Combined Baccalaureate/Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree Program (B.S./D.O.)
NYIT (New York Institute of Technology) offers a combined baccalaureate/doctor of osteopathic medicine degree program to talented, highly motivated students. A select number of those who qualify will be admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences at NYIT. Upon successful completion of three undergraduate years plus the first year in NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, the student will receive a Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences (pre-professional option).
The combined program enables students to achieve B.S./D.O. degrees in seven years rather than the traditional eight. Specifically, in order for a student to be considered for acceptance to the College of Osteopathic Medicine, and invited for a personal interview, the student must complete the College of Osteopathic Medicine Admissions application and meet the following criteria:
- GPA – maintain a 3.5 grade point average each semester; maintain a 3.5 grade point average for all science courses each semester resulting in a cumulative 3.5 grade point average.
- MCAT – score at least equal to the mean MCAT score of the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine first-year class of the year the student begins undergraduate study.
- Completion date of application package – February 1 preceding August start (must include MCAT score).
Other seven-year B.S./D.O. programs have been established with the State University of New York (at Geneseo, New Paltz, and Old Westbury); the City University of New York (at Hunter College, Lehman College, and Queens College); Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; Arkansas State University; Ouachita Baptist University; William Baptist College and the University of Central Arkansas. These programs are available to applicants who meet the application criteria stated above. For further information, contact the Admissions Office of the specific college.