Enter as an undergraduate in D'Youville's combined Biology BA + Anatomy MS, and you'll benefit from intensive, hands-on study with a solid grounding in contemporary research techniques. You'll gain valuable practical experience in our cutting-edge human gross anatomy labs all while working closely with faculty both in the classroom and in research settings.
The biology B.A. degree includes a total of 33 hours in biology and 15-16 hours in related fields (chemistry and mathematics). The anatomy M.S. degree requires 30 additional hours of graduate course work. Graduate students are also required to successfully complete two semesters as a teaching assistant in the Anatomy and Physiology I and II laboratories
When you graduate from D’Youville’s anatomy program, you’ll be well-prepared for a variety of career paths including pursuing a professional healthcare or science degree (MD, DO, PA, DC, PhD, etc.), academic research and instruction, or scientific and managerial positions in health-related industries.
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 GPA 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 grievance procedures.
During the graduate phase students are required to successfully complete two semesters of teaching assistantship in the Anatomy and Physiology I and II laboratories.
Course Requirements for the Biology B.A.
In the Specific Areas of Concentration
|BIO-101||Introductory Biology I||4|
|BIO-101L||Intro Bio Lab I||0|
|BIO-102||Introductory Biology II||4|
|BIO-102L||Intro Bio Lab II||0|
|BIO-312||Molecular Cell Biology||4|
Biology Electives Chosen From
|BIO-107||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||3|
|BIO-107L||Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory||1|
|BIO-108||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||3|
|BIO-108L||Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab||1|
|BIO-218L||Invertebrate Zoology Lab||0|
|BIO-230||Foundations of Environmental Science||4|
|BIO-230L||Foundations of Environmental Science||0|
|BIO-231L||Environmental Geology Lab||0|
|BIO-304L||Microscopic Anatomy Lab||0|
|BIO-317L||Comparative Anatomy Lab||0|
|BIO-320L||Dev Biology Lab||0|
|BIO-330L||Environmental Microbiology Lab||0|
|BIO-331L||Conservation Biology Lab||0|
|BIO-339||Human Gross Anatomy||6|
|BIO-339L||Gross Anatomy Lab||0|
|BIO-350||Fundamentals of Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics||3|
|BIO-351L||Computational Biology Lab||0|
|BIO-375||Math Modeling in Biology||3|
|BIO-407||Research At DYC||1-3|
|BIO-408||Research At DYC||1-3|
|BIO-659||Advanced Physiology I||3|
|BIO-660||Advanced Physiology II||3|
In Other Academic Areas Required for the Major
|CHE-101||General Chemistry I||3|
|CHE-101L||General Chemistry Laboratory||1|
|CHE-102||General Chemistry II||3|
|CHE-102L||General Chemistry Laboratory II||1|
|CHE-219L||Organic Chemistry Lab||1|
|MAT-123||Introduction to Applied Statistics||4|
Course Requirements for the Anatomy M.S.
|BIO-639||Human Gross Anatomy||6|
|BIO-639L||Human Gross Anatomy Lab||0|
|BIO-504L||Microscopic Anatomy Lab||0|
|BIO-517L||Comparative Anatomy Lab||0|
|BIO-520L||Developmental Biology Lab||0|
|ANA-601||Research Methods in Anatomy I||3|
|ANA-602||Research Methods in Anatomy II||4|
First Time Freshmen
Students entering as Freshmen into the joint BA/MS program must meet DYC entrance criteria.
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 must meet the following minimum entrance criteria:
|High School Average||SAT + (or)||ACT|
+ Score is based on the new SAT score format which went into effect in March 2016.
Our Admitted Freshman Class Profile
High school average of 85 percent or a 2.85 on a four point scale
Rank in the top 50 percent of one’s class.
|Test Scores||25th Percentile||75th Percentile||Median|
|SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing 1||460||590||530|
|SAT Math 1||510||590||550|
|SAT Composite 1||1010||1180||1090|
|ACT Composite 1||21||25||23|
These scores reflect the new SAT score format, which went into effect in March 2016.
Students entering D'Youville as a transfer student must meet the following entrance criteria:
- Criteria for Admission: Transfer students with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher will be considered for admission.
- Average Cumulative GPA: Minimum of a C (2.0) grade in all pre-requisite courses for the M.S. Anatomy program completed at a previous institution (Refer to Program Requirements For the M.S. Anatomy program below).
Review the steps to apply for admission to D'Youville as a transfer student.
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 nonconsecutive 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.
Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 prior to entry into the graduate phase of the program. Students must obtain a C or better in all prerequisite courses for the MS program to move in to the graduate phase of the program. These courses include:
- Introductory Biology I (BIO-101), Intro Bio Lab I (BIO-101L), Introductory Biology II (BIO-102), and Intro Bio Lab II (BIO-102L) or Human Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO-107), Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory (BIO-107L), Human Anatomy & Physiology II (BIO-108) and Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (BIO-108L)
- Genetics (BIO-302)
- Genetics Lab (BIO-302L)
- General Chemistry I (CHE-101)
- General Chemistry Laboratory (CHE-101L)
- General Chemistry II (CHE-102)
- General Chemistry Laboratory II (CHE-102L)
- Organic Chemistry (CHE-219)
- Organic Chemistry Lab (CHE-219L)
- Organic Chemistry II (CHE-220) and Organic Chemistry II Lab (CHE-220L) or Biochemistry (BIO-303) and Biochemistry Lab (BIO-303L)
- Introduction to Applied Statistics (MAT-123)
- Introduction to Literature: Acad Writing (ENG-111)
- Humanities Seminar (ENG-112) or Humanities Seminar (HIS-112)