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Pre-Chiropractic Transfer AS

Last updated 5/30/2014

Associate in Science Code 1531

Program Contacts:
QC Campus
Darryl Beckett, 309-796-5239, beckettd@bhc.edu


Graduates of the doctor of chiropractic program may choose to establish a private practice or they may choose to associate with another doctor in an established practice.

Entrance requirements for admission to Palmer College of Chiropractic (effective Fall semester 2001) are as follows:

  1. Completion of 90 semester credit hours. It is recommended that 60 of these hours be completed at the 100 and 200 level, while at least 30 hours should come from 300 or 400 (junior or senior) level courses. Courses in science and communications are recommended for the 300 or 400 level.
  2. A grade of “C” or better is required in all prerequisite courses.
  3. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is required for the prerequisite courses.
  4. A minimum of 48 of the 60 semester hours at the 100 and 200-level must be completed as listed below in the prerequisites for admission.
  5. Consult with the BHC pre-chiropractic advisor to develop an appropriate course of study that will meet all course, application, and admission requirements.

Pre-Chiropractic Transfer AS
Associate in Science Code 1531
Prerequisite Courses for Admission
*Science
A minimum of two semesters or the equivalent of one academic year in each science subject.

Biology (with lab) Hours (Credit Hours)
BIOL 145 — Anatomy/Physiology I (4)
BIOL 146 — Anatomy/Physiology II (4)

Inorganic Chemistry (with lab) (Credit Hours)
CHEM 101 — General Chemistry I (4)
CHEM 102 — General Chemistry II (4)

Organic Chemistry (with lab) (Credit Hours)
CHEM 203 — Organic Chemistry I (5)
CHEM 204 — Organic Chemistry II (5)

Physics (with lab) (Credit Hours)
PHYS 101 — College Physics I (4-5)
PHYS 102 — College Physics II (5)

OR (Credit Hours)
PHYS 201 — General Physics (5)
PHYS 202 — General Physics (5)

* Survey courses are not recommended in the sciences.

Psychology (minimum 3 credit hours)
Any college level course in psychology.

Communication and/or Language Skills (minimum 6 credit hours or more)
Eng 101 — Composition I (3)
Eng 102 — Composition II (3)
Speech elective (any SPEC course) (3)

Social Science and Humanities (minimum 15 semester hours) The Social Sciences and Humanities Departments include course offerings in the following fields. This list does not include math, science, business, computer, engineering or physical education fields.

Social Science
ANTH, ECON, GEOG (select 105 only), HIST, POLS, PSYC, SOC

Humanities
ART (theory or applied), ENG (literature), Foreign Languages, HIST, MUSC (theory or applied), PHIL, THEA

Note: Students desiring to complete an Associate in Science degree in the pre-chiropractic curriculum must be certain that their course program includes 6 hours of Mathematics, 9 hours of Humanities and Fine Arts general education electives, 9 hours of Social Science general education electives, 3 hours in Non-Western Studies, and 2 courses (7-8 hours including one laboratory course) of Physical and Life Sciences, with one course from Life Sciences and one course from Physical Sciences, as well as those courses specified by Palmer College.

Courses for this program include: »

BIOL 145 Anatomy Physiology I
4 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Students must complete both #1 & #2 below or have instructor approval.
1. Biology 100, 101, or 105 and Chemistry 101 or 110 with a “C” or better; or a score of 70% or higher on the Anatomy and Physiology placement exam.
2. REA 098 & MATH 080 (or COMPASS equivalent) and students must be eligible for (as determined by COMPASS score or other assessment) or currently enrolled in college-level English courses (100-level or greater).

A systematic study of the anatomical-physiological aspects of the human body. Topics include homeostasis, biomolecules, cytology, histology, as well as integumentary, skeleto-muscular, nervous and endocrine systems.

BIOL 146 Anatomy Physiology II
4 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 2 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: BIOL 145 “C” or better.
Continuation of BIOL 145. Systematic study of cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Fluids, electrolytes, acid-base balance, metabolism, and human development are also studied.

CHEM 101 General Chemistry I
4 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 3 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: One year of high school chemistry or CHEM 110; or the completion of MATH 112 “C” or better, Math 118 “C” or better, or Math 123 “C or better, or by Algebra assessment.
Fundamental principles of stoichiometry, periodicity, atomic structure and thermochemistry with applications to gases, liquids, solids and solutions. IAI: P1 902L; CHM 911

CHEM 102 General Chemistry II
4 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 3 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 101.
Continuation of CHEM 101. Equilibrium calculations, electrochemistry, acid-base theory, coordination compounds, inorganic chemistry. IAI: CHM 912

CHEM 203 Organic Chemistry I
5 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 3 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 101.
Synthetic and mechanistic features of hydrocarbons, alkyl halides and alcohols, including nomenclature. IAI: CHM 913

CHEM 204 Organic Chemistry II
5 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 6 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 203.
Continuation of CHEM 203. Emphasis on functional group reactions and mechanisms with spectrochemical interpretations. IAI: CHM 914

ENG 101 Composition I
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: ACT English score of 22 or above; or appropriate COMPASS score; or English 091 “C” or better.
English 101 is designed for students who are competent in the fundamentals of composition. Students will write essays using a variety of expository strategies and will apply standard techniques of documentation when appropriate. IAI: C1 900

ENG 102 Composition II
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: English 101 “C” or better.
English 102 is a continuation of English 101, is a required composition course that involves reading, discussion, and analysis of a body of literature to generate ideas for critical and persuasive papers, including one documented research paper. IAI: C1 901R (Grade of “C” or higher required for this course to be eligible to be included in the IAI General Education Core Curriculum.)

PHYS 101 College Physics I
5 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 3 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: MATH 112 or equivalent or instructor consent.
For students majoring in a field other than pre-engineering, mathematics or physics. Theory of mechanics, heat and sound. Graduation credit not permitted for both PHYS 101 and 201. IAI: P1 900L

PHYS 102 College Physics II
5 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 3 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: PHYS 101.
Theory of magnetism, electricity, light and topics from atomic and nuclear physics. Graduation credit not permitted for both PHYS 102 and 202.

PHYS 201 General Physics
5 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 4 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: MATH 124 or instructor consent.
For students preparing to major in engineering, physics, chemistry or mathematics. Analytical study of the theory of mechanics, heat and sound. Graduation credit will not be permitted for both PHYS 101 and 201. IAI: P2 900L; PHY 911

PHYS 202 General Physics
5 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 4 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: PHYS 201.
For students preparing to major in engineering, physics, chemistry or mathematics. Analytical study of the theory of electricity, magnetism, and optics. Graduation credit will not be granted for both PHYS 102 and 202. IAI: PHY 912