Chiropractic College Admission Requirements for CCE-Approved Schools:
Listed below is the recommended course of study to meet the prerequisite requirements needed to enter Palmer College of Chiropractic. Overall, 90 semester hours are required. All prerequisite courses listed below must be completed with a grade “C” or better. The minimum prerequisite and cumulative grade point average for entrance to Palmer College is 2.50 on a 4.0 grading scale.
Many states now require a bachelor's degree in addition to the Doctor of Chiropractic degree. The BA Chemistry or the BS Biochemistry and Molecular Biology degrees are excellent choices for pre-chiropractic students planning to complete a bachelor's degree before attending chiropractic college.
A Dual Degree Program has been articulated with Cleveland Chiropractic College, whereby a student takes prescribed courses at Emporia State University, then takes courses for three years at Cleveland. Certain courses are transferred back to ESU, enabling the student to earn a BA degree in Chemistry from ESU and a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine degree from Cleveland Chiropractic.
Other course selections may be acceptable; however, please check with the admissions office before registering for classes other than those listed.
GB 140/141 Principles of Biology w/Lab 4 hrs
ZO 362/363 Human Anatomy & Physiology w/Lab 5 hrs
CH 123/124 Chemistry I w/Lab 5 hrs
CH 126/127 Chemistry II w/Lab 5 hrs
CH 572/573 Organic Chemistry I w/Lab 5 hrs CH 574/575 Organic Chemistry II w/Lab 5 hrs
PH 140/141 College Physics I w/Lab 5 hrs
PH 143/144 College Physics II w/Lab 5 hrs
COMMUNICATION/WRITING/SPEECH (6 semester hours or more)
Literature courses are not recommended.
PSYCHOLOGY (3 semester hours or more)
Any college level course listed under the psychology department.
SOCIAL SCIENCES AND/OR HUMANITIES (15 semester hours or more)
The Social Science and Humanities Departments include course offerings in the following fields. This list does not include math, science, business, computer or engineering courses.
Anthropology Classics Communications
Criminal Justice Economics Education
English Fine Arts Foreign Languages
Government History Psychology
Philosophy Political Science Ethics
NOTE: A few substitutions are possible in the above schedule, but it should be done with extreme care due to the general "tightening" of admission requirements in CCE-approved chiropractic colleges. It should be pointed out that several states currently require that newly licensed chiropractors be graduated from a CCE-approved college, as it is anticipated that more states will add this requirement. A list of approved colleges is available from the pre-chiropractic advisor, Dr.Kim Simons.