Pre-Chiropractic Studies: 3+3 Articulation Agreement

Chiropractic 3 + 3 Articulation Agreement

Based upon a mutual respect for the integrity of parallel academic programs and in an effort to better serve students intending to pursue the chiropractic profession, Logan University (Logan) and Truman State University (Truman) hereby enter into an agreement for an articulated program. This agreement will define course work to be completed at Truman for a student intending to matriculate at Logan, special terms of admission to Logan (3+3 program), and special criteria for the awarding of the baccalaureate degree to participating students. [signed by both presidents in August 2011]

ARTICULATION AGREEMENT

Under the provisions of this program, a “3+3 Program” student will matriculate at Truman with a baccalaureate degree with a minimum of 90 credit hours in course work at Truman and a minimum of 34 credit hours in coursework at Logan.

TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY  COURSE WORK (“PRE-CHIROPRACTIC PROGRAM”) INCLUDES:

Liberal Studies Program 32-57 Credit Hours

Missouri Statue 1-3 Credit Hours

Required Support 28 Credit Hours

MATH 198: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 5 Hours

STAT 190: Basic Statistics 3 Hours

BIOL 107: Introductory Biology I 4 Hours

PHYS 185: College Physics I 4 Hours

PHYS 186: College Physics II 4 Hours

CHEM 130: Chemical Principles I 4 Hours

CHEM 131: Chemical Principles II 4 Hours

B.S Requirement 8 Credit Hours

CHEM 329: Organic Chemistry I 3 Hours

CHEM 331: Organic Chemistry II 3 Hours

Choose

CHEM 330: Organic Chemistry I Lab 1 Hours

CHEM 332: Organic Chemistry II Lab 1 Hours

Or Substitute 330 &332 with:

CHEM 333: Organic Chemistry SuperLab 2 Hours

Major Requirements 22 Credit Hours

BIOL 145: Freshman Seminar 1 Credit Hours

BIOL 108: Introductory Biology II 4 Credit Hours

BIOL 200: Cell Biology 4 Credit Hours

BIOL 300: Genetics 4 Credit Hours

BIOL 301: Introduction to Ecology 4 Credit Hours

BIOL 315: Physiology 4 Credit Hours

BIOL 545: Senior Seminar 1 Credit Hours

TOTAL HOURS FROM Truman 93 Credit Hours**

LOGAN COURSE WORK INCLUDES:

A minimum of 34 hours must be completed with a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.00 on a scale of 4.00.

BS01502_02 Histology/Cell Biology 5 Credit Hours

BS01501_02 Biochemistry I 4 Credit Hours

BS02503_02 Biochemistry II 4 Credit Hours

BS02601_02 Microbiology I 4 Credit Hours

BS03602_02 Microbiology II 5 Credit Hours

BS01401_02 Anatomy I 6 Credit Hours

BS02403_02 Anatomy II 6 Credit Hours

TOTAL HOURS FROM LOGAN 34 Credit Hours**

*Credit Hour = Carnegie Definition of 50 minutes = 1 credit hour

** For every subject required by Logan (either offered by Truman or Logan), no grade below a 2.00 on a 4.00 scale will be accepted for credit in this articulated program. In addition, all “3+3 Program” students must have earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50 on a scale of 4.00 for the 90 credit hours at Truman .

Students are admitted to Logan only as first year doctorate of chiropractic students. Upon completion of the required basic science coursework, 34 Logan credits may be transferred toward completion of the baccalaureate degree at Truman. In order to matriculate at Truman, an official transcript must be sent from Logan to a designation official within Truman and the student must request and complete application materials for graduation.

While enrolled at Truman, students will complete all required course work as outlined above and described in the Truman catalog

The acceptance of transfer credits or testing toward completion of degree requirements shall be governed by current policies of Truman.

In order to be granted the Bachelor of Science with a comprehensive major in Biology degree from Truman, students must have successfully completed a total of at least 122 credits.

Logan shall accept, for the entrance date of its choice, all students who successfully complete the Pre-Chiropractic Program with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher and meet all other criteria for admission (including core competencies described in the Council on Chiropractic Education’s Doctor of Chiropractic Program Requirements for Institutional Standards).

Students who earn less than a 3.25 GPA, but at least a 2.5 GPA, and satisfy core competencies described in the Council on Chiropractic Education’s Doctor of Chiropractic Program Requirements for Institutional Standards, will be eligible for admission to Logan, and will receive appropriate consideration in the admission process for having completed the Truman Pre-Chiropractic Program. Such student will not receive the assurance of a seat reserved for students earning a 3.25 or higher GPA.

Students will make application to Logan six-months in advance of their desired entrance date and will complete all required application procedures thereafter in a timely manner, including submission of recommendation and a satisfactory interview.

Students enrolled in the “3+3 Program” who successfully complete all required course work at Logan with no grade below a 2.00 on a 4.00 scale will be granted the baccalaureate degree from Truman, provided they have met all other Truman graduation requirements.

Students shall pay the appropriate tuition and fees to each institution for all course work taken at that institution. During their first year of study at Logan, students shall not be registered for courses at Truman, but shall pay any fees required to maintain their registration toward the baccalaureate degree. Upon completion of the first year of study at Logan, students shall be responsible for any fees regularly charged by Truman for transfer of credits and awarding the baccalaureate degree.

MUTUAL PROMOTION OF THE PROGRAM

Logan and Truman both agree to encourage qualified students to participate in this “3+3 Program” through advisement and dissemination of information. The appropriate advisor at Truman will make every effort to maintain a list of students actively pursuing the program with the intent to enroll at Logan and will periodically inform the Admissions Office at Logan of the current list. Care will be taken by Truman to make students aware that some state boards of chiropractic require completed baccalaureate degrees PRIOR TO CHIROPRACTIC STUDY, and to advise students planning to practice in those states accordingly. Both institutions agree to promote the “3+3 program” in their recruitment activities and literature and to refer prospective students, when appropriate, to the other’s admission office.

STUDENT ADVISEMENT

An appropriate faculty or staff member at Truman shall be assigned and responsible to advise students regarding their academic preparation for admission to Logan and for their ultimate goal of chiropractic licensure. This advisement shall include attention to special requirements for licensure in some states, such as, but not limited to, completion of the baccalaureate degree prior to matriculation in a chiropractic college.

CONTINUATION AND TERMINATION OF THE AGREEMENT

This agreement shall be in force until either institution makes a decision in writing to terminate it. It is agreed that if terminated, that both institutions will honor the terms of the agreement until all students already admitted are given the opportunity to complete the program in a timely manner.