Life Sciences, B.S. / Osteopathic Medicine, D.O.
2021 Semester Map

TOTAL CREDITS: 125–126

Fall, Year One

CourseCredits
CHEM 110
General Chemistry I
4
BIOL 110
General Biology I
4
MATH 170
Calculus I
4
FCWR 101
Writing I: Foundations of College Composition
3
FCSP 105
Foundations of Speech Communication
3
TOTAL CREDITS18

Spring, Year One

CourseCredits
CHEM 150
General Chemistry II
4
BIOL 150
General Biology II
4
BIOL 250
Biostatistics
3
General ElectiveA 3
FCWR 151
Writing II: Foundations of Research Writing
3
TOTAL CREDITS17

Fall, Year Two

CourseCredits
CHEM 210
Organic Chemistry I
4
Genetics choiceB
4
HSCI 420
Biomedical Ethics
3
PHYS 175
Physics for Pre-Med I
5
FCWR 302
Communication for Healthcare Careers
3
TOTAL CREDITS19

Spring, Year Two

CourseCredits
CHEM 250
Organic Chemistry II
4
BIOL 340
Biochemistry
4
BIOL 310
Human Physiology
4
General ElectiveA 3
PHYS 185
Physics for Pre-Med II
5
TOTAL CREDITS20

Summer, Year Three

CourseCredits
Take MCAT exam the summer before final B.S. year
TOTAL CREDITS0

Fall, Year Three

CourseCredits
BIOL/CHEM/PHYS ElectiveD
3–4
BIOL 210
Human Gross Anatomy
4
BIOL 395
Introduction to Research Literature
3
General Elective 3
ICLT 3XX
Literature choiceC
3
ICPH 3XX
Philosophy choiceC
3
TOTAL CREDITS19–20

Spring, Year Three

CourseCredits
BIOL 155
Osteopathic Principles and Practices
1
BIOL 315
Neuroscience
3
BIOL 235
Microbiology
4
General Elective 3
ICBS 3XX
Behavioral Science choiceC
3
ICSS 3XX
Social Science choiceC
3
TOTAL CREDITS17
A
PSYC 101 and SOCI 101 courses are strongly recommended for proper MCAT preparation, and can be applied towards six (6) credits of the general elective degree requirement.
B
Choose between BIOL 233 and BIOL 335.
C
The following 300-level seminars may be taken out of the listed order: ICLT 3XX, ICPH 3XX, ICSS 3XX, ICBS 3XX.
D
Elective must be 300- or 400-level.
E
Total undergraduate credits required = 110–111*

*
When a student successfully completes the first year of NYITCOM, 15 credits completed at the medical school will be applied to the bachelor's degree. If a student does not successfully complete the first year of medical school, but has successfully completed some of the coursework, the student may complete a waiver to apply up to 15 successfully completed credits to the bachelor's degree. B.S./ D.O. students are required to meet a semester GPA of a 3.5 or higher.