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Pre-Chiroporactic General Information

Central Washington University (CWU) has a non-degree advising program through which a student can prepare for admission to a professional Chiropractic Medicine program at another institution. Although CWU does not offer a major in pre-chiropractic, we do offer all prerequisite courses necessary for successful admission to such a program.

There are a number of professional Chiropractic Medicine programs throughout the U.S. Requirements for admission vary among the professional schools. The information contained here serves as an overview of those requirements. For detailed information about each program, see the link above.

Unfortunately, not all Chiropractic Medicine programs have the exact same prerequisite requirements. The list below consists of the primary coursework needed to prepare for admission to such programs. For details about prerequisites for each program, visit individual program websites. The following coursework is required by most programs:

  • *BIOL 181, 182, 183 with labs
  • *CHEM 181, 182, 183 with labs
  • *CHEM 361, 361LAB, 362
  • PSY 101

Other recommended courses:

  • *BIOL 220 or BIOL 430
  • *BIOL 355*, 356*
  • *EXSC 250
  • English or Speech Communications 
  • Additional Social Science and Humanities courses

*These courses have pre- or co-requisites.