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/BIOL1253General Biology I and Lab
4
CHEM1201General Chemistry I
3
CHEM1203General Chemistry Lab I
1
CSCI1105Computers & Comp Software
3
ENGL1101English Composition I
3
FRSH1000Freshman Seminar
1
MATH2337Applied Statistics I
3
 SEMESTER 2 (18 cr.)
 
BIOL1252/BIOL1254General Biology II and Lab
4
CHEM1202General Chemistry II
3
CHEM1204General Chemistry Lab II
1
MATH_____1 Math Sequence
4
ENGL1102English Composition II
3
CORE1006The Global Challenge
3
 SEMESTER 3 (16 cr.)
 
BIOL2250/BIOL2150Ecology & Field Biology and Lab
4
CHEM2261Organic Chemistry I
3
CHEM2263Organic Chemistry Lab I
2
ENGL2201Masterpieces of World Lit. I
3
MATH_____1 Math Sequence
4
 SEMESTER 4 (15 cr.)
 
BIOL2237/BIOL2239Human Structure & Function and Lab
4
CHEM2262Organic Chemistry II
3
CHEM2264Organic Chemistry Lab II
2
ENGL2202Masterpieces of World Lit. II
3
CORE2007Perspectives on the Indiv
3
 SEMESTER 5 (16 cr.)
 
BIOL3225/BIOL3226General Microbiology and Lab
4
BIOL3210/BIOL3211Genetics and Lab
4
BIOL4405Ethics in Science
3
BIOL6900Biology Seminar I
1
PHYS2203University Physics I
3
PHYS2201General Physics Lab I
1
 SEMESTER 6 (16 cr.)
 
BIOL3345Molecular Genetics
3
CHEM3281Biochemistry I
3
CORE2008Cross-Cultural Perspectives
3
PHYS2204University Physics II
3
PHYS2202General Physics Lab II
1
SPCH1155Public 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