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:|
|1st Semester||(18 credits)|
BIOL1251/BIOL1253 General Biology I and Lab
|2nd Semester||(18 credits)|
|3rd Semester||(16 credits)|
|4th Semester||(15 credits)|
|5th Semester||(16 credits)|
|6th Semester||(16 credits)|
|Course work to be completed at FDU prior to entering chiropractic college||(96 credits)|
|Credits to be transferred to FDU from chiropractic college||(32 credits)|
|Total Degree Requirements||(128 credits)|