D.C. Degree Pathways

Agreement Descriptions

D.C. Program Agreements are educational agreements between Palmer College other colleges and universities in the country. These agreements are designed to save you time and tuition while working toward your Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree. There are the three different types of agreements that are available.

  • 3+1 agreement
  • 2+2 agreement
  • Joint Admissions

If your undergraduate institution would like to participate in an educational agreement with Palmer, please email Articulation Officer Sandy Miller or call her at (800) 722-3648.

3+1

Through a 3+1 agreement, you complete three years at a participating undergraduate institution. Then, you complete the first year’s coursework at Palmer in the Doctor of Chiropractic program. Credits can then be transferred back to complete the undergraduate degree. This essentially allows you to complete your first year of our D.C. program while completing your undergraduate degree.

2+2 (B.S.)

The 2+2 program enables you to transition smoothly from an undergraduate institution to the Bachelor of Science program at Palmer. You complete two years (60 credits) at a participating institution and then transfer into Palmer’s Bachelor of Science program (30 credits) and finish concurrently with the D.C. program.

Joint Admissions

Prepare for the Palmer Doctor of Chiropractic program with undergraduate courses designed to accelerate your career.

As the world's oldest and largest chiropractic college, we've used our experience to specially develop a convenient, cost-effective prerequisite program with community colleges near our Davenport, Iowa, and Port Orange, Fla., campuses.

Main campus (Davenport, Iowa): Joint Admissions Program

Scott Community College offers courses online, at its Davenport and Bettendorf campuses. This community college has a history of academic excellence and receives the maximum accreditation from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

  • Science Courses
  • Associate Degree Program

You will benefit from:

  • Coordinated admission and advisory services between colleges
  • In-state tuition rates for all program students
  • Flexible, eight-week mid-semester courses for late enrollees
  • Housing assistance
  • Financial planning
  • Worldwide licensure information
  • Library and information services from both colleges
  • Free memberships to the Palmer Fitness Center
  • Complimentary clinic care in our Academic Health Center

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Palmer Admission Application and pay the application fee.
  2. Complete the Palmer Application for Joint Admissions Program and submit to Palmer.
  3. Download the Scott Community College Application for Admission, complete and submit it to the community college.

Your Joint Admissions Representative

Angelique Kimble
Scott Community College
500 Belmont Road
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Phone: 563-441-4065
Fax: 563-441-4101
Email: akimble@eicc.edu



Participating Schools

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Bay College

2001 North Lincoln Road, Escanaba, MI 49829 (site)
Contact: Jeremy Belanger (Transfer & Advising)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Bethune Cookman University

640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 (site)
Port Orange, Fla., Campus
3+1
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Black Hawk College

6600 34th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265 (site)
Contact: Brian Glaser (Natural Science) 309-796-5238
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Bloomfield College

467 Franklin St, Bloomfield, NJ 07003 (site)
Contact: Dr. Tammy Castro (Natural Science) 973-748-1314
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
Port Orange, Fla., Campus
3+1
San Jose, Calif., Campus
3+1
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Briar Cliff University

3303 Rebecca St, Sioux City, IA 51104 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
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Bristol Community College

777 Elsbree Street, Fall River, MA 02720 (site)
Contact: Stefanie Deprey (Student Services and Enrollment)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Buena Vista University

610 W 4th St, Storm Lake, IA 50588 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
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Butte College

3536 Butte Campus Dr, Oroville, CA 95965 (site)
Contact: Debra Reynolds (Counseling & Advising) 530-895-2378
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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California University of Pennsylvania

250 University Avenue, California, PA 15419 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
Port Orange, Fla., Campus
3+1
San Jose, Calif., Campus
3+1
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Central Arizona College

8470 N Overfield Rd, Coolidge, AZ 85122 (site)
Contact: Derek Shank (Advising) 520-494-5527
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Central College

812 University, Pella, IA 50219 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
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Chicago State University

95th St at King Dr, Chicago, IL 60628 (site)
Contact: (PreHealth Professions) 773-995-3981
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
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Chowan University

One University Place, Murfreesboro, NC 27855 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
Port Orange, Fla., Campus
3+1
San Jose, Calif., Campus
3+1
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Cloud County Community College

2221 Campus Drive, Concordia, KS 66901 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Coffeyville Community College

400 W 11th Street, Coffeyville, KS 67337 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Daytona State College

1200 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 (site)
Contact: Michelle Goldys (Associate Program Advising)
Contact: Theresa Moore (School of Management) 386-506-3000
Port Orange, Fla., Campus
3+1
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Des Moines Area Community College

2006 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023 (site)
Contact: Erica Spiller (Information Center) 515-964-6643
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Eastern Illinois University

