Want to become a Chiropractor (D.C.)? Most students choose to major in biology, chemistry or sport and exercise sciencefrom UNC before going to chiropractic college, but you can choose any undergraduate major.
Choosing a major outside of the sciences might increase the time it takes you to earn your degree as you'll also need to complete the graduation requirements for that major.
Two semesters of each are usually required for most chiropractic college:
- Introductory biology with lab
- Introductory chemistry with lab
- Organic chemistry with lab
- Chemistry elective with lab
- Physics with lab
- Biomechanics, kinesiology or exercise physiology
- Anatomy and Physiology
Other recommended courses
These courses could also help you on your next journey:
- Math (include statistics)
- Social Sciences/Humanities
During your time here, you should do your best to stick to this timeline. It will help make sure you're ready for chiropractic college.
How to apply to chiropractic college
There is no centralized application for chiropractic college. You must apply to individual schools through an online application and submission of all supplemental materials.
Application cycles vary by program. We recommend you apply approximately 6 months prior to matriculation date(s).
General information about applicants
There are 22 chiropractic colleges in the United States. Students accepted typically have a minimum GPA of 3.0.