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B.S. in Biology/Doctor of Medicine Dual Degree Program

American University of Antigua College of Medicine will offer admission to the educational program leading to the Doctor of Medicine degree to graduates (B.S. in biology) of the College of Saint Elizabeth. The College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE) and the American University of Antigua College of Medicine (AUA) have developed a B.S. / M.D. program for qualified students. Students attend the College of Saint Elizabeth for four years and complete their required prerequisite science and math courses as well as general education course requirements. Following the successful completion of a B.S. in biology at CSE, a student will then attend the American University of Antigua College of Medicine (AUA) for four years and complete training in medicine. A student receives their M.D. at the completion of the program at AUA.

CSE Degree Program Requirements

Admission to Program:

Applicants will be evaluated based on high school record (completion of high school English, mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics), grade point average, satisfactory SAT scores, and high school math/science teacher recommendations.

While enrolled at CSE, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of prerequisite math and science courses in the biology major. A grade of C+ or better is required for BIO111 and BIO113; a grade of C or better in the other prerequisite math and science courses.
  • Students are to maintain a minimum cumulative G.P.A of 3.25 (on a 4.00 scale) or better in the prerequisite math and science courses, and an overall cumulative G.P.A. of 3.5.
  • Completion of all General Education requirements.
  • Completion of B.S. in Biology.

Qualifying for enrollment at AUA:

  • Completion of all prerequisite math and science courses for biology major (as described above) along with the completion of general education courses and all prerequisite courses required for admission to AUA.
  • Required G.P.A as described under CSE requirements.
  • A score of 24 or higher on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).
  • Satisfactory evaluation in a personal interview by AUA interviewer and recommendation for admission by an AUA Admission Officer who has interviewed the applicant in person.
  • A timely and satisfactory formal application.

A complete description of AUA medical program can be found at http://www.usj.edu/academics/schools/school-of-pharmacy/.

Preset Freshmen and Sophomore Pathways

To ensure that students begin and remain on track in terms of graduation and degree requirements, and to maximize student opportunities to add minors or second majors, and therefore increase their options after graduation, the College has designed the Preset Freshmen and Sophomore Pathways.

This curricular sequencing model, which outlines all the courses taken in the first two years, will allow students to complete 75% to 90% of their General Education requirements during just their freshman and sophomore years, as well as all foundational gateway and milestone courses, both in their intended major, and in other complementary majors and minors that they may want to consider.

Students will then be able to focus their junior and senior years almost entirely on their major, as well as on potential minors or second majors.

Simply put, this curricular sequencing model allows students to get the most out of their undergraduate education at CSE.

First Year

Fall Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I Core Classes

6

Pre-Major Gateway Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Spring Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I Core Classes

6

Pre-Major Gateway Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

Second Year

Fall Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I or II Core Classes

4-8

Pre-Major Milestone Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Spring Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element II or III Core Classes

4-8

Pre-Major Milestone Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F