All students in the PreChiropractic Program must declare a primary major.

  • The Primary Major Faculty Advisor assists with selection of courses for the Primary Major Requirements.
  • The PreHealth Advisor guides the student through the PreChiropractic Concentration.
  • 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.
  • Students are dual advised to ensure timely completion of both major and prehealth professions concentration coursework as of the date of their matriculation.
  • The PreChiropractic Concentration coursework will satisfy the course requirements for admission at most American Chiropractic schools, but not necessarily all schools.
  • Students have the responsibility to check entrance requirements for schools to which they intend to apply.

Pre-Chiropractic Concentration*

*Please note: The following is based on a student applying to Chiropractic School the summer BEFORE their final year at SUNY Oneonta, and that the student will graduate in four years. If a student wishes to take a bridge year, or take a different undergraduate path, coursework plans can change accordingly. Individual student plans may vary depending on when the student hopes to enter chiropractic school and what primary major is chosen. As a result, each student should work with their primary major advisor and their prehealth advisor to establish their own personalized schedule.

First Year Second Year Third Year
BIOL 180-181
CHEM 111-112
COMP 100
COMM 100
BIOL 201
CHEM 221-322
PSYC 100

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

*Electives & Chiropractic School Selection: 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. The courses listed above satisfy the courses required for admission by the great majority of Chiropractic schools. Additional courses are recommended but not required, and depend on specific Chiropractic program prerequisites. Students should review information regarding the Chiropractic schools to which they intend to apply for further information regarded recommended electives.

For additional information regarding becoming a chiropractor visit National Board of Chiropractic Examiners

*PreChiropractic Student Advising: Students in the PreHealth Professional Program should confer with advisors for their Primary Major and specific PreHealth Concentration, beginning at the time of admission to SUNY Oneonta. PreHealth related questions should be directed to Ms. Tami LaPilusa, PreHealth Professions Program Coordinator at SUNY Oneonta. email:

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