Curriculum Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences, Osteopathic Medicine Option

General Education

Foundations Credits:
FCWR 101 Writing I: Foundations of College Composition 3
FCWR 151 Writing II: Foundations of Research Writing 3
FCWR 302 Communication for Healthcare Careers 3
    Total: 9 Credits
Data Literacy Credits:
DATA 101 Making Sense of a Data-Oriented Society 3
Seminars (select courses from at least three of the four areas) Credits:
ICLT 3XX Literature choice 3
ICPH 3XX Philosophy choice 3
ICSS 3XX Social Science choice 3
ICBS 3XX Behavioral Science choice 3
    Total: 12 Credits
Students must take four seminar courses from at least three different areas of study.
Math and Science Credits:
MATH 170 Calculus I 4
Any 300-level BIOL or CHEM course 3
    Total: 7 Credits

Major Requirements

Life Sciences Credits:
BIOL 110 General Biology I 4
BIOL 150 General Biology II 4
BIOL 155 Osteopathic Principles and Practices 1
BIOL 210 Human Gross Anatomy 4
BIOL 233 Genetics** 4
BIOL 235 Microbiology 4
BIOL 250 Biostatistics 3
BIOL 310 Human Physiology 4
BIOL 340 Biochemistry 4
BIOL 395 Introduction to Research Literature 3
CHEM 110 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 150 General Chemistry II 4
CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 250 Organic Chemistry II 4
HSCI 420 Biomedical Ethics 3
    Total: 54 Credits
** BIOL 335 Genetics also counts towards this requirement.
Physics Credits:
PHYS 175 Physics for Pre-Med I 5
PHYS 185 Physics for Pre-Med II 5
    Total: 10 Credits
Science Electives Credits:
BIOL/CHEM/PHYS XXX Elective must be 300- or 400-level. 3 or 4
General Electives Credits:
Consult with advisor on elective choices. 12
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.
Total 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.