B.S. in Biology/Doctor of Chiropractic

 

This accelerated, combined degree program enables students to earn both baccalaureate and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees in just six years and four months—a full year less than the normal study time of seven years and four months. Students can choose to attend undergraduate classes on either of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s New Jersey campuses.

The bachelor’s degree is awarded by the University and the Doctor of Chiropractic degree is awarded by a participating Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE)- accredited College of Chiropractic. To date, the University has affiliations with New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, N.Y.; Logan University, Chesterfield, Mo.; Life Chiropractic College West, San Lorenzo, Calif.; Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa; and Western States Chiropractic College, Portland, Ore.

Students are admitted into FDU’s combined degree program as incoming freshmen or qualified transfer students. The B.S. degree is awarded after the students completes six semesters (three years) at FDU (including the courses listed on the next pages or their approved equivalent), completes the first two trimesters of study at a participating chiropractic college with grades of C or better and is accepted into the third trimester. Up to 32 credits accepted in transfer toward completion of B.S. degree requirements will be selected from appropriate graduate-level courses offered by a participating chiropractic college.

Specific Course Requirements

Under the provisions of the prechiropractic program on the Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, New Jersey, students matriculate in the School of Natural Sciences, University College: Arts • Sciences • Professional Studies for a minimum of 96 credits of course work leading to the B.S. in biology (preprofessional degree option), including the following courses:

  SEMESTER 1 (18 cr.)
 
BIOL1251/BIOL1253 General Biology I and Lab
4
CHEM1201 General Chemistry I
3
CHEM1203 General Chemistry Lab I
1
CSCI1105 Computers & Comp Software
3
ENWR1101 Academic Writing
3
FRSH1000 Freshman Seminar
1
MATH2337 Applied Statistics I
3
  SEMESTER 2 (18 cr.)
 
BIOL1252/BIOL1254 General Biology II and Lab
4
CHEM1202 General Chemistry II
3
CHEM1204 General Chemistry Lab II
1
MATH_____ 1 Math Sequence
4
ENWR1102 Academic Research & Writing
3
CORE3004 Global Issues
3
  SEMESTER 3 (16 cr.)
 
BIOL2250/BIOL2150 Ecology & Field Biology and Lab
4
CHEM2261 Organic Chemistry I
3
CHEM2263 Organic Chemistry Lab I
2
ENGL2201 Masterpieces of World Lit. I
3
MATH_____ 1 Math Sequence
4
  SEMESTER 4 (15 cr.)
 
BIOL2237/BIOL2239 Human Structure & Function and Lab
4
CHEM2262 Organic Chemistry II
3
CHEM2264 Organic Chemistry Lab II
2
ENGL2202 Masterpieces of World Lit. II
3
CORE1001 Perspectives on the Indiv
3
  SEMESTER 5 (16 cr.)
 
BIOL3225/BIOL3226 General Microbiology and Lab
4
BIOL3210/BIOL3211 Genetics and Lab
4
BIOL4405 Ethics in Science
3
BIOL6900 Biology Seminar I
1
PHYS2203 University Physics I
3
PHYS2201 General Physics Lab I
1
  SEMESTER 6 (16 cr.)
 
BIOL3345 Molecular Genetics
3
CHEM3281 Biochemistry I
3
CORE2003 Cross-Cultural Perspectives
3
PHYS2204 University Physics II
3
PHYS2202 General Physics Lab II
1
SPCH1155 Public Speaking
3

 

Course work to be completed at FDU prior to entering chiropractic college .............. 96
Credits to be transferred to FDU from chiropractic college ........................................32

Total Degree Requirements......................................................................................128