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Pre-Chiropractic

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 
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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 

Pre-Chiropractic Course Requirements:

Courses
Hours
English 101+102
6
Mathematics 126+127
6
Chemistry 111+112
8
Chemistry 331+332
8
Biology 101+102 or Biology 232 (Anatomy) + 242 (Physiology)
8
Biology 232 (Anatomy) and 340 (Cell)
8
Physics 201+202
8
Psychology 101
3
Computer Science 138
3
Social Sciences/Humanities
15

 


Suggested Plan of Study for 3+1 program:

First YearHours Hours
First Semester Second Semester 
English 101
3

English 102

3
Biology 232 (or 101)
4
Biology 242 (or 102)
4
Chemistry 111
3

Chemistry 112

4

Mathematics 126

3
Mathematics 127
3

Psychology 101

3

Social Science

3
    
Second YearHours Hours
First Semester Second Semester 

Chemistry 331/331L

4

Chemistry 332/332L

4

Speech 201

3

Government 201

3

Computer Sci. 138

3
Humanities
3

Fine Arts

3

Foreign Culture

3

Concentration/Cognate

3

Concentration/Cognate

3
    
Third YearHours Hours
First Semester Second Semester 

Physics 201

4

Physics 202

4
Concentration
3
Concentration
3

Concentration

3

Concentration/Cognate

3

Cognate

3
Cognate
3

History 111 or 112

3

Senior Seminar

1-4


* Depends upon math placement. Students who place in Mathematics 99 must complete this course before enrolling in Chemistry 111. Completion of SMTH 126+127 is required before enrolling in physics. Minimum grade of "C" necessary in all required courses. All science courses must have labs. In order to earn a bachelor's degree, a student needs to declare an Interdisciplinary Studies major and take advantage of the 3+1 program.


Division Chair Contacts

Natural Sciences & Engineering
Jeannie Chapman, Ph.D.

History, Political Science, Philosophy, American Studies and Religion
Robert McCormick, Ph.D.

USC Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5000
Toll-free: 800-277-8727
Email: info@uscupstate.edu