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The Podiatry Program is an articulated program coordinated between Felician and the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in Manhattan providing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Felician and a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from NYCPM.

A Podiatrist is able to prevent, diagnose, and treat disorders of the foot and ankle. The foot is often the first area to manifest symptoms of serious conditions, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and the podiatrist is often the first to detect symptoms of these disorders and thus becomes a vital member of the healthcare team.

Students in the podiatry program spend about three years at Felician University completing 96 credits in the pre-professional component (47 credits in the General Education and the Core Curriculum, and 49 credits in the required pre-professional Core). Students must complete their coursework at Felician University with a 3.000 GPA and earn minimum of “C” in all required science courses.

Students can apply to the New York University of Podiatric Medicine one year prior to their desired term of entry into the Podiatry program. Upon successful completion of their first year of courses at the New York University of Podiatric Medicine, Felician University will award the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Upon completion of the remainder of the required coursework (approximately three additional years), the New York University of Podiatric Medicine will award the degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM).

Degree Requirements

All students must:
  1. Attain MCAT scores at least equal to NYCPM’s current minimum
  2. Secure a satisfactory evaluation in a personal interview; and
  3. Submit three favorable letters of recommendation.
  4. Maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.000 and a minimum grade of “C” in all math and science courses

Note: The minimal satisfaction of entrance requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the professional portion of the program. The final decision for acceptance rests with the professional school.

Course Requirements (96 Credits) At Felician University

(Revised: May 2012)



Core Curriculum (12 credits)

CORE 200Culture and Diversity3
CORE 250Applied Ethical Reasoning3
CORE 300Journey to Selfhood3
CORE 400Franciscan Vision3

General Education Requirements (35 credits)

ENG 101Writing the
University Essay
ENG 102Introduction to the Study of Literature3
BIO 202*Microbiology4
RELS___Religious Studies Elective (100 or 200 level)3
RELS___Religious Studies Elective (300 or 400 level)3
_____Social/Behavioral Sci. Elective (HIST, ECON, PSYC, PSCI, SOC)3
MATH 161Precalculus4
CIS 101/103Introduction to Information Systems4
 Introduction to Advanced Computer Applications3
ART/MUS___Creative Arts Elective3
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3
FYE 100* Freshmen Year Experience I1
FYE 101* Freshmen Year Experience II1

Required Pre-Professional Core (49 credits)

BIO 103General Biology I4
BIO 104General Biology II4
BIO 205Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 206Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIO 405Genetics4
CHEM 103General Chemistry I5
CHEM 104General Chemistry II5
CHEM 201Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 202Organic Chemistry II4
PHYS 103General Physics I4
PHYS 104General Physics II4
MATH 122Statistics I3

* FYE is for full-time, first-time freshmen

Recommended semester-by-semester course sequence (4-year plan)

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