B.S. in Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
|Seven-year Program (with Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, St. Kitts))|
This accelerated, combined degree program provides qualified students the opportunity to complete a baccalaureate degree and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) degree in seven years, one year less than the normal span of eight years. The bachelor’s degree (B.S. in biology) is awarded by Fairleigh Dickinson University and the doctoral degree (D.V.M.) by Ross University. English is the teaching language.
Students are admitted to FDU as incoming freshmen or qualified transfer students. They may apply for the B.S. degree upon successful completion of six semesters at FDU, including the courses listed below, and the first year of study (three semesters) at Ross University. A maximum of 32 credits from Ross University may be transferred toward completion of the B.S. degree at FDU.
The program prepares students interested in pursuing a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree to become successful veterinarians in the United States. The program is an accelerated program which takes a little more than three years. The last three semesters are spent on the campus of one of the U.S. veterinary schools affiliated with Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. The U.S. Department of Education has certified Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine as an eligible institution for the Title IV U.S. Federal Family Education Loan program.
Web site: http://www.rossu.edu/vet/
|Admission to the Combined Degree Program|
High school seniors with a combined SAT score of 1170 and higher and ranking in the top 25 percent of their class or qualified students who have completed their first year of college study with a grade point ratio (GPR) of 3.25 or higher may apply for admission to the combined degree program.
All applicants for admission to the combined degree program must satisfy secondary school preparation in English, mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics. The high school grade point average and rank in class, along with letters of recommendation from high school teachers, will be of primary importance in evaluating applicants’ credentials.
Applicants are required to submit scores in the verbal and mathematical components of the SAT. After preliminary screening of the applications by the FDU Office of Admissions, qualified applicants will be invited for an interview with the FDU/Ross University Joint Admissions Committee.
|Combined Degree Program Requirements|
While enrolled at FDU, students are required to follow the accelerated preprofessional curriculum in biology and are expected to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point ratio (CGPR) of 3.25 or higher in all course work and a minimum of 3.00 in prerequisite courses required by Ross University.
Qualifying for Enrollment at Ross University
Qualified students enrolled in the combined degree program will be guaranteed a seat at Ross University for training in veterinary medicine. To qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
|Under the provisions of the preveterinary program, students matriculate in either University College: Arts • Sciences • Professional Studies, Metropolitan Campus, for a minimum of 96 credits of course work leading to the B.S. in biology (preprofessional option). The curriculum is as follows:|
|1st Semester||(18 credits)|
BIOL1251/BIOL1253 General Biology I and Lab
|2nd Semester||(18 credits)|
|3rd Semester||(16 credits)|
|4th Semester||(15 credits)|
|5th Semester||(16 credits)|
|6th semester||(16 credits)|