Pre-Med and Pre-Health Department
Joint B.S./D.P.M. Programs with New York College of Podiatric Medicine
New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM), located in New York City, is the nation's oldest and largest college of podiatric medicine. Marist and NYCPM have developed two joint programs (Early Admission or Early Decision) for students interested in careers in podiatric medicine. Both programs require Marist students to complete at least 90 credits of coursework at Marist and/or other accredited institutions. These credits must include the following courses, or their equivalents:
|BIOL 130-131||General Biology I-II||8 credits|
|CHEM 131-132||General Chemistry I-II, with lab||8 credits|
|CHEM 211-212-213||Organic Chemistry, with lab||8 credits|
|PHYS 211-212-213-214||General Physics I-II, with lab||8 credits|
Students also must fulfill the following NYCPM admissions requirements:
- A timely and satisfactory formal application
- Three letters of evaluation with an acceptable level of endorsement
- Official MCAT scores at least equal to NYCPM's current minimum
- A satisfactory evaluation in a personal interview
- 3.00 GPA in all of their undergraduate course work
Early Admission Option
Students will complete three years at Marist, and begin studies at NYCPM in the fourth year. Application will be made at the start of the third year at Marist. For those students accepted for Early Admission, Marist will accept as transfer credits at least 30 credits from the first-year NYCPM courses listed below, contingent upon the student earning a grade of "C" or higher in each course. The specific group of courses to be transferred must be approved by the student's major department at Marist. Once these credits are successfully completed and transferred, the B.S. degree will be awarded from Marist.
|Immunology||Cell Biology & Histology & Lab|
|Physiology & Lab||Gross Anatomy & Lab|
|Neurosciences||Medical Ethics I|
|Molecular Biology & Molecular Genetics|
Early Decision Option
Students will complete four years and a minimum of 120 credits at Marist, but will apply to NYCPM at the start of the third year at Marist. Early Decision students will complete their senior year at Marist and receive the B.S. degree prior to enrolling at NYCPM. Such students will be expected to maintain a 3.00 GPA in all of their undergraduate course work after the admissions decision.
For additional information about either of these programs, please contact Lisa Stephens, Lecturer of Chemistry and Advisor to the Health Professions, at Lisa.Stephens1@marist.edu or 575-3000, extension 2280.