Going Gold, College at Florham FULL

Chiropractic BS-DC

Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences

Six-year, Four-month Program (with selected Council on Chiropractic Education Colleges of Chiropractic)

Specific Course Requirements

College at Florham

Under the provisions of the prechiropractic program on the College at Florham, students matriculate in the department of biological and allied health sciences, Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences, for a minimum of 97 credits of course work leading to the BS in biology (preprofessional degree option), including the following courses:

College Core
Skill Requirements Total 23

University Core Total 9

  • CORE1006   University Core A - The Global Challenge
  • CORE2007   University Core B - Perspectives on the Individual
  • CORE2008   University Core C - Cross-cultural Perspectives

Social and Behavioral Sciences Total 6

Humanities Total 6

Laboratory Sciences Total 20

Biology Major

Biology Requirements Total 26

Cognate Requirements Total 19

Course work to be completed at Becton College prior to entering chiropractic college: Subtotal 97
Credits to be transferred to FDU from chiropractic college: 31
Total Degree Requirements: 128


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 the Metropolitan Campus or College at Florham.

The bachelor's degree is awarded by Fairleigh Dickinson 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
  • Logan University
  • Parker College of Chiropractic
  • Western States Chiropractic College
  • Palmer Chiropractic

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 below 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.