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Pre-chiropractic is not a major at Southeast Missouri State University.  It is possible to gain preparation for chiropractic school while pursuing any academic major in the University.

Most students find that the preponderance of biology course work required by chiropractic schools make the biomedical sciences option in biology an attractive major. The Biology: Biomedical Sciences option is designed specifically for students in the pre-health professions. This information should then be used to plan the student’s academic program. This planning is done in consultation with the pre-chiropractic advisor in the Department of Biology.

What You'll Do

There are not a large number of chiropractic schools in the United States, and students should obtain the admission requirements from the schools to which they plan to apply. 

Southeast’s graduates are accepted to chiropractic school at consistently high rates. This level of preparation paired with Southeast’s affordable tuition has made it a desirable path to chiropractic school, which is often lengthy and expensive.

Outcomes & Careers

  • $75k


    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a chiropractor is $75,380.

  • 9%

    Job Outlook

    Employment of chiropractors is projected to grow 9% from 2022-2032, faster than average occupation fields.

  • $229k

    Physician or Surgeon

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the median pay for a physician or surgeon is greater than $229,300 annually. Please note physicians and surgeons attend medical school rather than professional school, which is the path for chiropractors.

What You’ll Study

Because there is no pre-chiropractic degree, you’ll select another area to complete your undergraduate degree. You’ll complete a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete this degree, including the general education requirements and at least 39 senior division hours.


Hands-on Learning

You’ll gain hands-on real-world experience through research opportunities and internships.

Getting the Job

Your education is just one piece to launching an extraordinary career. Once you’ve mastered the material, you still have to find the job you want, make the right connections, sell your knowledge and experience—and if all this is giving you anxiety, don’t panic. SEMO’s Career Services office is here to help you with the next step. They’ll provide the expertise and support you need, so you’re landing your dream job in no time.

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