Enter as a undergraduate in D'Youville's combined Biology BS + Anatomy MS degrees, and you will benefit from intensive, hands-on study with a solid grounding in contemporary research techniques and 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.S. degree includes a total of 38 hours in biology and 32 hours in related fields (chemistry, mathematics and physics). 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.
If a student is dismissed from the B.S. program due to poor performance in courses not required for the B.A. program, a student may have his/her record re-evaluated as a major in the B.A. program, and may be declared in good standing if his/her performance in the B.A. requirements justifies this.
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 College 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.
Combined Biology B.S. and Anatomy M.S.
|General Education Requirements||30|
|Major Requirements 1||65|
|Free electives (including remaining Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirements)||25|
The major requires 7 additional credits of biology courses, but Capstone Experience (BIO-499) is counted under General Education requirements, and 4 credits of Biology electives are counted under Graduate requirements.
Course Requirements for the Biology B.S.
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-110||Biology Freshman Seminar||1|
|BIO-205||Biodiversity I, Microbes, Protists, and Plants||4|
|BIO-205L||Biodiversity I, Microbes, Protists, and Plants Lab||0|
|BIO-206L||Biodiversity II Lab||0|
|BIO-300||Biology Junior Seminar||1|
|BIO-306||Ecology, Evolution & Behavior||4|
|BIO-306L||Ecology, Evolution & Behavior Lab||0|
|BIO-312||Molecular Cell Biology||4|
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|
|or CHE-209||Principles of Organic Chemistry|
|CHE-219L||Organic Chemistry Lab||1|
|or CHE-209L||Principles of Organic Chemistry Lab|
|MAT-102L||Mathematics in Biology: Models, Data and Relations||1|
|PHY-101||General Physics I||3|
|PHY-101L||Gen Physics Lab I||1|
|PHY-102||General Physics II||3|
|PHY-102L||Gen Physics Lab II||1|
Course Requirements for the Anatomy M.S.
(Three to four Biology credits also count toward the major as Biology electives)
|ANA-504L||Microscopic Anatomy Lab||1|
|ANA-601||Research Methods in Anatomy I||3|
|BIO-517L||Comparative Anatomy Lab||0|
|BIO-520L||Developmental Biology Lab||0|
|BIO-639||Human Gross Anatomy||6|
|BIO-639L||Human Gross Anatomy Lab||0|
|BIO-639XD||Human Gross Anatomy Extra Disection Lab||0|
|Choose 1 of the following 2 sequences||7|
|Research Methods in Anatomy II|
and Research Seminar
|Advanced Human Dissection|
and Anatomy Capstone
First Time Freshmen
Students entering as Freshmen into the joint BS/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:
Admission into the B.S. in biology requires requires 1) either a minimum SAT score of 1080 (Math and Verbal) (or 21 ACT) or three years of high school Math, English, History, and Science, 2) a high school average of 85 percent or a 3.0 on a four-point scale or a transfer G.P.A. of 2.5 and, 3) a high school science G.P.A. above 80 percent.
|High School Average||SAT + (or)||ACT|