Chemistry programs

Northwestern’s chemistry department is recognized by Rugg’s Recommendations on the Colleges as a top program that attracts top students. Whether you’re thinking about research, science teaching, medicine or another career, studying chemistry at Northwestern will prepare you to bring your faith to the complex research and ethical questions facing today’s scientists.


Chiropractic is a vital part of today’s health care system. The need for qualified chiropractors continues to grow with the public’s increased awareness of the benefits of chiropractic health care.

Students in Northwestern’s pre-chiropractic program must complete a minimum of 90 credits, including the recommended courses indicated below. A large percentage of students accepted by schools of chiropractic have earned a B.A. degree.

Recommended courses
Courses in writing: 6 credits
Humanities electives: 16 credits
Psychology elective: 4 credits
Electives: 32 credits
CHE 111 - General Chemistry
CHE 112 - General Chemistry
CHE 321 - Organic Chemistry
CHE 322 - Organic Chemistry
PHY 111 - General Physics I
PHY 112 - General Physics II
Choose two courses: 8 credits
BIO 115 - General Biology: Molecular and Cellular Biology
BIO 203 - Microbiology
BIO 221 - Human Anatomy
BIO 222 - Human Physiology
BIO 310WI - Cell Biology
BIO 326x - Biochemistry:Proteins and Metabolism
Total credits recommended: 90