Academics

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.

Recommended General Education Courses

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

Recommended Program Courses

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

General Bachelor Degree Transfer Options

Transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities. For additional transfer information, including information on transfer partnerships and transfer guides:

Transfer Planning