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Biology (BA or BS) + Anatomy (MS), 5-Year

Students working in D'Youville's gross anatomy lab.

The D'Youville Anatomy program is designed to prepare students for further professional study in healthcare or for careers in academic teaching and research.

Overview & Distinctions

Overview

Enter as a undergraduate in D'Youville's combined BA or BS Biology + MS Anatomy, and you'll benefit from intensive, hands-on study with a solid grounding in contemporary research techniques. You'll gain valuable practical experience in our cutting-edge human gross anatomy labs all while working closely with faculty both in the classroom and in research settings.

When you graduate from D’Youville’s Anatomy program, you’ll be well-prepared for a variety of career paths including pursuing a professional healthcare or science degree (MD, DO, PA, DC, PhD, etc.), academic research and instruction, or scientific and managerial positions in health-related industries.

Why Choose D'Youville?

  • Our program is ideal for anyone who wishes to apply to medical, dental, chiropractic, or other professional healthcare degree programs.
  • Duing the master's portion of your program, all students are awarded teaching assistantships and may be eligible for additional scholarships and financial aid.
  • You'll benefit from hands-on experience in anatomy through dissection of human cadavers in our state-of-the-art gross anatomy laboratory. Typically, courses like this are taught in the first year of medical or dental school. D'Youville is one of the very few institutions to offer gross anatomy courses for undergraduate students.

BA + MS Curriculum

Find detailed course information for the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science in Biology and Anatomy Combined Program, tools to plan your education, and complete academic policies and procedures in the D'Youville academic catalog.

General Education Requirements 30
Major Requirements 50
Free electives (including remaining Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirements) 40
Graduate Requirements 30
Total Credits 150

Course Requirements for the Biology B.A.

In the Specific Areas of Concentration
BIO-101 Introductory Biology I 4
BIO-101L Intro Bio Lab I 0
BIO-102 Introductory Biology II 4
BIO-102L Intro Bio Lab II 0
BIO-302 Genetics 4
BIO-302L Genetics Lab 0
BIO-303 Biochemistry 3
BIO-303L Biochemistry Lab 1
BIO-312 Molecular Cell Biology 4
Total Credits 20

Biology Electives Chosen from (14 credits)

BIO-107 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3
BIO-107L Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory 1
BIO-108 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3
BIO-108L Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab 1
BIO-216 Marine Biology 3
BIO-218 Invertebrate Zoology 4
BIO-218L Invertebrate Zoology Lab 0
BIO-229 Ecology 4
BIO-229L Ecology Lab 0
BIO-230 Foundations of Environmental Science 4
BIO-230L Foundations of Environmental Science 0
BIO-231 Environmental Geology 4
BIO-231L Environmental Geology Lab 0
BIO-242 Evolution 3
BIO-304 Microscopic Anatomy 4
BIO-304L Microscopic Anatomy Lab 0
BIO-309 Virology 3
BIO-310 Immunology 3
BIO-314 Botany 4
BIO-317 Comparative Anatomy 4
BIO-317L Comparative Anatomy Lab 0
BIO-320 Developmental Biology 4
BIO-320L Dev Biology Lab 0
BIO-330 Environmental Microbiology 4
BIO-330L Environmental Microbiology Lab 0
BIO-331 Conservation Biology 4
BIO-331L Conservation Biology Lab 0
BIO-332 Environmental Health 3
BIO-335 Pharmacology I 3
BIO-336 Pharmacology II 3
BIO-339 Human Gross Anatomy 6
BIO-339L Gross Anatomy Lab 0
BIO-350 Fundamentals of Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics 3
BIO-351 Computational Biology 4
BIO-351L Computational Biology Lab 0
BIO-375 Math Modeling in Biology 3
BIO-389 Special Topics 3-4
BIO-390 Special Topics 3-4
BIO-407 Research At DYC 1-3
BIO-408 Research At DYC 1-3
BIO-479 Independent Study 1-3
BIO-480 Independent Study 1-3
BIO-659 Advanced Physiology I 3
BIO-660 Advanced Physiology II 3
Total Credits 1 14
1

Microbiology (BIO-208) and lab no longer count as biology electives. They are specifically tailored for nursing students. The change was approved by the curriculum committee.

In Other Academic Areas Required for the Major

CHE-101 General Chemistry I 3
CHE-101L General Chemistry Laboratory 1
CHE-102 General Chemistry II 3
CHE-102L General Chemistry Laboratory II 1
CHE-219 Organic Chemistry 3
or CHE-209 Principles of Organic Chemistry
CHE-219L Organic Chemistry Lab 1
or CHE-209L Principles of Organic Chemistry Lab
MAT-123 Introduction to Applied Statistics 4
Total Credits 16

Course Requirements for the Anatomy M.S.

