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Palmer College of Chiropractic’s main campus in Davenport, Iowa, Only

A Solid Foundation for Your Chiropractic Career

We’re pleased to offer a Bachelor of Science in General Science (B.S.) degree program. These studies complement the Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) coursework and enhance your ability to earn a D.C. degree.

At Palmer College, we believe our profession calls us to become lifelong learners. The B.S. program will give you a solid start and flexibility for future career paths. A B.S. degree may also be necessary for obtaining licensure in the state you will practice.

Here is how this completion degree works:

  • You will earn a total 120 credit hours for the B.S. degree.
  • You will earn 30 credit hours from the D.C. program which Palmer also applies to the B.S. degree.
  • You earn 90 credit hours through the Palmer College Department of Undergraduate Studies and/or through transfer credit from other regionally accredited institutions. 

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College Profile

A Rich History for Undergraduate Education

We believe in the value of a classic education. In 1962 Palmer stepped up to meet the rising requirements of state licensing boards and created a Division of Liberal Arts. At that time, two years’ prerequisite courses were required for licensure. In October 1983, the first graduating class began their B.S. program studies. This is the same program offered to you today.

A Rich History for Undergraduate Education



1975 to 1983


Palmer Junior College, Davenport , formed

First B.S. degrees awarded in June

Palmer and St. Ambrose College hold cooperative programs

B.S. degree is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools