Pre-Chiropractic

Students planning to enter a professional school should seek specific information from the school they wish to attend since admission requirements vary considerably.  Accredited chiropractic colleges require a minimum of 90 credit hours before entrance into the medical school, of which a minimum of 30 hours must come from upper-level courses.  A bachelor´s degree is not required but is encouraged.  Although a major in any academic field is usually acceptable, majors in biology and chemistry are especially suitable since major requirements in these fields overlap with pre-professional requirements.

Degree

Associate in Science (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
ENGL 111 COMPOSITION II   3
COMM 110
or
INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY 
or
3
COMM 212 PUBLIC SPEAKING  3
PSY 110 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY  3
SOCIAL SCIENCE  3
BIOL 111
or
CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY 
or
4
BIOL 160 BIOPRINCIPLES I  4
BIOL 205 PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I  4
CHEM 130 GENERAL CHEMISTRY  4
MATH 120 COLLEGE TRIGONOMETRY  3
MATH 211 STATISTICAL ANALYSIS  4
FINE ARTS  3
HUMANITIES  3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
BIOL 206 PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II  4
BIOL 210 MICROBIOLOGY  4
CHEM 132 GENERAL CHEMISTRY  4
CHEM 220
or
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY *
or
5
PHYS 120 GENERAL PHYSICS * 5
CHEM 230
or
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY *
or
4
PHYS 121 GENERAL PHYSICS * 5

* Both sequences will be needed before entering into a DC program.

Students enrolled in the Associate in Science degree program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements in addition to requirements for the institution to which transfer is intended.

It is recommended that a student whose plans include completing a bachelor´s degree before entrance into a chiropractic college complete math through calculus at ICC before transferring to the university.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Summer Semester
Fall Semester 1MATH 120; CHEM 130; BIOL 205; ENGL 110; Social Science
Spring Semester 1MATH 211; CHEM 132; BIOL 206; ENGL 111; PSY 110
Summer SemesterBIOL 210
Fall Semester 2CHEM 220; PHYS 120; COMM 110 Or COMM 212; Humanities/Fine Arts
Spring Semester 2CHEM 230; PHYS 121; Fine Arts; Humanities; Social Science

Program Contact Information

Math, Science and Engineering Department
Room 320B
(309) 694-5365

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training