ANA-504L Microscopic Anatomy Lab 1
ANA-601 Research Methods in Anatomy I 3
BIO-505 Neurobiology 4
BIO-505L Neurobiology Lab 0
BIO-517 Comparative Anatomy 4
BIO-517L Comparative Anatomy Lab 0
BIO-520 Developmental Biology 4
BIO-520L Developmental Biology Lab 0
BIO-639 Human Gross Anatomy 6
BIO-639L Human Gross Anatomy Lab 0
BIO-639XD Human Gross Anatomy Extra Dissection Lab 0
BIO-689 Special Topics 1
Choose 1 of the following 2 sequences 7
ANA-602
& ANA-605
Research Methods in Anatomy II
and Research Seminar
 
ANA-603
& ANA-604
Advanced Human Dissection
and Anatomy Capstone
 
Total Credits 30

BS + MS Curriculum

Find detailed course information for the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Biology and Anatomy Combined Program, tools to plan your education, and complete academic policies and procedures in the D'Youville academic catalog.

General Education Requirements 30
Major Requirements 66
Free electives (including remaining Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirements) 24
Graduate Requirements 30
Total Credits 150

Course Requirements for the Biology B.S.

In the Specific Areas of Concentration

BIO-101 Introductory Biology I 4
BIO-101L Intro Bio Lab I 0
BIO-102 Introductory Biology II 4
BIO-102L Intro Bio Lab II 0
BIO-302 Genetics 4
BIO-302L Genetics Lab 0
BIO-303 Biochemistry 3
BIO-303L Biochemistry Lab 1
BIO-312 Molecular Cell Biology 4
Total Credits 20

Biology Electives Chosen from (18 credits)

BIO-107 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3
BIO-107L Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory 1
BIO-108 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3
BIO-108L Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab 1
BIO-216 Marine Biology 3
BIO-217 Animal Handling 3
BIO-218 Invertebrate Zoology 4
BIO-218L Invertebrate Zoology Lab 0
BIO-229 Ecology 4
BIO-229L Ecology Lab 0
BIO-230 Foundations of Environmental Science 4
BIO-230L Foundations of Environmental Science 0
BIO-231 Environmental Geology 4
BIO-231L Environmental Geology Lab 0
BIO-242 Evolution 3
BIO-304 Microscopic Anatomy 4
BIO-304L Microscopic Anatomy Lab 0
BIO-309 Virology 3
BIO-310 Immunology 3
BIO-314 Botany 4
BIO-317 Comparative Anatomy 4
BIO-317L Comparative Anatomy Lab 0
BIO-320 Developmental Biology 4
BIO-320L Dev Biology Lab 0
BIO-330 Environmental Microbiology 4
BIO-330L Environmental Microbiology Lab 0
BIO-331 Conservation Biology 4
BIO-331L Conservation Biology Lab 0
BIO-332 Environmental Health 3
BIO-335 Pharmacology I 3
BIO-336 Pharmacology II 3
BIO-339 Human Gross Anatomy 6
BIO-339L Gross Anatomy Lab 0
BIO-350 Fundamentals of Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics 3
BIO-351 Computational Biology 4
BIO-351L Computational Biology Lab 0
BIO-375 Math Modeling in Biology 3
BIO-389 Special Topics 3-4
BIO-390 Special Topics 3-4
BIO-407 Research At DYC 1-3
BIO-408 Research At DYC 1-3
BIO-479 Independent Study 1-3
BIO-480 Independent Study 1-3
BIO-659 Advanced Physiology I 3
BIO-660 Advanced Physiology II 3
Total Credits 1 18
1

Microbiology (BIO-208) and lab no longer count as biology electives. They are specifically tailored for nursing students. The change was approved by the curriculum committee.

In Other Academic Areas Required for the Major

CHE-101 General Chemistry I 3
CHE-101L General Chemistry Laboratory 1
CHE-102 General Chemistry II 3
CHE-102L General Chemistry Laboratory II 1
CHE-219 Organic Chemistry 3
or CHE-209 Principles of Organic Chemistry
CHE-219L Organic Chemistry Lab 1
or CHE-209L Principles of Organic Chemistry Lab
MAT-125 Calculus I 4
MAT-126 Calculus II 4
PHY-101 General Physics I 3
PHY-101L Gen Physics Lab I 1
PHY-102 General Physics 3
PHY-102L Gen Physics Lab II 1
Total Credits 28

Course Requirements for the Anatomy M.S.

