Although several professional programs don’t require a bachelor’s degree, most students who attend these programs have previously earned this degree. On our campus, the Health Science or Biology majors are two possible academic paths to prepare for application to these programs. Both these majors offer a curriculum that includes a strong foundation in the physical and life sciences, as well as a significant liberal arts core. This curriculum is designed to give you the content area knowledge and the quantitative problem-solving, critical thinking and communication skills required of those working in health care. Additionally, for those students interested in becoming chiropractors, we have an agreement with Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs (Chesterfield, MO) that, allows select students to reduce their total time on our campus while still earning a B.S. in Health Science – this program is known as our "3+3 Logan Chiropractic Program." Students may elect to follow the more traditional path towards fulfilling the entrance requirements into a chiropractic program, and in those cases, a traditional degree in Health Science or Biology is recommended (see those major sheets for additional details). For students able to keep pace and meet the rigorous academic requirements, this agreement offers several advantages including:
Students eligible for acceptance into the 3+3 program must officially declare (upon acceptance to Benedictine University at Springfield) themselves as a Health Science major. To be eligible for consideration into this 3+3 program, students must also complete and submit a supplementary application to the Director of Pre-Professional Health Programs prior to completing their first semester at Benedictine University, and once accepted, they will be advised directly by the Director each semester.
Transfer students or those who do not maintain the 3.25 cumulative GPA may still be eligible to earn this degree, but are not assured a seat at Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs. To be eligible for this degree, they must still meet all program requirements and be accepted to Logan’s program; please see the Director of Pre-Professional Health Programs for additional details.