Pre-Chiropractic

Department: Pre-Professional Programs

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