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Pre-Chiropractic Health Science

The combined Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Chiropractic (BS/DC) program between the University of Hartford and New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) provides a unique opportunity for students with career goals in chiropractic medicine.  The accelerated program typically allows for the completion of the BS/DC degrees in a six and one-third year period. The BS/DC program is for the academically outstanding student with a strong, realistic motivation toward the chiropractic profession. Initial study at the University of Hartford allows the student to complete the general education and basic science requirements for the BS Health Science degree, and the prerequisites necessary for professional study. The BS degree is awarded by the University of Hartford following the successful completion of the first year of graduate study.  Students who are not in the accelerated program typically complete the BS degree in four years at the University of Hartford.

The chiropractic program requires three and one-third years of combined academic and clinical training leading to the DC degree, which is a prerequisite for licensure eligibility in the United States. NYCC provides students with an accredited three and one-third year professional chiropractic curriculum.

Accreditation The University of Hartford is accredited by the Board of Higher Education of the State of Connecticut and by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The New York Chiropractic College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools) and the Commission on Accreditation of the Council of Chiropractic Education (CCE).