Students may complete the A.A. degree and transfer into a baccalaureate program, or complete all 90 pre-admission credits and transfer directly into Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Minneapolis. Students may earn a B.S. in Human Biology concurrent to their chiropractic studies from Northwestern. Once pre-admission requirements have been met, the D.C. degree is 3 1/2 years. It is important to work closely with your adviser if you are pursuing this program of study.
 
Course Outline
 
Required Courses
(8 Courses)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
BIOL 200 General Biology I
BIOL 201 General Biology II
CHEM 151 Principles of Chemistry I
CHEM 152 Principles of Chemistry II
CMST 121 Introduction to Communication
ENGL 121 College Composition I - Critical Reading & Writing
PHYS 101 College Physics
PSYC 131 Introduction to Psychology
Total Credits: 34  
 
Elective Courses
(select 4 credits from the courses below)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
MATH 201 Elementary Statistics
PHYS 102 College Physics II
Total Credits: 4  
 
Elective Courses
(select 8 credits from the courses below)
Choose two of the following five options:
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
BIOL 210 Human Anatomy
BIOL 211 Human Physiology
BIOL 215 Microbiology
CHEM 261 Introduction to Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 262 Introduction to Organic Chemistry II
Total Credits: 8  
 
Elective Courses
(1 Course)
A medical terminology course is strongly recommended.
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
ADS 1300 Medical Terminology
Total Credits: 2  
 
Elective Courses
Humanities/Social Science Electives (Minimum of 15 credits) Choose from Psychology, History, Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology, Philosophy, Art 104 or 106, Music 121, 122.
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 15  
Additional science, communication, and humanities courses are recommended. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 and Science GPA of 2.0 is required. Students should plan to take the remainder of their 90 credits at a four-year college before admission to the professional program.
 
Total Program of Study Credits: 63