4+1 Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s degrees are a great way to save time and money and also enhance your career opportunities. Receive your Master’s degree in as little as one year. Eligible students take 12 graduate credits which is applied to both the undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Manhattanville’s School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) offer two tracks for full-time undergraduates who wish to combine an undergraduate Biology degree with a Biomedical Sciences degree at the graduate level.
The following 4+1 degree programs are available:
BA Biology + MS Biomedical Sciences
BS Biology + MS Biomedical Sciences
Our Biology degree programs incorporate real-world experience through work in state-of-the-art research labs on campus, an experiential learning project which may include novel research, and in many cases, opportunities for off-campus internships. Backed by a personalized curriculum and hands-on research experience, Manhattanville biology majors receive invaluable preparation for careers in fields related to biology or for pursuing dental school, medical school, or graduate programs for physical therapy or physicians’ assistantship.
Students must have at least 75 earned credits to be accepted into the program. Candidates need an overall GPA of at least 3.3, have taken coursework to provide a strong foundation of biological science knowledge, and have at least one recommendation from Manhattanville faculty attesting to the student’s preparedness for graduate level study.
All students in the dual degree program must complete BIO1001 and BIO1002 (Principles of Biology), along with CHM1001-1004 (Principles of Chemistry) as they are prerequisites for other biology courses. Students must earn a B or better in all biology and chemistry coursework to continue in the program and may take no more than one 5000 level biology course in the first two semesters of their participation in the program. Students may subsequently take up to two 5000 level biology courses per semester.
Courses which may count toward both degrees are any 5000 level Biology or Chemistry course are described in the college graduate catalog under M.S. Biomedical Sciences, and include courses such as (but not limited to):
Biochemistry majors preparing for medical school, dental school, and other advanced health science professions can enroll in Manhattanville’s Pre-Health program. Through one-on-one advising, the Pre-Health pathway ensures you take essential courses and prepare for graduate school entrance exams, interviews, and the application process.
Adding a minor to your Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree broadens your perspective and adds depth to your skillset. Science minors that could complement your biochemical education include: