Advisor: M. Fultz

Admission requirements for schools and colleges of chiropractic medicine emphasize a strong background in science and the humanities. Pre-chiropractic students are encouraged to fulfill the requirements and complete their 90-credit hours with additional courses in the biological sciences. An emphasis on courses in the basic sciences, particularly biology, will prepare the student for success in chiropractic medicine.


Most schools or colleges of chiropractic medicine require the following preprofessional education for admission to the Doctor of Chiropractic degree programs:

  1. 90 credit hours leading to a baccalaureate degree in a college or university program with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  2. Six credit hours of biology with laboratory.
  3. Six credit hours of general chemistry with laboratory.
  4. Six credit hours of organic chemistry with laboratory.
  5. Six credit hours of physics with laboratory.
  6. Six credit hours of English and/or communication skills.
  7. Three credit hours of psychology.
  8. 15 credit hours of social sciences and/or humanities.
  9. It is recommended that biology courses be selected from principles of biology, cell biology, general zoology or principles of microbiology.

For purposes of course scheduling and complete preparation for chiropractic schools, all pre-chiropractic students should work closely with their assigned advisor.

MSU has an articulation agreement with Logan College of Chiropractic and Palmer College of Chiropractic which allows students to enter professional school after three years and still be able to receive a BS degree from MSU.