Davenport Campus Only
The degree requires that students complete a minimum of 90 credit hours, of which a minimum of 30 are general education, leading toward a bachelor’s degree outside of the Doctor of Chiropractic curriculum. Undergraduate courses are offered on the Palmer campus to meet credit requirements for the bachelor’s degree. This degree is conferred simultaneously with, but independently from, the doctoral degree in chiropractic. The bachelor’s degree can be awarded concurrently with the D.C. degree or up to one year prior to or after completion of the program. The minimum program requirements are 121 total credit hours:
- A minimum of 31 credit hours of courses must be completed at Palmer College of Chiropractic.
- A minimum of 30 credit hours must be junior/senior (300/400) level courses.
- A minimum of 60 credit hours must be (100/200) freshman/sophomore level courses.
Other program information:
- No grade below a “C” (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) will be accepted toward the B.S. degree.
- Up to 15 credit hours may be granted from course work in vocational/technical programs (transferable as freshman/sophomore level courses).
- Up to 20 credit hours of CLEP (College Level Examination Program) may be granted (transferable as freshman/sophomore level courses).
- Up to 35 credit hours may be applied from a previous undergraduate degree.
The minimum distribution requirements of subjects by semester hours are as follows:
- Natural and Physical Sciences - 24 credit hours. Includes biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, geology, astronomy and nutrition.
- Humanities - 6-9 credit hours. Includes literature, history, philosophy, art, theater, music, religion and physical education.
- Social and Behavioral Sciences - 9-12 credit hours. Includes psychology, sociology, political science, business, economics, geography, anthropology and computer science.
- Communication and Languages- 9-12 credit hours. Includes classical languages, foreign languages, English, communication and speech communication.
Undergraduate courses which do not fall into the categories listed above will be classified at the discretion of the Undergraduate Program Oversight Committee.
Undergraduate courses at the junior/senior level are offered on the Davenport Campus on the same trimester system as the Doctor of Chiropractic courses. These courses are taught by Palmer faculty and staff, and are structured to complement the Doctor of Chiropractic class schedule. Registration for bachelor’s degree courses is held during the same time as registration for Doctor of Chiropractic courses.
Candidates for the B.S. degree must complete their last academic year on Palmer’s Davenport Campus in order to be awarded the degree. Also, alumni more than one year out of Palmer’s Davenport Campus must complete 24 credit hours on Palmer’s Davenport Campus.
Contact: Annette VenHorst at firstname.lastname@example.org.