HLSC) major requirements, which can be found in the course catalog online (the plan below should allow you to do this).

Chiropractic programs generally require about a 3.0 GPA.

First Year
FallUnits
BIOL 141P1,*Introductory Biology I: Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics1
HLSC 219W1Health and Wellness1
FSEM 1001First Year Seminar1
Writing or General Education requirement (A, B, H, L course)1,*1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 142P1,*Introductory Biology II: Animal and Plant Physiology1
PSYC 101S1,*Introduction to Psychology1
MATH 141Q*Calculus I with Analytic Geometry1
General Education requirement (A, B, H, L course)11
 Term Units4
Second Year
Fall
MATH 141Q should be taken at some point during this year if it was not taken in First Year. 
HLSC 201P1,*Human Anatomy and Physiology I1
CHEM 141P*General Chemistry I1
SOCI 101SUnderstanding Society: An Introduction to Sociology1
General Education requirement (A, B, H, L course)11
 Term Units4
Spring
HLSC 2021Anatomy and Physiology II1
CHEM 142P*General Chemistry II1
HLSC elective (e.g., Nutrition, Developmental Psychology, Health Psychology, etc.)11
General Education requirement (A, B, H, L course )11
 Term Units4
Summer II
Take GRE exam in preparation for chiropractic school applications - by the end of summer before Fourth Year. 
 Term Units0
Third Year
Fall
Junior Seminar must be taken during this year. 
HLSC 3091Research Methods in the Health Sciences1
HLSC 4111,*Exercise Physiology1
PHYS 121P
or 141P*
College Physics I
University Physics I
1
COMM 201*Public Speaking (or Junior Seminar)1
 Term Units4
Spring
HLSC 4981Senior Research Proposal1
PUBH 308QHealth and Medical Statistics1
CHEM 142P
or PHYS 142P*
General Chemistry II
University Physics II
1
COMM 2011Public Speaking (or Junior Seminar)1
 Term Units4
Fourth Year
Fall
Suggested electives include Biomechanics, Organic Chemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology, other Psychology courses, etc. 
HLSC 4991Senior Research Project1
PHIL 316E1Bio-Medical Ethics (or equivalent; or HLSC elective; or other Personal & Social Responsibility course (R, E, W, D, J))1
HLSC elective11
HLSC elective11
 Term Units4
Spring
Elective1
Elective1
Elective1
Elective1
 Term Units4
Total Unit: 32
1

 Required for HLSC major.

*

 Common core of prerequisite course work.