Missouri Western students interested in Chiropractic can participate in the Dual Degree Program with Palmer College of Chiropractic (PCC).  Students will attend approximately three years at Missouri Western State University, completing 90 credit hours including the entrance requirements for PCC.  The first year Palmer curriculum coursework will be transferred to MWSU for completion of the BS-Biology/Health Science degree.  Students must declare the BS-Biology/Health Science major.  An “intent to participate” in this program may be signed as early as the first semester at MWSU.  Participants can select their PCC matriculation semester and which Palmer campus they wish to attend.

While at MWSU, participants must complete the following curriculum:

A minimum of 90 credit hours, including:

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

BIO 105 Prin. of Organismal Biology             4              BIO 106 Prin. Cell Biology               4

BIO 205 Genetics                                4                              BIO 225 Ecology                                 4

CHE111 Gen. Chemistry I                5                              CHE 120 Gen Chemistry II               5

CHE 310/311 Org. Chemistry I        5                              CHE 370 Biochemistry                      4

PHY 110 College Physics I               4                              MAT111 Elementary Statistics         3

  1. BIO250 Human Anatomy and Physiology (5)
  2. Any two (2) of the following (8 credit hours):

BIO311 Animal Physiology (4)

BIO390 Microbiology (4)

BI O410 Molecular Cell Biology (4)

BIO411 Developmental Biology (4)

BIO416 Vertebrate Biology (4)

BIO417 Medical Parasitology (4)

BIO421 Immunology (4)

BIO430 Molecular Basis of Disease (4)

BIO441 Virology (4)

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

Missouri Western State University students will be accepted for admission to PCC under this dual degree program upon completing the above curriculum.  Accepted students must attain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average in Missouri Western State University coursework; however, students receiving a minimum of 2.75 cumulative GPA may be considered for PCC admissions but are not guaranteed a seat under this agreement. Students must make timely submission of all application materials to PCC and receive a positive recommendation of the Chair (or designee) of the Department of Biology.

Upon successful completion of the first year of studies at PCC, a maximum of 30 PCC credit hours may be transferred toward completion of the Bachelor Degree in Biology/Health Science at Missouri Western State University. An official transcript must be sent from PCC to the Missouri Western State University Registrar’s Office, and the student must submit an application for graduation with the Missouri Western State University Registrar’s Office.  Students who successfully complete the dual degree program will be eligible to participate in commencement ceremonies at both PCC and Missouri Western State University.

For additional information please contact the MWSU Biology Department.

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Are you ready to declare this major or minor? Download, sign and submit the form(s) to the biology department.

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