Biology B.A./Anatomy M.S.

Undergraduate students within the department must maintain a minimum 2.0 G.P.A. in courses taken at D’Youville in coursework required for their major. Students who fail to earn this G.P.A. will be placed on probation in the major. Probation may continue for a maximum of three consecutive semesters or a total of four non-consecutive semesters. Students who exceed these limits will be dismissed from the major. Students may appeal these decisions on academic status by submitting, in writing, to the department chairperson, reasons why exceptional consideration may be justified.

During the graduate phase students must maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or above for all graduate courses (500 and 600 level courses). A student who has less than a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A at any time is placed on academic probation for one semester. At the end of the probation semester, the student’s file is reviewed by the graduate program coordinator. If the student’s cumulative G.P.A. is a minimum of 3.0, the student is automatically removed from probation. If the student does not achieve a 3.0 G.P.A., the graduate program coordinator will either dismiss the student from the program immediately or continue the student on probation for one more semester. If a minimum of 3.0 is not achieved following the second semester of probation dismissal is automatic.

Graduate courses must be completed with a grade of C or better, with only two of these classes below a B. A student who receives less than a C or fails a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory course must repeat the course unless they have been dismissed. Courses may be repeated one time only. A G.P.A. of 3.0 is required at the time of graduation. Each student must successfully complete and present a research project or capstone project, which includes a written manuscript or scholarly written report and successful presentation of the project to their chosen committee (research project) or classmates (capstone project).

An appeal to any of the above may be made by following the D'Youville grievance procedures.

During the graduate phase students may work as a Teaching Assistant in the Anatomy and Physiology I and II Laboratories.

Combined Biology B.A. and Anatomy M.S.

General Education Requirements30
Major Requirements53
Free electives (including remaining Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirements)40
Graduate Requirements 130

There are three (3) common credits between the Masters and the majors requirements, which are not double counted in the total of 150 credits.

Course Requirements for the Biology B.A.

In the Specific Areas of Concentration

BIO-101Introductory Biology I4
BIO-101LIntro Bio Lab I0
BIO-102Introductory Biology II4
BIO-102LIntro Bio Lab II0
BIO-110Biology Seminar 11
BIO-205Biodiversity I, Microbes, Protists, and Plants4
BIO-205LBiodiversity I, Microbes, Protists, and Plants Lab0
BIO-206Biodiversity II4
BIO-206LBiodiversity II Lab0
BIO-300Biology Seminar 21
BIO-302LGenetics Lab0
BIO-303LBiochemistry Lab1
BIO-499Capstone Experience 13
<p>There are three (3) common credits between the Masters and the majors requirements, which are not double counted in the total.</p>

Two out of Three of the Following Courses (7 or 8 credits)

BIO-305Human Physiology3
BIO-306Ecology, Evolution & Behavior 14
BIO-306LEcology, Evolution & Behavior Lab0
BIO-312Molecular Cell Biology4
<p>There are three (3) common credits between the Masters and the majors requirements, which are not double counted in the total.</p>

In Other Academic Areas Required for the Major

CHE-101General Chemistry I3
CHE-101LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory1
CHE-102General Chemistry II3
CHE-102LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHE-219Organic Chemistry3
or CHE-209 Principles of Organic Chemistry
CHE-219LOrganic Chemistry Lab1
or CHE-209L Principles of Organic Chemistry Lab
MAT-102LMathematics in Biology: Models, Data and Relations1
Total Credits16

Course Requirements for the Anatomy M.S.

(3 or 4 of the biology credits also count toward the major)

ANA-504LMicroscopic Anatomy Lab1
ANA-601Research Methods in Anatomy I3
BIO-505LNeurobiology Lab0
BIO-517Comparative Anatomy4
BIO-517LComparative Anatomy Lab0
BIO-520Developmental Biology4
BIO-520LDevelopmental Biology Lab0
BIO-639Human Gross Anatomy6
BIO-639LHuman Gross Anatomy Lab0
BIO-639XDHuman Gross Anatomy Extra Disection Lab0
BIO-689Special Topics1
Choose 1 of the following 2 sequences7
Research Methods in Anatomy II
and Research Seminar
Advanced Human Dissection
and Anatomy Capstone
Total Credits30

D'Youville selects students who are academically well-rounded and committed to meeting the challenges of a high-quality education. If you have been successful in a traditional college preparatory program in high school, you should be well-prepared for the academic challenges at D'Youville.

Students entering D'Youville as a freshman into the joint Biology B.A./Anatomy M.S. program must meet the following minimum entrance criteria:

Admission into the B.A. in Biology requires 1) three years of high school Math, English, History, and Science, 2) a high school average of 80% or a 2.7 on a four-point scale or a transfer G.P.A. of 2.0, and, 3) a high school science G.P.A. above 80%.