ANA-504L Microscopic Anatomy Lab 1
ANA-601 Research Methods in Anatomy I 3
BIO-505 Neurobiology 4
BIO-505L Neurobiology Lab 0
BIO-517 Comparative Anatomy 4
BIO-517L Comparative Anatomy Lab 0
BIO-520 Developmental Biology 4
BIO-520L Developmental Biology Lab 0
BIO-639 Human Gross Anatomy 6
BIO-639L Human Gross Anatomy Lab 0
BIO-639XD Human Gross Anatomy Extra Disection Lab 0
BIO-689 Special Topics 1
Choose 1 of the following 2 sequences 7
ANA-602
& ANA-605
Research Methods in Anatomy II
and Research Seminar
 
ANA-603
& ANA-604
Advanced Human Dissection
and Anatomy Capstone
 
Total Credits 30

Careers

Careers

The D'Youville combined BA/BS + MS Anatomy program is designed to prepare students for further professional study in healthcare, academic teaching and research, or to help those with a professional healthcare degree to acquire a specialization in Anatomy. Our highly-supportive, cutting-edge program is ideal for:

  • Those seeking additional education in order to apply (or re-apply) to a professional degree program in a variety of healthcare fields including:
    • Medical Doctor (MD)
    • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
    • Dental (DDS, DMD, DD, etc.)
    • Physicians Assistant (PA)
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physical Therapy
    • Doctor of Chiropractic (DC)
  • Holders of professional degrees who are looking to acquire an additional credential as a specialty.
  • Graduates of professional healthcare degree programs that do not offer cadaver dissection as part of their curriculum (e.g. Caribbean, Italian, or Polish medical schools) who wish to enhance their CVs when pursuing employment in the United States or to earn surgical fellowships.*
  • Current instructors or professors currently holding a PhD in the biological sciences who wish to pursue an academic career in Anatomy.
  • Chiropractors who wish to teach Anatomy at Chiropractic colleges.

Scholarships

Scholarships

The MS Anatomy program offers a variety of scholarships and financial aid to qualified students including:

  • Teaching assistantships awarded to all students entering the MS Anatomy program.
  • Automatic 25-50% scholarships for qualified students entering the BS/MS program that continues throughout your 5 years of study.
  • A wide range of other financial aid options are available for qualified students. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more details about applying or qualifying for aid.

Automatic Merit-Based Scholarships

When you apply for admission at D’Youville, we’ll automatically consider you for our merit scholarships. Undergraduate scholarships can cover as much as 50% of your tuition, and there is no need to fill out a separate application!

Transfer students can qualify for scholarships, as well. And unlike other schools, maintaining your scholarship is easier at D'Youville because we use a realistic 2.25 GPA requirement to determine your eligibility for merit-based scholarships each year. 

Check out the chart below to see if you qualify:
Scholarships GPA Scholarship Amount
President's 88+ $14,000
Founder's 83 - 87.9 $12,000
Dean's 80 - 82.9 $10,000
Transfer 3.5+ $5,500
Transfer 3.25 - 3.49 $5,000
Transfer 3.0 - 3.24 $4,500
Transfer 2.75 - 2.99 $4,000

Find more information and additional scholarships on our scholarships page.

View All Scholarships


Teaching Assistantships

Students enrolled in the graduate component of the combined BS/MS Anatomy program are awarded a Teaching Assistantship position. While this position does not provide full tuition-remission, it does provide a stipend that can help with expenses while also giving you the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience under the supervision of a faculty member.

Unlike many institutions that require TAs to function as the primary instructor for the courses they teach, our TAs partner with experienced faculty members to assist with course duties, provide open laboratory hours for studying/tutoring allowing our students some teaching experience while allowing time to complete their allowing our students more time to pursue their degrees.


Contact Us

Please contact us to learn about the current award amount or to receive further details about the teaching assistantship requirements.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites & Admission Requirements

Students entering as Freshmen into the joint BS/MS program must meet D'Youville entrance criteria.

Admission Requirements

At D'Youville, we are committed to selecting students who are academically well-rounded and committed to meeting the challenges of a high-quality education. If you have been successful in a traditional college preparatory program in high school, you should be well-prepared for the academic challenges at D'Youville. While we don't require you to submit ACT or SAT test scores, if you have taken or intend to take a standardized test we encourage you to submit your scores if you'd like them to be evaluated as part of your application.

First Time in College Freshman Requirements:

  • Submitted application for admission
  • Official high school transcripts
    • An overall weighted GPA of 80 (BA) or 85 (BS) with successful completion of high school graduation requirements and three years of math, history, english, and science.

Not Required (utilized in a holistic review for admission if provided):

  • Standardized SAT/ACT test scores
  • Admissions essay
  • Letters of recommendation

Transfer Admission Required Review Criteria:

  • Submitted application for admission
    • Applications are free of charge and can be found on our apply webpage.
  • Official transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges/universities
  • Cumulative GPA of 2 (BA) or 2.5 (BS)

 Not Required (utilized in a holistic review for admission if provided):

  • Coursework relevant to major of interest
  • Admissions essay
  • Letters of recommendation

Students looking to acquire a Biology BS but not meeting requirements can be admitted to BA and then promoted later based on performance within the courses.


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