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The USC Upstate pre-chiropractic program is designed to meet the admission requirements for Sherman College of Chiropractic in Spartanburg, S.C.

USC Upstate has a 3+1 program with Sherman College to enable a student to complete Sherman admission requirements at USC Upstate, enter Sherman College and receive a bachelor's degree from USC Upstate after satisfactory completion of the first year at Sherman.  

For more information about this program, contact USC Upstate Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at 864-503-5703, or Dr. Yancy McDougal, Chair of IDS.

Sherman College Admission Requirements and Information:
A minimum of 90 semester hours is required for admission to Sherman College.
Of the 90 hours required for traditional admission, 24 must be life and/or physical sciences with corresponding labs for half, and 15 hours must be in the humanities, social and/or behavioral sciences. 

Chiropractic school requirements for traditional admission:

  • 90 semester hours with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • 24 semester hours in life and physical sciences, half with substantive lab component, with a grade of “C” or higher 
  • 15 semester hours in humanities, social and behavioral sciences, with a grade of “C” or higher 

If you have an overall GPA between 2.75 and 2.99 and/or less than the required hours in the sciences, you may be eligible for the Alternative Admission Track Plan (AATP).  

Chiropractic school requirements for the AATP

  • 90 semester hours with a GPA of 2.75 or higher  
  • 12 semester hours in life and physical sciences preferred


For more information contact:
Yancy McDougal, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

Division Chair
Jeannie Chapman, Ph.D.
Phone: 864-503-5768

Administrative Assistant
Lisa Miller
Phone: 864-503-5725

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Division of Natural Sciences and Engineering
Horace C. Smith Building, Room 215
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5725
Fax: 864-503-5366

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