Dual Degree Program with St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine

A direct entry to a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree with an international focus is available to USciences students through an arrangement with St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine (SGU-SVM).

SGU-SVM, on the island of Grenada in the Caribbean, emphasizes worldwide practice application, community service, and clinical research exposure. The selective, invitation-only program gives strong consideration to students who meet the requirements and are interested in practicing veterinary medicine.

Program Options

Two program options feature either three or four years at USciences followed by four years at SGU-SVM—allowing you to earn both BS and DVM degrees.

3+4 BS/DVM Dual Degree Program

In the accelerated 3+4 program, you’ll first complete three years at USciences as a biology or biomedical sciences major. After finishing your first year at SGU-SVM, you’ll receive your BS degree from USciences. After finishing four years at SGU-SVM, you’ll receive your DVM degree.

4+4 BS/DVM Dual Degree Program

In the 4+4 program, you’ll complete four years at USciences in any major to earn your BS degree. Then, after four years at SGU-SVM, you’ll receive your DVM degree.

Eligibility Requirements

High School Applicants

Highly motivated students in their final year of high school who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Minimum test scores:
    • Old SAT: 1150 (Critical Reading & Math)
    • New SAT: 1220 (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing & Math)
    • ACT: 25 (composite)
  • Minimum high school grade point average of 3.4 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Other evidence of scholarly and professional potential and demonstration of desire to become a veterinarian

Current USciences Students

Current USciences are eligible to apply if there are seats available. Notify your pre-med advisor and apply before the end of your first undergraduate year for the 3+4 program or no later than the end of the spring semester of your second undergraduate year for the 4+4 program.

To apply, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.5 at the time of application
  • No course grade lower than a C
  • Other evidence of scholarly and professional potential and demonstration of desire to become a veterinarian

Program Requirements for Guaranteed Interview

3+4 Dual Degree Program Requirements

You must satisfy the following criteria to qualify for an interview at SGU-SVM:

  • Completion of a minimum of 102 credits of the 127 credits required for the BS in biology or biomedical sciences at USciences
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.5 at the time of application
  • No course grade lower than a C
  • Competitive GRE scores
  • Application to SGU-SVM directly with the endorsement of your pre-health professions advisor
  • Other evidence of scholarly and professional potential and demonstration of desire to become a veterinarian

4+4 Dual Degree Program Requirements

You must satisfy the following criteria to qualify for an interview at SGU-SVM:

  • Fulfill all requirements of your major at USciences
  • Overall GPA of 3.5 at time of application
  • No course grade lower than a C
  • Competitive GRE scores
  • Application directly to SGU-SVM with the endorsement of your pre-health professions advisor
  • Other evidence of scholarly and professional potential and demonstration of desire to become a veterinarian

Contact:

Admission or Application-related Questions:
Admission Office

Phone:

215-596-8810

Email:

admit@usciences.edu

Contact:

Program Information:
Laura A. Mangano, MEd
Associate Director of Pre-Health Professions Advising

Address:

Misher College of Arts and Sciences
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-8753

Email:

l.mangano@usciences.edu