Western Kentucky University

Biology - Pre-Chiropractic School Information Page

WKU has a 3-year (90 semester hours) curriculum designed to prepare potential candidates for entry into a professional chiropractic college. Prior to application at a chiropractic college, candidates must have earned a minimum of 90 semester hours (including at least 48 semester hours in the courses listed below. The candidate is responsible for ensuring that he or she has met those
specific and elective requirements of the school(s) to which they are applying. WKU has an articulation agreement with Palmer College, Davenport, Iowa for preferred admission pending:

1. Application six months in advance of the intended start date
2. Maintenance of a minimum GPA of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale
3. Completion of at least eight courses at WKU and
4. Satisfaction of all other requirements for admission as prescribed in the Palmer College of Chiropractic
catalog.

Although the following requirements will meet current admission guidelines for Palmer, most chiropractic programs possess uniform pre-requisites that mirror these requirements. Completion of these pre-requisites will allow you to compete for available spaces in chiropractic programs, but will not guarantee admission into a professional chiropractic college:

  • ENG 100 and 300
  • BIOL 120/121; and 122/123 or 131
  • CHEM 120/121; and CHEM 222/223
  • CHEM 340/341; and CHEM 342/343
  • MATH 118 (or MATH 116 and 117)
  • PSY 100
  • PHYS 231/232; II 332/233 [or PHYS 201; PHYS 202/208]

Humanities and Social Sciences: 15 hours of electives selected from literature, sociology, psychology, art, theatre, etc..., in conjunction with your advisor.

Advisor:  Dr. Kenneth Crawford

 Last Modified 1/19/14