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Department of Life Sciences

NYIT
Theobald Science Center
Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000
516.686.3883
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The Life Sciences Department offers degrees at our campuses in New York City and Long Island, NY.


Combined Baccalaureate/Doctor of Osteopathic Physician Program

The Combined Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program (B.S./D.O.) is an accredited program for talented, highly motivated students. Students complete their baccalaureate preparation in three years and may then be admitted directly into NYIT's College of Osteopathic Medicine, which requires four years for the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree. The Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences degree will be conferred upon successful completion of the first year at the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

To be admitted into this special program, students must submit SAT and/or ACT results with a combined SAT score of 1200 or above an ACT total of at least 28. In addition they must have a high school average of 90 or above and a high class standing. Following the completion of three years at the undergraduate school, students may qualify for admission into the College of Osteopathic Medicine. Specifically, in order for a student to be considered for acceptance to the college and invited for a personal interview, the student must complete the College of Osteopathic Medicine Admissions application and meet the following criteria:

  1. GPA
    • All NYIT BS/DO students must maintain a cumulative and semester 3.5 GPA while in the program.
    • If a student falls below the cumulative and semester 3.5 GPA, she/he will be placed on probationary status.  The student can only be on probation one time.
    • If the student fails to achieve the 3.5 cumulative and semester GPA in the following semester after probation, she/he will automatically be dismissed from the BS/DO program.
    • If a student falls below the cumulative and semester 3.5 GPA for a second time, she/he will be dismissed from the program.
  2. MCAT score of the median MCAT score of the College of Osteopathic Medicine class starting in the year before student starts NYIT.
  3. Obtained favorable letters of recommendation from the departmental B.S./D.O. committee.
  4. Completed application package submitted by Feb. 1 preceding August start (must include MCAT score).
  5. Received a supportive interview from the College of Osteopathic Medicine's admissions committee.

For further information, contact:

Undergraduate Admissions
New York Institute of Technology
Northern Boulevard
P.O. Box 8000
Old Westbury, New York 11568-8000
516.686.7520