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Eager to pursue chiropractic studies? USD offers specialized programs and recommended coursework crafted to prepare you for chiropractic school applications.

Your Pre-Chiropractic Path

If you're considering a career in chiropractic care, strategic planning of your undergraduate program is essential to meet the prerequisites for admission to chiropractic school. At the University of South Dakota, you can follow a pre-chiropractic track to guide your coursework as you pursue your educational and career aspirations.

The University of South Dakota's pre-chiropractic path is designed to give students the necessary education for chiropractic school. While the program covers required coursework, are encouraged to consult the Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC) for information about how to apply to chiropractic programs and should reach out to individual schools for specific admission requirements. It's important to talk with an advisor to plan your studies according to the schools you're interested in.

This pre-chiropractic program does not lead to a degree. Review the offering details below, as well as our frequently asked questions, to learn more about how the pre-chiropractic program will shape your USD education and set you up for success.

Degrees & Offerings


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USD's pre-chiropractic program is tailored to assist you in readiness for chiropractic school applications. While you won't graduate with a degree specifically labeled as pre-chiropractic, you will obtain a degree corresponding to your chosen major with the pre-professional curriculum complementing your overall program of study.

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Health Care Experts

The University of South Dakota stands as the pinnacle of health care education in the state, hosting South Dakota's only medical school. Renowned as the regional leader in health care education, USD provides comprehensive coursework across various health care disciplines. With an unmatched understanding of the health care landscape, we are dedicated to connecting students to the opportunities necessary to shape their path for the future.

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Incredible Research Opportunities

A unique aspect of your USD education is access to incredible undergraduate research opportunities. Through your academic department, you may have the opportunity to work in specialized research labs under the guidance of highly active faculty. You can also sharpen your writing skills by applying for undergraduate research grants at the university. By accessing high-quality research experiences as an undergraduate student, you can expand your education and set yourself apart in medical school applications.

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