Chiropractors treat patients whose health problems originate in the spine. Treatment options include adjustment of the spine, exercise, and nutrition. The 3+3 program, created in an effort to better serve students intending to pursue the chiropractic profession, provides qualified students with an opportunity to complete the Bachelor of Science in Biology degree and the Doctor of Chiropractic degree in six years instead of seven years.
The Biology program at Lewis University is designed to prepare undergraduate students for a graduate health professional school. The first three years of the program consists of a broad-based curriculum (a minimum of 90 semester hours) that includes courses in biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, and mathematics, and that maximizes the number of elective science courses. Lewis University has articulation agreements with Logan College of Chiropractic and Palmer College which enhance the student’s opportunity for a career in chiropractic care. These agreements allow for preferential consideration of the Lewis student during the admission process into Logan College and Palmer College, and provide an opportunity for the student to pursue the 3+3 program. If accepted by either College, the fourth year is completed there, with this year serving as both the fourth year of undergraduate study and the first year of the professional program. Once students complete all the requirements for the Lewis University B. S. in Biology, they may participate in the Lewis University undergraduate graduation ceremony.