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The Chiropractic Program is an articulated program coordinated with the New York Chiropractic College providing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Felician and a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree from New York Chiropractic College.

Chiropractic focuses upon the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system, and explores the effects these disorders have on the nervous system and on health in general. One of the fastest-growing health professions, chiropractic increasingly finds itself managing patient care through collaborative partnerships with other essential health care professionals.

Students in the chiropractic program spend about three years at Felician University completing 100 credits in the pre-professional component (47 credits in the General Education and Core curriculum and 53 credits in the required pre-professional Core). Students must apply for admission for their professional coursework at the New York Chiropractic University. Applicants must have a 3.100 GPA. Upon successful completion of their first year of courses at NYCC, Felician University will award the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Upon completion of the remainder of the required coursework (approximately two years) NYCC will award the degree of Doctor of Chiropractic (DC).

Degree Requirements

All students must:
  1. Maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.100 and a minimum grade of “C” in all math and science courses
  2. Notify NYCC of their intent to pursue the Chiropractic Program no later than the end of their first year of studies at Felician University
  3. Provide three letters of recommendation (including at least one from a Doctor of Chiropractic) and
  4. Participate in an admissions interview.

Course Requirements (100 Credits)

Core Curriculum (12 credits)

CORE 200Culture and Diversity3
CORE 250Applied Ethical Reasoning3
CORE 300Journey to Selfhood3
CORE 400Franciscan Vision3

General Education Requirements (35 credits)

ENG 101Writing the






ENG 102Introduction to the Study of Literature3
BIO 202Microbiology4
RELS___Religious Studies Elective (100 or 200 level)3
RELS___Religious Studies Elective (300 or 400 level)3
_____Social/Behavioral Sci. Elective (HIST, ECON, PSYC, PSCI, SOC)3
MATH 160



CIS 101/103Introduction to Computer Applications4
 Introduction to Advanced Computer Applications3
ART/MUS___Creative Arts Elective3
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3
FYE 100*Freshmen Year Experience I1
FYE 101*Freshmen Year Experience II1

Required Pre-Professional Core (53 credits)

BIO 103General Biology I4
BIO 104General Biology II4
BIO 205Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 206Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIO 405Genetics4
CHEM 103General Chemistry I5
CHEM 104General Chemistry II5
CHEM 201Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 360Biochemistry (OR CHEM 202 Organic Chemistry II)4
PHYS 103General Physics I4
PHYS 104General Physics II4
MATH 122Statistics I3
MATH 161Precalculus4

* FYE is for full-time, first-time freshmen

Four year plan

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