Audiology (Bloomsburg University of PA)

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The Biology Pre-Professional programs provide students with an opportunity to earn a B.S. in Biology from Felician College and a graduate degree from a number of cooperating professional school programs in the following fields:

1. Audiology (Bloomsburg University of PA)
2. Chiropractic (NY Chiropractic College)
3. Occupational Therapy (Sage Graduate School)
4. Physician Assistant (Rutgers-SHRP)
5. Physical Therapy (Rutgers-SHRP)
6. Podiatry (NY College of Podiatric Medicine)

Upon successful completion of their Felician coursework, students will be able to demonstrate competence in scientific reasoning and quantitative analysis, critical thinking, and written communication, as well as proficiency in application of fundamental principles and laboratory methods in biology and chemistry. Students will also demonstrate an understanding of the ethical challenges and responsibilities of applying scientific knowledge, the relationship of Franciscan values to professional practice, and the potential contributions of science-related professions to human welfare and sustainability.

In most of the pre-professional programs, students take three years of required courses at Felician, with their first year of professional school courses counting toward their fourth year for the B.S. (The exception is Occupational Therapy, which requires a four-year sequence of courses at Felician.) An additional 2-3 years at the professional school is needed for the graduate degree (duration depending on whether a Masters or Doctorate is needed).

Students should declare their intention to pursue a specific articulated program as soon as possible within their first year at Felician to ensure proper scheduling of the correct sequence of courses. Note that each program has a GPA requirement for entry into the cooperating professional school, and may have other qualifications as indicated in the individual program requirements summarized below.

In each program, students must achieve a minimum grade of C in all science and math courses.

Audiology Program

The Audiology Program is an articulated program coordinated between Felician College and Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania providing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Felician and a Doctor of Audiology degree from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

An Audiologist is an independent health care practitioner who provides diagnosis, management, treatment, and prevention of disorders of the auditory – vestibular system (hearing and equilibrium).

Students in the audiology program spend about three years at Felician College completing 99 credits in the pre-professional component (50 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 College with a 3.000 GPA and earn a minimum of “C” in all required science courses. Students must apply for admission to their professional coursework to Bloomsburg University one year prior to their desired term of entry. Upon successful completion of their first year of courses at Bloomsburg University, Felician College will award the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Upon completion of the remainder of the coursework (approximately three additional years), Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania will award the degree of Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.).

Degree Requirements
All students must:
1. Maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.000 and a minimum grade of “C” in all math and science courses;
2. Notify Bloomsbury University of Pennsylvania of their intent to pursue the Audiology Program no later than the end of their first year of studies at Felician College;
3. Provide three letters of recommendation;
4. Submit GRE scores, TOEFL scores (for international students), a program application letter; and
5. Participate in an admissions interview.

Course Requirements (99 Credits)

(Revised: May 2012)
Core Curriculum (12 credits)

Section Course Credits
CORE 200 Culture and Diversity 3
CORE 250 Applied Ethical Reasoning 3
CORE 300 Journey to Selfhood 3
CORE 400 Franciscan Vision 3
General Education Requirements (38 credits)
ENG 101 Writing the College Essay 3
ENG 102 Introduction to the Study of Literature 3
BIO 202 Microbiology 4
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 161 Precalculus 4
CIS 101/103 Introduction to Computer Applications 4
  Introduction to Advanced Computer Applications 3
ART/MUS___ Creative Arts Elective 3
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
HIST___ History Elective 3
FYE 100* Freshmen Year Experience I 1
FYE 101* Freshmen Year Experience II 1
Required Pre-Professional Core (49 credits)
BIO 103 General Biology I 4
BIO 104 General Biology II 4
BIO 205 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 206 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO 405 Genetics 4
CHEM 103 General Chemistry I 5
CHEM 104 General Chemistry II 5
CHEM 201 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 360 Biochemistry (OR CHEM 202 Organic Chemistry II) 4
PHYS 103 General Physics I, 4
PHYS 104 General Physics II 4
MATH 122 Statistics I 3

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

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Dr. Alfredo Castro
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Gaby Fahmy
Assistant Professor of Biology

Dr. Barry Goldberg
Assistant Professor of Biology

Dr. Robert Rogers
Associate Professor of Biology

Dr. Wei Shi
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Edward Siden
Associate Professor of Biology

Dr. Marjorie Squires
Associate Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Patrick Weir
Associate Professor of Biology and Chair
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