Degree type(s): Pre-Professional Concentration
Degree field(s): Healthcare; Sciences; Pre-Chiropractic; Biology
Location(s): Bismarck, ND
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.
Pre-Chiropractic Program Concentration Overview
Prepare for chiropractic school—and a career as a chiropractor—with this pre-professional program concentration at the University of Mary.
The Pre-Chiropractic program concentration includes a rigorous curriculum designed to prepare you for entrance exams and professional chiropractic study while earning your bachelor’s degree at one of the most affordable private universities in the nation. The 10-course Pre-Chiropractic concentration can be taken within any major.
Pre-Chiropractic Concentration: Program Highlights
Prepare for the future
Enter chiropractic school after three years at the University of Mary, and transfer the first year of chiropractic school coursework to complete your bachelor's degree.
Take advantage of unique opportunities
Take part in research seminars, panel discussions, and practice interviews. Students may also pursue independent study research projects in conjunction with area research institutions.
Learn from the best
Learn from expert faculty who bring professional experience—and a real-world perspective—to the classroom.
Focus on values
Gain the skills to lead as an ethical professional through a bachelor’s degree and pre-professional program concentration infused with Christian, Catholic, Benedictine values.
Become engaged beyond the classroomParticipate in leadership, learning, and service activities available through numerous service organizations at the University of Mary.
The University of Mary and Chiropractic School
The University of Mary has 3+3 articulation agreements with several major chiropractic schools. This allows you to enter chiropractic school after just three years, and complete your bachelor’s degree while pursuing your professional chiropractic program. You can learn more about specific chiropractic programs on our partner chiropractic school websites:
- Logan College of Chiropractic
- Palmer College of Chiropractic
- Northwestern Health Sciences University
Because chiropractors use nonsurgical methods of treatment and do not prescribe drugs, people across all age groups are increasingly becoming interested in chiropractic care.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of chiropractors is projected to grow 15 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.
Chiropractors must get a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree and a state license. Doctor of Chiropractic programs typically take 4 years to complete and require at least 3 years of undergraduate college education for admission.
Because professional schools' entrance requirements vary widely, students are urged to contact the professional school they wish to attend to assure that they have taken all of the prerequisite classes to meet program requirements.
Other Pre-Professional Program Concentrations
In addition to the Pre-Chiropractic concentration, you can also add the following concentrations to your bachelor’s degree program at the University of Mary:
- Dentistry pre-professional concentration
- Optometry pre-professional concentration
- Pharmacy pre-professional concentration
- Physician Assistant pre-professional concentration
- Podiatry pre-professional concentration
- Pre-law professional concentration
- Pre-med professional concentration
- Veterinary Medicine pre-professional concentration
- Wildlife Management and Conservation Biology pre-professional concentration
Not only can you pursue your bachelor’s degree at our main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota, the University of Mary also offers selected undergraduate programs online and via convenient evening classes that meet one night per week.
The Pre-Chiropractic program concentration at the University of Mary requires the following 10 courses:
- BIO 103, 106 and 311
- CHE 111, 112, 217 and 318
- MAT 103 (or higher)
- PHY 203 and 304
Once you complete these pre-professional courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5, it will be noted on your transcript that you have successfully completed the pre-chiropractic program concentration.