600 Lincoln Ave, Charleston, IL 61920 (site)
Contact: Gary Bulla (Biology) 217-581-3499
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
Port Orange, Fla., Campus
3+1
San Jose, Calif., Campus
3+1
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Eastern Iowa Community College

101 W Third St, Davenport, IA 50801 (site)
Contact: Angelique Kimble (Scott Community College) 563-441-4065
Contact: Admissions (Clinton Community College) 563-244-7000
Contact: Admissions (Muscatine Community College) 563-288-6000
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Eastern Michigan University

202 Welch Hall, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
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Fairleigh Dickinson University

1000 River Rd, Teaneck, NJ 7666 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
Port Orange, Fla., Campus
3+1
San Jose, Calif., Campus
3+1
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Folsom Lake College

10 College Parkway, Folsom, CA 95630 (site)
Contact: Chris Clark (Transfer Center) 916-608-6719
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Grossmont College

8800 Grossmont College Dr, El Cajon, CA 92020 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Harper College

1200 W Algonquin Rd, I-117, Palatine, IL 60067 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Hawkeye Community College

1501 E Orange Rd PO Box 8015, Waterloo, IA 50704 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Heartland Community College

1500 W Raab Road, Normal, IL 61761 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Highland Community College

606 W Main, Highland, KS 66035 (site)
Contact: Dr Erin Shaw (Academic Affairs) 785-442-6015
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Holyoke Community College

303 Homestead Ave, Holyoke, MA 01040 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Hutchinson Community College

1300 N Plum, Hutchinson, KS 67501 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Illinois Central College

One College Drive, East Peoria, IL 61635 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Indiana University of Pennsylvania

1011 South Dr 201 Sutton Hall, Indiana, PA 15705 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
Port Orange, Fla., Campus
3+1
San Jose, Calif., Campus
3+1
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Iowa Lakes Community College

19 S 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334 (site)
Contact:
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Iowa State University

103 Bessey Hall, Ames, IA 50011 (site)
Contact: Jim Holtz (Biology) 515-294-2558
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
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Iowa Valley Community College District

, Marshalltown/Ellsworth, IA (site)
Contact:
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Iowa Wesleyan University

601 N Main Street, Mt Pleasant, IA 52641 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
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Jackson State University

1440 J R Lynch St, Jackson, MS 39217 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
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Kirtland Community College

10775 N St. Helen Road, Roscommon, MI 48653 (site)
Contact: Renae Klee (Registrar)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Kutztown University

15200 Kutztown Rd, Kutztown, PA 19530 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
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Labette Community College

200 South 14th Street, Parsons, KS 67357 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Lansing Community College

610 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933 (site)
Contact: (Academic & Career Advising) 517-483-1999
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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LaRoche College

9000 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburg, PA 15237 (site)
Contact: Lauren Lanzino (Health Sciences) 412-367-9300
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
Port Orange, Fla., Campus
3+1
San Jose, Calif., Campus
3+1
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Lewis and Clark Community College

5800 Godfrey Rd, Godfrey, IL 62035 (site)
Contact: Delfina Dornes (Enrollment & Advising) 618-468-5200
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Lewis University

One University Pkwy, Romeoville, IL 60446 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
Port Orange, Fla., Campus
3+1
San Jose, Calif., Campus
3+1
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Lindenwood University

209 S Kings Highway, Saint Charles, MO 63301 (site)
Contact: Dr. Ricardo Delgado (School of Sciences) 636-949-4735
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
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Lipscomb University

One University Park Dr, Nashville, TN 37204 (site)
Contact: Dr. James Arnett (Health Professions) 615-966-1000
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
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Marshalltown Community College

3700 S Center St, Marshalltown, IA 50158 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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McKendree University

701 College Road, Lebanon, IL 62254 (site)
Contact: Dr. Tami Eggleston (BioPsychology) 618-537-6859
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
Port Orange, Fla., Campus
3+1
San Jose, Calif., Campus
3+1
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Midland University

900 N Clarkson, Fremont, NE 68025 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
Port Orange, Fla., Campus
3+1
San Jose, Calif., Campus
3+1
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Missouri Western State University

4525 Downs Dr, St Joseph, MO 64507 (site)
Contact: Jason Baker (Biology) 816-271-4380
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
Port Orange, Fla., Campus
3+1
San Jose, Calif., Campus
3+1
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Monroe County Community College

1555 S Raisinville Road, Monrow, MI 48161 (site)
Contact: Kevin Cooper (Science)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Montcalm Community College

2800 College Dr, Sidney, MI 48885 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Morehead State University

University Blvd, Morehead, KY 40351 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
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Morningside College

1501 Morningside Ave, Sioux City, IA 51106 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
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North Iowa Area Community College

500 College Drive, Mason City, IA 50401 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Northeast Iowa Community College

PO Box 400, Calmar, IA 52132 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Northeastern Junior College

