Chiropractic / Bachelor of Science in Biology to Doctor of Chiropractic 3 + 3 Program

Total Credit Hours: 128

Major Credit Hours: 65

A grade of “C” or better must be earned in a prerequisite course in order to advance to the next course in the sequence.

Biology majors may take a Biology class only 2 times. If the student has not achieved a minimum of a “C” after the second attempt, the student may not repeat the class.

The Biology Department will award 3 hours of credit for the General Education class BIOL 10000 (Introduction to Biology) when students have received a score of 4 or 5 on AP tests. No credit is awarded for major classes based on AP scores.

It is the policy of the Biology department to support with letters of recommendation for professional school applications only those students who have achieved a cumulative and science GPA of 3.25 by the time they complete BIOL 35500 Biochemistry 1 – Molecular Biochemistry with Clinical Correlates and have no withdrawals in their records. In the event that a student has his/her request for letters of recommendation denied, he/she has the right to petition for reconsideration with the understanding that there is no guarantee that the petition will be successful. Acceptance into any professional school is solely determined by the admissions committees of that school. All faculty members have the right to decline a request to write a letter of recommendation for any student.

If a student does not complete the first-year credit hours in one of the graduate programs, he/she must consult with the Lewis University advisor and fulfill the usual B.A. or B.S. degree requirements listed elsewhere in this catalog.

A student entering this program must have an ACT composite score of 23.

Degree Requirements

Program: BS-BIOL-A

Concentration: CHRO

I. Core Courses (65)

BIOL-11000General Biology 1

4

BIOL-11100General Biology 1 Lab

1

BIOL-11500General Biology 2

4

BIOL-11600General Biology 2 Lab

1

BIOL-22000Genetics

4

BIOL-22100Genetics Lab

1

BIOL-22400General Microbiology

4

BIOL-22600General Microbiology Lab

1

BIOL-32000Biostatistics

3

BIOL-33500Advanced Clinical Physiology

3

BIOL-33600Case Studies in Human Physiology

1

BIOL-35500Molecular Biochemistry with Clinical Correlates

3

BIOL-35600Molecular Biochemistry Lab

1

CHEM-11000General Chemistry 1

4

CHEM-11100General Chemistry 1 Lab

1

CHEM-11500General Chemistry 2

4

CHEM-11600General Chemistry 2 Lab

1

CHEM-22000Organic Chemistry 1

4

CHEM-22100Organic Chemistry 1 Lab

1

CHEM-22500Organic Chemistry 2

4

CHEM-22600Organic Chemistry 2 Lab

1

MATH-20000Calculus 1

4

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MATH-21100Calculus for the Life Sciences

4

PHYS-20000College Physics 1

4

PHYS-20100College Physics 1 Lab

1

PHYS-20500College Physics 2

4

PHYS-20600College Physics 2 Lab

1

II. First-Year credit hours earned at Palmer, Northwestern, or Logan are transferred to Lewis. (20+)

III. Advanced Writing Requirement

The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is satisfied by successful completion of
BIOL-11100General Biology 1 Lab

1

BIOL-11600General Biology 2 Lab

1

BIOL-22600General Microbiology Lab

1

IV. Consult the program Fact Sheet for the sequence of General Education courses. (43)