CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,
July 21, 2010 – Officials with Southeast Missouri State University and Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis signed an articulation agreement today, laying the groundwork for a 3+3 program that will facilitate the path for Southeast students wishing to enter the chiropractic profession.
Under the program which begins with the fall 2010 semester, Southeast students wishing to pursue a chiropractic degree will complete three years of coursework at Southeast Missouri State University and then transition to Logan College of Chiropractic to complete an additional three years of classes. After completing the first year of coursework at Logan, students in the program will be awarded a bachelor of science degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Southeast.
The agreement forged today provides students the opportunity to complete their baccalaureate degree and a doctor of chiropractic degree in one less year than it would normally take to finish both degrees, said Dr. John Kraemer, professor of biology and pre-chiropractic advisor at Southeast. Completion of both degrees normally requires seven years.
“It’s an excellent opportunity for students to realize early acceptance into their career choice so they can concentrate on their academic success rather than worrying about acceptance into a professional program and trying to graduate from a regular curriculum,” he said. “This will facilitate our students getting in through an early admissions program.”
Thomas M. Huebner, Jr., vice president of enrollment management at Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, said “We have a number of Southeast Missouri State University graduates who are currently attending Logan and extending their educational journeys here. We are absolutely thrilled to formalize our relationship with such a high-profile institution as Southeast as one of our articulation partners.”
The agreement calls for Southeast students to complete a minimum of 101 semester hours of coursework at Southeast. Students then take 34 semester hours of coursework at Logan that is transferred back to Southeast for completion of their undergraduate degree.
Logan College has approximately 1,100 students, representing most states and several foreign countries, at its 112-acre campus in Chesterfield, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis. Established in 1935, Logan is one of the largest chiropractic colleges or universities in North America and is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2010.
Dr. George Goodman, DC, FICC, right, president of Logan College of Chiropractic, and Dr. Ken Dobbins, president of Southeast Missouri State University, sign an articulation agreement for a 3+3 program that will facilitate the path for Southeast students wishing to enter the chiropractic profession.