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2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

B.S.-B.A./M.D. Dual-degree Program

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The B.S.-B.A./M.D. dual-degree program is an eight year, combined program. Students admitted into this program pursue a bachelor of science (B.S.) or bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree at Hofstra University. Upon completion of their undergraduate degree, they have the opportunity to pursue a doctor of medicine (M.D.) degree at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.


Entry into this dual-degree program is highly selective. Since a limited number of students will be admitted, only those who demonstrate superior high school achievement and academic aptitude and who apply to Hofstra as first-time, full-time freshmen will be considered.

Applicants are expected to:

  • have scored well on their college entrance exams, demonstrating a minimum of 1350 (Critical Reading and Math sections) SAT or 32 ACT
  • have a minimum 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • have ranked in the top 10 percent of their graduating class (if applicable)

To be considered for the dual degree program, applicants must have a minimum of 18 units of high school credit; a unit represents one year of work in a subject. Within those 18 units, the following must be included:

  • Mathematics 4 units
  • Social science 4 units
  • Chemistry 1 unit
  • Physics 1 unit
  • Biology 1 unit
  • English 4 units
  • Foreign Language 2 units

The Undergraduate Admission Committee will invite applicants who meet the above criteria to submit the supplemental Dual Degree Program application including essay by February 15. After the admissions committee reviews the supplemental application, selected candidates will be invited to interview with members of the Medical School Admissions Committee. Selected candidates will be notified of admission to the dual degree program by April 1st. Applicants not offered admission to the dual degree program will be encouraged to enroll in other undergraduate programs at Hofstra.

Students will be advised by the Center for University Advisement during the undergraduate phase of the dual-degree program.


Matriculation into the Hofstra North Shore- LIJ School of Medicine occurs upon completion of the undergraduate degree provided the student:

  • obtains a total minimum MCAT score of 30 no later than January of his/her senior year, with 9 or better in each section
  • maintains a minimum 3.6 overall GPA and 3.6 science GPA in the undergraduate portion of the curriculum
  • does not repeat a course
  • receives no grades lower than a C
  • satisfies all pre-medical curriculum requirements
  • demonstrates a high level of professional behavior

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