Doctor of Chiropractic Prerequisite Coursework
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Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Admission Guidelines
Logan University will consider for admission students whose goals, abilities and character are consistent with our mission. Applicants must have completed the equivalent of at least three academic years of undergraduate study applicable toward a baccalaureate degree (90 semester hours) at an institution(s) accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or an equivalent foreign agency with a GPA for these 90 hours of not less than 3.0 on a 4.0 grade scale. The 90 hours must include a minimum of 24 semester hours in life and physical science courses, of which half the courses must have a substantive laboratory component and with a minimum GPA in those classes of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 grade scale.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum 24 semester hours in life and physical science courses or whose GPA for 90 semester hours falls below a 3.0 on a 4.0 grade scale may be considered for the alternative admissions track. No student will be considered for admission who has completed fewer than 90 semester hours and/or has a GPA for these 90 hours of less than 2.75 on a 4.0 grade scale.
The recommended coursework provides crucial preparation and background necessary for success in the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program and ensures Logan graduates are academically prepared and able to practice in all 50 states. Logan strongly recommends the 24 semester hours of life and physical science courses include:
- Six semester hours of Biological Sciences: the Biological Sciences requirement should include one or more courses in the biological sciences with unduplicated content, of which one should include pertinent laboratory experience.
- 12 semester hours of Chemistry: the Chemistry requirement should include three semester hours of general or inorganic chemistry and at least six hours of organic chemistry and/or biochemistry course with unduplicated content. At least six hours of the chemistry courses should include pertinent laboratory experience.
- Six semester hours of Physics: the Physics requirement should include either one or more physics courses with unduplicated content (of which one must include a pertinent laboratory experiences, or three semester hours in physics (with laboratory) and three semester hours in courses that have a physical science component such as biomechanics, kinesiology or exercise physiology.
In addition to the science coursework, Logan expects an applicant’s undergraduate preparation to include a well-rounded general education program. This recommended coursework includes:
- 6 semester hours in English Language and Communication Skills
- 3 semester hours in General Psychology
- 15 semester hours in Social Sciences/Humanities
Applicants may be admitted who do not have the recommended coursework by Logan. They will be required to sign an acknowledgement they may not be eligible for licensure in all 50 states.
Applicants are responsible for remaining knowledgeable of individual state requirements for licensure. The most current information about specific state licensure requirements is available on the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Board’s website
In the event an institution’s transcript does not combine laboratory and lecture grades for a single course grade, Logan may calculate a weighted average of those grades to establish the grade in the course.
Please Note: The prerequisites for those Doctor of Chiropractic Degree Program applicants wishing to earn the Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology or in Life Science are different. See the descriptions of the Bachelor of Science Degrees
for specific details.
For applicants who fall short of the 90 hours and/or fall short of the 24 semester hours of life and physical sciences, Logan offers Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics and other science coursework in an accelerated format online and on-campus. General education courses are also available. Applicants can complete the coursework in as little as one trimester. Please see the description of the Accelerated Science Program
(ASP) for specific details.