Undergraduate

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Joint Degree Biology Programs with Other Institutions


Cooperative education agreements between Pace and other institutions of higher learning exist in the professional science areas indicated below. Candidates for admission to these joint degree programs must satisfy separate admission requirements of both schools. Note that admission to the undergraduate Pace University part of a joint program does not guarantee admission to the program of the other institution. Professional science areas include Chemical Engineering, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, and Podiatry.

Pace Biology Pre-Professional (NYC, PLV) and Columbia Univ. College of Physicians and Surgeons MS Occupational Therapy

This program consists of three years of study at Pace and two additional years of study in occupational therapy at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. Students who complete the program receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology Pre-Professional from Pace and a Master of Science degree in occupational therapy from Columbia. To be eligible for the program, students must choose one of the following undergraduate majors: biology, applied psychology and human relations, or psychology. For more information consult the academic pre-professional adviser in the departments of Biology and Health Sciences or Psychology.

Pace BS Biology Pre-Professional (NYC, PLV) and SUNY College of Optometry DO Optometry

This program consists of three years of study in biology at Pace and four additional years of study at the State University of New York's State College of Optometry in Manhattan. Students who complete the program receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology Pre-Professional from Pace and a Doctor of Optometry degree from SUNY. For more information, consult the pre-professional adviser in the Departments of Biology and Health Sciences.

Pace BS Biology Pre-Professional (NYC, PLV) and Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

This program consists of three years of study at Pace and four additional years of study at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Students who complete the program receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology Pre-Professional from Pace and a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. To be eligible for the program, Pace students must major in biology. For more information consult the pre-professional adviser in the Department of Biology and Health Sciences.

For detailed curriculum information for Biology Joint Programs, please click here.

Biology Major for Joint Degree Program in Occuplational Therapy

Bachelor of Science (NYC, PLV)

The undergraduate portion of this joint degree program, linked with a professional school granting degrees in Occupational Therapy, is completed in three years. It includes Biology core courses, major Biology electives, and auxiliary courses in chemistry, physics, and mathematics. The professional school requirement is completed in two years.

 
Credits
UNIVERSITY CORE
60

Must include major-specific courses and auxiliary courses in Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics as follows:
Foundation: MAT 131 (4 credits) and CHE 111 (4 credits)
Area of Knowledge: In-Depth Sequence: CHE 112, 223, 224 (15 credits)
Inquiry and Exploration: PSY 110 (3 credits)

 
MAJOR COURSES
48
Biology Core Courses: (26 credits)
BIO 101-102 General Biology I and II (8)
BIO 231 Genetics (4)  
BIO 327 Cellular Biochemistry (4)  
BIO 335 Molecular and Cellular Biology (4)  
BIO 490 Introduction to Research in the Biological Sciences (3)  
BIO 395/480/491 Research in Biology (3)  
Major Electives: (22 credits)  
BIO 251 Human Anatomy (4)  
BIO 334 Physiology (4)  
Columbia University (14)  
     
AUXILIARY COURSES
21
PHY 111-112 General Physics I and II (8)  
MAT 132 Calculus II (4)  
MAT 134 Statistics for Life Sciences (3)  
PSY 111 General Psychology (3)  
EDU 130 (3)  
     
OPEN ELECTIVES
0-1
     
 
Required Credits:
129-130

 

Optometry Joint Degree
Bachelor of Science (NYC, PLV)

The undergraduate portion of this joint degree program, linked with a professional school granting degrees in Optometry, is completed in three years. It includes Biology core courses, major Biology electives, and auxiliary courses in chemistry, physics, and mathematics. The professional school requirement is completed in four years.

Credits
UNIVERSITY CORE:

60

Must include major-specific courses and auxiliary courses in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics as follows:
Foundation: MAT 131 (4 credits) and CHE 111 (4 credits)
Area of Knowledge: In-Depth Sequence of CHE 112, 223, and 224 (15 credits)
Inquiry and Exploration: PSY 110 (3 credits)
MAJOR COURSES:
51
Biology Core Courses: (26 credits)
BIO 101-102 General Biology I and II (8)
BIO 231 Genetics (4)
BIO 327 Cellular Biochemistry (4)
BIO 335 Molecular and Cellular Biology (4)
BIO 490 Introduction to Research in the Biological Sciences (3)
BIO
395/480/491 Research in Biology (3)
Major Electives: (25 credits)
BIO 264 Microbiology (4)
SUNY College of Optometry (21)
AUXILIARY COURSES
15
PHY 111-112 General Physics I and II (8)
MAT 132 Calculus II (4)
MAT 134 Statistics for Life Sciences (3)
OPEN ELECTIVES
2
Required Credits:
128

Biology Major for Joint Degree Program in Podiatry

Bachelor of Science (NYC, PLV)

The undergraduate portion of this joint degree program, linked with a professional school granting degrees in Podiatry, is completed in three years. It includes Biology core courses, major Biology electives, and auxiliary courses in chemistry, physics, and mathematics. The professional school requirement is completed in four years.

Credits
UNIVERSITY CORE:
60

Must include major-specific courses and auxiliary courses in Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics as follows:
Foundation: MAT 131 (4 credits) and CHE 111 (4 credits)
Area of Knowledge: In-Depth Sequence of CHE 112, 223, and 224 (15 credits)

MAJOR COURSES:
45
Biology Core Courses: (26 credits)
BIO 101-102 General Biology I and II (8)
BIO 231 Genetics (4)
BIO 327 Cellular Biochemistry (4)
BIO 335 Molecular and Cellular Biology (4)
BIO 490 Introduction to Research in the Biological Sciences (3)
BIO 395/480/491 Research in Biology (3)
Major Electives (19 credits)
New York College of Podiatry
AUXILIARY COURSES
15
PHY 111-112 General Physics I and II (8)
MAT 132 Calculus II (4)
MAT 134 Statistics for Life Sciences (3)
OPEN ELECTIVES
8
Required Credits:
128

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