The concept of chiropractic manipulation is readily accepted and becoming popular. Advantages you might consider are:

  • the application process is shorter because most schools admit three or more times during the year,
  • a professional exam is usually not required for admission,
  • a 3.0 GPA is typically required,
  • the undergraduate course requirements are the same as those for medical school

Background checks are often conducted.

See the Occupational Outlook Handbook: Chiropractic. Also, see the Association of Chiropractic Colleges.


The courses listed below are general suggestions. Check the professional school of your choice to see specific admission requirements.

Minimum Science Coursework

  • Principles of Biology I and II (BSC 120 and 121)
  • Human Anatomy (BSC 227) Note: BSC 227 does not count toward a Biological Science degree.
  • Human Physiology (BSC 228) Note: BSC 228 does not count toward a Biological Science degree.
  • Principles of Chemistry I and II and Labs (CHM 211, 212, 217, and 218)
  • Organic Chemistry I and II and Organic Lab (CHM 355, 356, and 361)
  • General Physics I and II and labs (PHY 201, 202, 203 and 204 or 211, 212, 213, and 214)
  • Mathematics to meet prerequisite requirements for the science courses listed above

General Education Coursework

  • English Composition I and II (ENG 101 and 201)
  • Social and Behavioral Science: General Psychology (PSY 201) and Introductory Sociology (SOC 200)
  • Humanities
  • Statistics (MTH 225)
  • Follow catalog for degree requirements B.S. or B.A.

Professional Exam