Courses in the Major

All students in the PreChiropractic Professional Program must declare a primary major. Students consult with their primary major advisor and a prehealth professions advisor to ensure timely completion of both major and prehealth professions concentration coursework as of the date of their matriculation.

Students must consult SUNY Oneonta's current undergraduate catalog descriptions of courses regarding course prerequisites and time of year when offered in order to plan properly in advance.

Prerequisite courses in the prechiropractic concentration with suggested year

BIOL 180-181
CHEM 111-112
COMM 100
COMP 100

BIOL 201
CHEM 221-322
PSYC 100
*Social Science courses (6-9 hrs)

PHYS 103-104 (algebra-based)
*Humanities Courses (6-9 hrs)
Literature Course

A minimum of 90 s.h. is required for admission to chiropractic schools (*with 15 additional hours in the social sciences and humanities), though many chiropractic school entrants have completed a Bachelor's degree.


  1. Students can apply to any Chiropractic program in which they meet the minimum requirements. The coursework listed above is designed to satisfy SUNY Oneonta's PreChiropractic concentrations and requirements for admission at most Chiropractic graduate schools, but not necessarily all schools. Students have the responsibility to check entrance requirements for schools in which they intend to apply.

  2. It is essential that students in the PreHealth Professional program confer regularly with advisors for these concentrations, beginning at the time of admission to SUNY Oneonta, with questions directed to Ms. Tami LaPilusa, Coordinator of the PreHealth Professions Program SUNY Oneonta.

last update 1 November 2015