Bachelor of Science in Premedical and Health Studies: Osteopathic Medicine Pathway (BS/DO)

with A.T. Still University 

Location: Boston
Start Term: Fall

As an osteopathic physician, you take a comprehensive approach to healthcare, encompassing the mind, body and spirit of the patient. This program allows you to begin your education focused on your career goals, so you’ll be well prepared to start treating patients on the first day of your new career.

In this professional pathway, you have the opportunity to earn a combined Bachelor of Science in Premedical and Health Studies from MCPHS and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) from A.T. Still University (ATSU) in Kirksville, Missouri, in eight years. During four years At MCPHS, you’ll receive a challenging baccalaureate curriculum that prepares you for professional study. You’ll spend the next four years ATSU to complete the professional education required for the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree.

Freshman applicants can view their admission requirements on the Undergraduate Applicants page.

Our agreements with partnering institutions require that students complete all of their coursework at MCPHS. For that reason, we are unable to accept transfer students into this pathway program. 

Year I-Fall

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

BIO 150L

Biology I Laboratory

1

BIO 151

Biology I: Cell and Molecular Biology

3

CHE 131

Chemical Principles I (w/ lab)

4

FYS 101

Introduction to the Major

1

LIB 111

Expository Writing I

3

MAT 151

Calculus I

3

TOTAL


15

Year I-Spring

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

BIO 152

Biology II: Biology of Organisms (w/ lab)

4

CHE 132

Chemical Principles II (w/ lab)

4

LIB 112

Expository Writing II

3

LIB 120 or LIB 133

Introduction to Psychology or American Culture, Identity, and Public Life

3

MAT 152

Calculus II

3

TOTAL


17

If LIB 120 is completed in Year I Spring, then you will have the following Year II schedule.

Year II-Fall

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

CHE 231

Organic Chemistry I (w/ lab)

4

LIB 133

American Culture, Identity, and Public Life

3

LIB 205

Health Professions Orientation Seminar

1

MAT 261

Statistics

3

BEH

Behavioral Sciences* Elective #1

3

HUM

Humanities Elective

3

TOTAL


17

Year II-Spring

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

BIO 255

Medical Microbiology (w/ lab)

4

CHE 232

Organic Chemistry II

3

CHE 234L

Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

1

LIB 220

Introduction to Interpersonal Communication for Health Professionals

3

SSC 230

Cultural Anthropology

3

TOTAL


14

If LIB 133 is completed in Year I spring, then you will have the following Year II schedule.

Year II-Fall

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

CHE 231

Organic Chemistry I (w/ lab)

4

LIB 120

Introduction to Psychology

3

LIB 205

Health Professions Orientation Seminar

1

MAT 261

Statistics

3

SSC 230

Cultural Anthropology

3

TOTAL


14

Year II-Spring

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

BEH

Behavioral Sciences* Elective #1

3

BIO 255

Medical Microbiology (w/ lab)

4

CHE 232

Organic Chemistry II

3

CHE 234L

Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

1

LIB 220

Introduction to Interpersonal Communication for Health Professionals

3

HUM

Humanities Elective

3

TOTAL


17

*BEH elective choices for PMHS majors include: (BEH 250) Health Psychology; (BEH 405) Mind/Body Medicine; (BEH 260) Behavioral Health; (BEH 341) Biological Psychology; (BEH 454) Stress & Illness; (BEH 351) Social Psychology; (BEH 352) Human Development Through the Life Cycle

Year III-Fall

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

BEH

Behavioral Sciences Elective #2

3

BIO 346

Applied Concepts in Public Health

3

BIO 360

Cellular Biochemistry

4

BIO

Advanced Biology*** Elective #1

3

PHY 270 or PHY 280**

Foundations of Physics I or Physics I (w/lab)

3 or 4

PHY 272L (if PHY 270)

Foundations of Physics I Laboratory

1 or 0

TOTAL


17

Year III-Spring

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

LIB 512

Healthcare Ethics

3


Liberal Arts elective****

3

PHY 274 or PHY 284

Foundations of Physics II (w/ lab) or Physics II (w/ lab)

4

SSC 495

Evolution of the Health Professions

3

BIO

Advanced Biology*** Elective #2

 

3

TOTAL


16

**PHY 280/284 is meant for students who will be taking professional school entrance exams such as the MCAT, DAT, GRE or OAT.

***Advanced Bio Electives include: (BIO 434) Immunology; (BIO 332) Genetics; (BIO 405) Plagues of the Past, Present & Future; (BIO 430) Molecular Biology of Cancer; (BIO 455) Advanced Microbiology (w/ lab); (PSB 328/329) Physiology/Pathophysiology I & II; (BIO 450) Cell Biology; (BIO 351/352) Advanced Anatomy & Physiology I & II with labs; (BIO 3xx) Applied Human Physiology; or approved COF upper level BIO course

****Liberal Arts elective can be in any 3 semester hour courses in the following areas: BEH, HUM, SCC, language or communication courses.

Year IV-Fall

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

HUM

Humanities Elective

3


General Electives

12

TOTAL


15

Year IV-Spring

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

LIB 480

Premedical and Health Studies Capstone Seminar

3


General Electives

9

TOTAL


12

Total credits to complete degree requirements: 123 s.h.