Pre-Chiropractic Concentration, Associate in Arts Degree

Through a Joint 2 + 2 Transfer Program agreement between EICC and Palmer College of Chiropractic, students complete the coursework necessary to meet the admission requirements established by the Palmer College of Chiropractic while earning an Associate of Arts degree. For more information and to complete a 2 + 2 Joint Admission Program application, please see an academic advisor at Clinton, Muscatine or Scott Community Colleges.

General Education Requirements for Pre-Chiropractic

Choose from the General Education Requirements according to your goals and interests and the requirements of your intended transfer institution. The recommended General Education courses for this concentration include the following:

Natural Sciences:

  • BIO:114 General Biology IA, 4 credits
  • CHM:165/166 General Chemistry I, 4 - 5 credits OR
  • CHM:179 Principles of General Chemistry, 6 credits


  • MAT:156 Statistics, 3 credits

Concentration Electives for Pre-Chiropractic 

Pre-Chiropractic requirements vary depending on the transfer institution. It is important to plan your course selection carefully with both your community college advisor and your intended transfer institution. Choose elective courses as needed to complete the 62 credit hours required of an Associate Degree.

Recommended Electives

  • BIO:163 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, 4 credits
  • BIO:168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I w/Lab, 4 credits
  • BIO:173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II w/Lab, 4 credits
  • BIO:255 Neuroanatomy, 3 credits
  • CHM:175/176 General Chemistry I (if not CHM:179), 4-5 credits
  • CHM:261/263 Organic Chemistry II, 4-5 credits
  • CHM:271/273 Organic Chemistry II, 4-5 credits
  • PHY:110 Survey of Physics I, 3 credits
  • PHY:111 Survey of Physics II, 3 credits
  • PHY:162 College Physics I, 4 credits
  • PHY:172 College Physics II, 4 credits


Locations: Clinton Community College, Muscatine Community College, Scott Community College