Saint Xavier University Students

Freshman Admission

Dual Degree Program with Palmer College of Chiropractic

Beginning with the 2011-2012 fall semester, qualified students shall be eligible to enroll in the Dual Degree Program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Saint Xavier University and a Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic's (PCC) Davenport Campus located in Davenport, Iowa.

This Dual Degree Program requires eligible students to remain in good academic standing during three years of attendance at SXU, followed by attendance at PCC for a minimum of five academic years made up of eight months each. This program will provide students with the alternative option to complete PCC curriculum in three and one-third consecutive years. All students enrolled in the program will be required to complete a minimum of 4,620 hours of classroom instruction within eight calendar years.

Prior to eligibility for entry into the program, students must receive credit from SXU for ninety (90) semester hours in courses which will meet the prerequisite requirements for the PCC Doctor of Chiropractic Degree, as well as the requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree from SXU, with the exception of courses and credits accepted for transfer from PCC to SXU. Please view the sample course schedule to see which courses and credits transfer from PCC to SXU. Upon successful completion of the first year of studies at PCC, a maximum of thirty (30) PCC credit hours shall be transferred to SXU and counted toward the completion of the Bachelor of Science in Biology degree.

SXU students will be accepted for admission to PCC upon the:

  1. completion of the prerequisite requirements
  2. attainment of a minimum of a 3.0 GPA for SXU coursework
  3. attainment of a minimum of a 2.0 GPA for each of the required PCC courses
  4. receipt of a positive recommendation from the Chair of the Biological Sciences Department at SXU, and
  5. timely submission of all application materials to PCC.

For more information on all of the requirements, please view the Chiropractic Option on the Biology Programs web page.

Students seeking a SXU Bachelor of Science in Biology degree must fulfill specific graduation requirements including the SXU general education requirements. Please view the SXU Undergraduate Catalog General Education page for these requirements and the SXU Undergraduate Catalog Biology Department page for the Biology degree requirements.