Degree type(s): Pre-Professional Concentration
Degree field(s): Health Care; 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 professional chiropractic study. The 10-course Pre-Chiropractic concentration can be taken within any major.

Pre-Chiropractic Concentration: Program Highlights

  1. Take advantage of unique opportunities

    Take part in research seminars and panel discussions. Students may also pursue independent study research projects in conjunction with area research institutions.

  2. Learn from the best

    Learn from expert faculty who bring professional experience—and a real-world perspective—to the classroom.

  3. 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.

  4. Become engaged beyond the classroom

    Participate 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:


Because chiropractors use nonsurgical methods of treatment and do not prescribe drugs, people across all age groups are increasingly becoming interested in chiropractic care.

Employment of chiropractors is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. 

+ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Chiropractors

Chiropractors must get a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree and a state license. Doctor of Chiropractic programs typically take four years to complete and require at least three 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.

For a list of courses for the Loading..., please visit the catalog.

Even as one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, the University of Mary does offer a variety of scholarships. In fact, 99% of main campus undergraduate students receive some form of scholarship! 

Some scholarships are available for specific academic programs, such as nursing, while other scholarships are available for certain student populations, such as military and veteran students

We strongly encourage you to contact your personal admissions representative to discover all of the options that might be available to you. In many cases, a program specific scholarship is just one component of a complete financial aid package. 

Our admissions professionals will work together with our Office of Financial Assistance to ensure that you get the best financial aid package possible to finance your education. 

Acceptance at the University of Mary does not automatically qualify you to pursue a program in one of the academic programs of study. Application requirements are specific to each major or academic program.

We recommend consulting your advisor for details. Applications are reviewed by the faculty members of the program. You will be notified that you have been admitted, admitted provisionally, or denied admission to the program.


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:

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.