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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Livingston College Programs of Study Other Academic Programs Physician Assistant Program B.A./M.S. (3 + 3 Program)  

Physician Assistant Program B.A./M.S. (3 + 3 Program)

A jointly-sponsored B.A./M.S. degree program is offered by Livingston College and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's School of Allied Health Professions. This six-year program includes three years of undergraduate liberal arts and basic science education. Students spend their first three years doing undergraduate liberal arts and basic science education, majoring in biological sciences. Their last three years are spent in the professional graduate program.

Students may apply to the professional program in the spring of their second year. Applicants must have an overall grade-point average of 3.0. In cases where individuals may show high potential by improved performance, exceptions to this requirement may be considered. The application process includes an interview. All applications must be received by June 1st and final notices of acceptance will be made by August 1st. Acceptance into the program is contingent upon maintaining a 3.0 grade-point average through the end of the third undergraduate year, and upon fulfilling all requirements for the undergraduate degree before the beginning of the fourth year.

Students accepted into the professional program will begin this phase at the beginning of their senior year. At the end of the senior year, these students will receive a bachelor of arts degree conferred by Rutgers University. After completing the remaining two years of the Physician Assistant Program, graduates receive a master of science degree awarded by UMDNJ. Please note that acceptance by Livingston College does not guarantee acceptance by the PA Program. For more details concerning the undergraduate portion of the program, please contact the Livingston College Office of the Dean (732/445-4085). For additional information on the required curriculum and the application process, contact the Physician Assistant program at UMDNJ (732/235-4445).

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