Chiropractic Bachelor of Science 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 two 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 02-100 (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 02-355 Biochemistry I – 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

I. Core Courses (65)

02-110General Biology I

4

02-111General Biology I Lab

1

02-115General Biology II

4

02-116General Biology II Lab

1

02-220Genetics

4

02-221Genetics Lab

1

02-224General Microbiology

4

02-226General Microbiology Lab

1

02-320Biostatistics

3

02-335Advanced Clinical Physiology

3

02-336Case Studies in Human Physiology

1

02-355Molecular Biochemistry with Clinical Correlates

3

02-356Molecular Biochemistry Lab

1

03-110General Chemistry I

4

03-111General Chemistry I Lab

1

03-115General Chemistry II

4

03-116General Chemistry II Lab

1

03-220Organic Chemistry I

4

03-221Organic Chemistry I Lab

1

03-225Organic Chemistry II

4

03-226Organic Chemistry II Lab

1

13-200Calculus I

4

-OR

13-211Calculus for the Life Sciences

4

17-200College Physics I

4

17-201College Physics I Lab

1

17-205College Physics II

4

17-206College Physics II Lab

1

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

III The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is satisfied by the successful completion of the following courses that contain strong writing components: 02-111, 02-116 General Biology Labs I and II; 02-226 General Microbiology Lab.

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