The program accepts applicants for full-time study from the
freshman year. Students are admitted directly into the program
and do not have to reapply for admission to the upper division.
Admission requirements reflect the structure of the program as
a five-year bachelor of science and master of science degree
In order to be eligible for direct acceptance into this program,
students must submit proof of the following criteria:
- Combined SAT scores of at least 1,000 (or ACT score of 21).
- A high school average of at least 85 percent.
- High school rank in the upper half of the class.
Students who do not meet these criteria are encouraged to
apply to the Career Discovery Program and apply to O.T. after
successfully completing two full-time semesters.
Although D'Youville does not mandate that letters of
recommendation or a letter of intent to study a specific discipline
be included with the application, students applying to O.T.
are strongly advised to include these documents with their
Students must also demonstrate successful completion
of the following high school courses: two years of math,
one year of biology, and one year of chemistry. Physics is
strongly recommended. Students who have not taken high
school chemistry will be considered for admission with the
understanding that a college preparatory chemistry course must
be taken before beginning the curriculum. Students are strongly
encouraged to gain competence in word processing before
entering the program.
Approximately 40 students are admitted to the program in the
freshman year. These students are selected from the pool of
applicants on the basis of the above criteria. Late applications are
processed on a space-available basis. Students who have been
out of high school for more than five years need not submit SAT
scores. Selection is based on high school average and class rank.
Transfer students are accepted on a competitive, space-available
basis in either the second or third year of the B.S./M.S. program
(see requirements below). A minimum G.P.A. of 2.5 (on a 4.0
scale) is required to apply. Point of entry depends on the number
of transfer credits accepted by the registrar, including major
Transfer students may enter the second year of the program in
the fall. Transfer students who wish to enter the third year of the program
must begin in summer and meet the following requirements:
- Transfer Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II with labs, or six to eight credits of a combination of other biology courses that focus on anatomy and physiology such as: Comparative Primate Anatomy; Comparative Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology; Human Anatomy and Physiology; Anatomy and Physiology I and II or their equivalents, at least one of which is a lab course as determined by the registrar and the department.
- Transfer General or Developmental Psychology.
- Transfer Abnormal Psychology.
In order to register for any O.T. courses, students must have been
formally accepted into the program.