May 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Medical Biology/Pre-Chiropractic

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The Medical Biology/Pre-Chiropractic major is designed for students interested in a career in chiropractic care. The curriculum provides a strong scientific foundation and preparation for entry into Doctor of Chiropractic programs. Students may choose to 1) apply for an accelerated 3 + 3 program, completing their final year of undergraduate work at Logan University while simultaneously completing the first year of a Doctor of Chiropractic degree or 2) complete their four-year undergraduate degree at Saint Joseph’s College.

Doctor of Chiropractic Articulation Agreement: Saint Joseph’s College has an articulation agreement with Logan University in Chesterfield, MO (Logan) for an accelerated 3 + 3 Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree program. Under this agreement students, who complete specific course requirements at Saint Joseph’s College, may continue their education in chiropractic care at Logan and earn both a BS and DC degree in six years. Students are awarded a bachelor’s degree from Saint Joseph’s College upon successful completion of their first year at Logan. Students should apply for the 3 + 3 program six months to a year in advance of their desired entrance date. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher will guarantee admission into Logan’s DC degree program. Those with a 2.75-2.99 may still be considered for admission. Any student interested in the accelerated program should speak with their faculty advisor for additional specifics about application and admission requirements.

4 Year Degree Program: Students completing their degree program at Saint Joseph’s College should work closely with their faculty advisor as admission requirements for other non-affiliated optometry programs might have additional requirements.  

*Core Requirement Note: All biology students are required to take BI 233(Ecology), which replaces the ES 100 (Ecology and the Environmental Challenge) core requirement. Students enrolled in the Honors Program are still required to take ES 100 Honors in addition to BI 233. The NAS core requirement is fulfilled by science courses within the major.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to explain biological phenomena and concepts in oral, written and visual formats that reflect standards and professionalism
  2. Students will be able to independently propose scientific question, design and execute experimental procedures, and collect and organize data
  3. Students will be able to search and evaluate the scientific literature 
  4. Students will be able to critically analyze and solve quantitative and conceptual questions
  5. Students will be able to apply scientific method to answer hypothesis-driven questions.
  6. Students will be able to methodically interpret scientific data sets and propose conclusions clearly and effectively

Courses required for 3 + 3 Transfer Program

Under the provisions of this program, a 3+3 Program student will matriculate at SJCME with a baccalaureate degree with a minimum of 93 credit hours in coursework at SJCME and a minimum of 30 credit hours in coursework at Logan.


Core Curriculum:

In addition, all students must fulfill the college’s core curriculum  requirements and meet the 120 credit graduation requirement.  The First Year Experience (FYE) Seminar  is a requirement for all first-year students.

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