Program location: Davenport campus

The Bachelor of Science Program – available on our Davenport campus only – allows you to complete your bachelor's degree while working toward your D.C. degree. It'll give you a solid start and flexibility for future career paths. In some cases, a B.S. degree also may be necessary to obtain licensure in the state where you'll practice.

The curriculum includes courses in natural/physical sciences, business, communications, psychology, mathematics and social sciences/humanities. These studies complement the Doctor of Chiropractic Program curriculum, and offer up to 30 dual credits that apply to both the B.S. and D.C. degrees. We offer B.S. Program courses at convenient times to accommodate students who obtain both degrees simultaneously.

How degree completion works

  • Complete 45 or more undergraduate semester credits from an accredited institution of your choice.
  • Transfer those credits to Palmer by applying to the D.C. Program and B.S. Program simultaneously. Your acceptance to the D.C. Program will be delayed until you complete 90 undergraduate credits.
  • The 90 credit hours include a minimum of 60 credit hours from freshman/sophomore (100/200) level courses and 30 credit hours from junior/senior (300/400) level courses.
  • Once you complete 90 credit hours of undergraduate study, you'll begin the Doctor of Chiropractic Program.
  • The completed credits from the first year (approximately 30 credits) of the Doctor of Chiropractic Program will count toward the completion of the last year of the Bachelor of Science degree. This is where the time and cost savings take place!
  • You'll earn a total 120 credit hours to complete your B.S. degree.
Required Curriculum - Bachelor of Science Degree
Required Curriculum - Bachelor of Science Degree
CourseTitle of CourseCredit Hours
ANAT51203Gross Anatomy I4
ANAT52205Gross Anatomy II4
ANAT61209Organ Histology2
PHCh41331Biochemistry I3
PHCh41333Cellular Physiology3
PHCh41334Physiology I1
PHCh42306Biochemistry II3