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Ramapo College Office of Admissions

McBride House 505 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ 07430

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About Chiropractic

Chiropractors get people back on their feet through alternative medicine. So in this combined articulation agreement program, you’ll learn all about the ins and outs of soothing a bad back or irked neck. But first things first. As a freshman, you might start as a Biology or a Biochemistry major. You spend your first three years at Ramapo College and your fourth year at the New York Chiropractic College (NYCC). If you’re interested in this program, you’ll apply during your junior year at Ramapo.

Classes you can take:

Bio-organic Chemistry, Fundamentals of Biology, Fundamentals of Chemistry, Statistics, Social Issues, Precalculus, Ecology, Anatomy & Physiology

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Career Opportunities

Upon the completion of the fourth year (first year at NYCC), you will receive a B.S. in Biology from Ramapo College. The chiropractic curriculum at NYCC is a 10-trimester program of approximately 3 years and 4 months. This program should allow you to complete your B.S. degree and the Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree in one year less than would be normally required to complete each degree individually.

Chiropractors typically set up their own practice and can even pursue a specialty in areas such as chiropractic pediatrics, acupuncture or sports.

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Chiropractors$61,920 - Varies

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services ( or visit

Hands-On Learning

You’ll find well-equipped modern laboratories at Ramapo, which include computer rooms, computerized biology and physiology labs, and a student research lab, so you can explore the many aspects of biological sciences through your courses and as a participant in faculty research.

Want to hang out with other pre-med and pre-health students? Come join our Pre-Med Club or our medical honors fraternity, Phi Delta Epsilon.