Missouri Western students interested in Chiropractic can participate in the 3+3 Program with Logan University.  Students will complete a prescribed minimum 90 credit hours in undergraduate coursework at MWSU, matriculate to Logan, and transfer a maximum of 30 credit hours in coursework from the Logan first-year curriculum to MWSU in order to complete the BS – Biology/Health Science degree.


  1. All MWSU general studies courses required for graduation.
  2. The 42 credit hours of Biology major core requirements:

BIO105 Prin. of Organismal Biology (4)                      BIO106 Prin. of Cell Biology (4)

BIO205 Genetics (4)                                                           BIO225 Ecology (4)

CHE111 Gen. Chemistry I (5)                                          CHE120 Gen. Chemistry II (5)

CHE310/311 Organic Chemistry I (5)                             CHE370 Biochemistry (4)

PHY110 College Physics I (4)                                          MAT111 Elementary Statistics (3)

  1. Any three (3) of the following (12-13 credit hours):


BIO250 Human Anatomy & Physiology (5)

BIO390 Microbiology (4)

BIO310 Molecular Cell Biology (4)

BIO421 Immunology (4)


BIO311 Animal Physiology (4)

BIO411 Developmental Biology (4)

BIO416 Vertebrate Biology (4)

BIO417 Medical Parasitology (4)

BIO430 Molecular Basis of Disease (4)

BIO441 Virology (4)

  1. Any free electives to reach the required 90 minimum credit hours

A minimum of 30 credit hours of Logan first-year coursework must be completed with a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.00 on a scale of 4.00.  A maximum of 30 credits from the first year chiropractic curriculum at Logan University will be transferred to MWSU and applied toward completion of the 120 credit hour BS – Biology/Health Science degree at MWSU.

For every subject required by Logan (either offered by MWSU or Logan), no grade below a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale will be accepted for credit in this articulated program.  In addition, all 3+3 Program students must have earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 for the 90 credit hours at MWSU to be considered for admission. Students who earn less than a 3.0 GPA, but at least a 2.75 or higher, and satisfy core competencies described in the Council on Chiropractic Education’s Doctor of Chiropractic Program Requirements for Institutional Standards, may be eligible for admission to Logan at the discretion of the Vice President of Enrollment Management, and will receive appropriate consideration in the standard admission process for having completed the MWSU Pre-Chiropractic Program.  Such students will not receive the assurance of a seat reserved for students earning a 3.0 or higher GPA and will be assessed under an alternative admission track. Students will complete an “Application of Intent” as early as possible in the undergraduate career and an application to Logan six months to a year in advance of their desired entrance date.

For additional information please contact the MWSU Biology Department.

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