100 College Ave, Sterling, CO 80751 (site)
Contact: Brenda Zink (Health and Science) 970-521-6633
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Northern Essex Community College

100 Elliott St, Haverhill, MA 01830 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Northwest Iowa Community College

603 West Park Street, Sheldon, IA 51201 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Northwest Missouri State University

800 University Dr, Maryville, MO 64468 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
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Oakton Community College

1600 E Golf Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (site)
Contact: Ruth Williams (Science and Health Careers) 847-635-1686
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Ocean County College

College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Park University

8700 NW River Park Dr, Parkville, MO 64152 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
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Robert Morris University

6001 University Blvd, Moon Township, PA 15108 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
Port Orange, Fla., Campus
3+1
San Jose, Calif., Campus
3+1
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Rock Valley College

3301 North Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61114 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Saint Xavier University

3700 W 103rd St, Chicago, IL 60655 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
Port Orange, Fla., Campus
3+1
San Jose, Calif., Campus
3+1
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Sauk Valley Community College

173 IL Rt 2, Dixon, IL 61021 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Seminole State College

100 Weldon Blvd, Sanford, FL 32773 (site)
Contact:
Port Orange, Fla., Campus
3+1
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Slippery Rock University

1 Morrow Way, Slippery Rock, PA 16057 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
Port Orange, Fla., Campus
3+1
San Jose, Calif., Campus
3+1
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Southwestern Community College

1501 West Townline, Creston, IA 50801 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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St. Ambrose University

518 W Locust St, Davenport, IA 52803 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
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SUNY Canton College

34 Cornell Drive, Canton, NY 13617 (site)
Contact: Janet Parcell-Mitchell (Health and Fitness Promotion) 315-386-7947
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
Port Orange, Fla., Campus
3+1
San Jose, Calif., Campus
3+1
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Terra State Community College

2830 Napoleon Rd, Fremont, OH 43420 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Truman State University

100 E Normal, Kirksville, MO 63501 (site)
Contact: Dr. Roberta Donahue (Health and Exercise Science) 660-785-4456
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
Port Orange, Fla., Campus
3+1
San Jose, Calif., Campus
3+1
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University of Mary

7500 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
Port Orange, Fla., Campus
3+1
San Jose, Calif., Campus
3+1
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University of Nebraska at Kearney

905 W 25th St, Kearney, NE 68849 (site)
Contact: Elizabeth Stout (Health Science Programs) 308-865-8260
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
Port Orange, Fla., Campus
3+1
San Jose, Calif., Campus
3+1
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University of Nebraska at Omaha

6001 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68182 (site)
Contact: Katie Sup Rezac (General Studies) 402-554-2371
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
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University of Northern Iowa

1222 W 27th St, Cedar Falls, IA 50614 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

2442 E Hartford Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53201 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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University of Wisconsin - Platteville

1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
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University of Wisconsin - River Falls

410 S 3rd St, River Falls, WI 54022 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
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University of Wisconsin - Stout

410 10th Ave East, Menomonie, WI 54751 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
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University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

800 W. Main Street, Whitewater, WI 53190 (site)
Contact: Steve Anderson (Chemistry) 262-472-5121
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
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Upper Iowa University

605 Washington St, Fayette, IA 52142 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
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Vincennes University

1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591 (site)
Contact: Rene LaMontagna (Biology)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Viterbo University

900 Viterbo Drive, LaCrosse, WI 54601 (site)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
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Wayne State College

1111 Main St, Wayne, NE 68787 (site)
Contact: Ronald Loggins (Life Sciences) 402-375-7045
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
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Western Illinois University

1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455 (site)
Contact: General Studies (General Studies) 309-298-1929
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
Port Orange, Fla., Campus
3+1
San Jose, Calif., Campus
3+1
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Western Iowa Tech Community College

4647 Stone Ave, Sioux City, IA 51106 (site)
Contact: Frank O'Neil (Biology)
Contact: Sima Dabir (Arts and Sciences-Math and Science)
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
B.S.
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Western State Colorado University

600 N Adams, Gunnison, CO 81231 (site)
Contact: Dr. Lance Dalleck (Exercise and Sports Science) 970-943-7132
Contact: Dr. Kathleen Kinkema (Academic Affairs) 970-943-2010
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
Port Orange, Fla., Campus
3+1
San Jose, Calif., Campus
3+1
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William Penn University

201 Trueblood Ave, Oskaloosa, PA 52577 (site)
Contact: Gary Christopher (Health & Life Sciences) 641-673-1295
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
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Wisconsin Lutheran College

8800 W Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226 (site)
Contact: Rob Balza (School of Life Sciences) 414-443-8800
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1
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York College

1125 E 8th St, York, NE 68467 (site)
Contact: Tod Martin (Registrar) 402-363-5678
Davenport, Iowa, Campus
3+1

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