|BI 105||Biological Diversity and Ecology|
|BI 121||Biology Lab I|
|BI 106||Structure and Function of Cells and Organisms|
|BI 122||Biology Lab II|
|BI 207||Dynamics Biological Processes*|
|CH 142||Integrated Chemistry Principles I|
|CH 143||Integrated Chemistry Principles I|
|CH 144||Integrated Chemistry Principles II|
|CH 145||Integrated Chemistry Principles II Lab|
|CH 242||Integrated Chemistry: Organic|
|CH 243||Integrated Chemistry: Organic|
|CH 342||Integrated Chemistry: Biochemistry*|
|PC 201||General Physics I|
|PC 202||General Physics II*|
|PC 206L||Physics Lab I*|
|PC207L||Physics Lab II*|
|PY 101||Introduction to Psychology|
|EN OR CM||English/Communication|
|EB 201||The Management Process|
*Denotes optional, but recommend course.
- Strongly recommend Dynamics of Biological Processes, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology. Also recommend calculus, zoology, comparative anatomy, genetics, microbiology, foreign language (especially Spanish), sociology, economics, business courses, communication courses, ethics, and upper level psychology.
- These courses reflect program requirements for our affiliation with the New York Chiropractic College only. Although this course list will be sufficient for most other programs, make sure to check requirements of other schools in which you are interested no later than your sophomore year.
- This course list does NOT represent a POE, nor does it cover College requirements. Design a POE, preferably in an academic area, in consultation with your advisor. Note: If you are in a 3 +_ program, course work during the first year of professional school can count toward upper level POE requirements.
- Make sure to have an advisor on the Health Professions Committee, preferably Dr. Kathleen Jones.
- In addition to your course work you are urged to gain some experience in chiropractic care either during the school year or over the summer.
New York Chiropractic College
Regular Progression (4 years at Juniata) OR 3 + 3 B.S./D.C. Program
|Biology, Chemistry, and Physics with lab in at least half of the courses||24|
|At least one course in humanities, social sciences, fine arts and business management||12 or more|
Competitive credentials: For 3+3 students overall GPA of 3.1 for 3+3 students with C (repeat any C- courses) or better in all science prerequisite courses. Students applying after 4 years at Juniata need at least a 3.00 overall GPA and 2.75 in the prerequisites. Students with a B.S. degree and a GPA of 3.25 or better, 3 credits of biology, and 9 additional science credits, may be exempt from specific prerequisites. Students applying after 4 years at Juniata should have at least a 3.0 overall GPA and 2.75 in the prerequisites.
American Chiropractic Association -http://www.acatoday.org/
New York Chiropractic College -http://www.nycc.edu
Suggested Core Progression for Pre-Chiropractic*
*If you are planning to study abroad or if you are in accelerated program consult with your Health Professions advisor to plan your course progression
Bolded courses are offered only in the indicated semester and/or require a specific sequence due to Juniata prerequisites. Non-bolded courses are either offered in both semesters or represent open-ended choices, making them more flexible in when they can be taken. Course progressions after the freshman year are not carved in stone. Your particular course sequence may be different, depending on your situation. Consult with your advisor.
Expected Prerequisite Course Sequence for 3 + 3 B.S./D.C. Program at Juniata College with New York Chiropractic College
|Freshman Year||BI 105 Biological Diversity and Ecology
||BI 122 Biology Lab II|
|BI 121 Biology Lab I||CH 144 Integrated Chemistry Principles II|
|CH 142 Integrated Chemistry Principles I||CH 145 Integrated Chemistry Princ II Lab|
|CH 143 Integrated Chemistry Principles I Lab|
|Sophomore Year||BI 106 Structure and Function of Organisms||BI 207 Dynamics Biological Processes*|
|CH 242 Integrated Chemistry: Organic
||CH 342 Integrated Chemistry Biochemistry*|
|CH 243 Integrated Chemistry Lab: Organic|
|Junior Year||PC 201 Physics I
||PC 202 General Physics II*
|PC 206 Physics Lab I||PC 207 Physics Lab II*|
*Denotes optional, but recommended course.
If you do an accelerated program plan to finish most or all of the prerequisite courses the year before your final year at Juniata. If you have one or two courses to complete your final year at Juniata, you could be conditionally accepted to professional school based on your academic record up to that point and on successful completion of the remaining prerequisite courses.
If you study abroad the SAFEST strategy is to take ALL prerequisite courses for professional school in the U.S., which may require you to take courses in the U.S. over the summer, preferably at a 4 year institution. However, if this is extremely difficult for your situation, check with the professional schools you wish to attend to see if they will accept courses taken abroad and if so, get their response in writing. Also if you have a Biology POE and will not have BI 207 by the time you go abroad, check with the Biology Department to see if there is a Cell and Molecular course you can take abroad that will enable you to take upper level biology offerings at Juniata your senior year that require BI 207 (ex. Physiology, Immunology, and Microbiology)
Be mindful of your POE courses, which are NOT indicated here. For example, if you have a Biology POE, you will need to take Freshman seminar the spring of your freshman year, Frontiers of Biology the fall of your sophomore year, and Biology 207 at your earliest opportunity after completing Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry.