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Natural Science, Pre-Chiropractic Track (B.S.)

B.S., Natural Science,
Pre-Chiropractic Track

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

What You'll Do

Students who are aligning their educational plans to include a chiropractic college can benefit from the accelerated, three-year program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. As a Natural Science major in the Pre-Chiropractic track at IUP, you’ll receive the highest-quality education in the most condensed time frame, saving you time and money.

You’ll benefit from special arrangements IUP has made with chiropractic colleges in Missouri, New York, Texas, and South Carolina that allow you to transfer credit from your first year at chiropractic school to IUP to satisfy your senior-year graduation requirements. A maximum of 30 credits of the 120 needed for your IUP bachelor’s degree can be applied from your first year at an affiliated chiropractic school.

At IUP, you’ll take a block of classes in biology, chemistry, and physics to give you a solid foundation for further schooling. You’ll also take at least 24 credits in the humanities and social sciences. If you prefer to finish your bachelor’s degree in four years at IUP, there are other options and other IUP majors you may want to consider.

What You'll Become

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Natural Science following the Pre-Chiropractic track will prepare you for admission to an affiliated chiropractic college after three years at IUP.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of chiropractors is expected to grow by 14 percent between 2006 and 2016, which is faster-than-average growth. This positive job outlook comes from increasing consumer interest in alternative health care and the health needs of the rapidly expanding older population, according to the report.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that about 52 percent of chiropractors in a recent study were self employed, with earnings starting relatively low but increasing as practices grew.

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Special Features

  • IUP’s three-year Natural Science Pre-Chiropractic program has affiliations with Logan University in Chesterfield, Mo.; New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls; Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Tex.; and Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic in Spartanburg, S.C.
  • The American Chemical Society Club members have helped with volunteer water sampling of the Penn Hills II and Richards abandoned mine drainage sites near Clymer, Pa.
  • Among IUP’s special projects are the Pennsylvania Important Mammal Areas Project and the Weapons of Mass Destruction—Response Element Advanced Laboratory Integrated Training and Indoctrination (WMD-REALITI) Program.