Fisher, Northeast College of Health Sciences Announce 4+3 Program

September 14, 2021

St. John Fisher College and Northeast College of Health Sciences (formerly New York Chiropractic College) have announced a 4+3 program which will allow qualified students majoring in biology at Fisher an opportunity to earn both their undergraduate and doctoral degrees in seven years, while minimizing the cost of their education.

A student works at a microscope.

“This program offers our students an accelerated pathway to pursue undergraduate and doctoral degrees that will prepare them for careers in chiropractic care and is one more way the College can provide access to affordable, transformative educational opportunities for our students,” said Dr. Ann Marie Fallon, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Fisher.

To be considered for the program, students must be enrolled in Fisher’s undergraduate biology program and satisfy Northeast College’s entrance requirements. Students must apply for admission one year in advance of their desired entrance date. Northeast College will automatically award merit scholarships of $1,500 to students with GPAs between 3.0 and 3.4, and $2,500 to those with GPAs above 3.5.

“We are proud to collaborate with St. John Fisher College to cultivate education and leadership opportunities as well as academic excellence,” said Northeast College of Health Sciences President Dr. Michael Mestan. “This partnership strongly reflects our interprofessional nature and we look forward to welcoming Fisher students who want to continue their education, reimagine health and earn their doctorate here at Northeast.” 

Fisher’s president, Dr. Gerard J. Rooney, added that partnerships of this nature align well with the College’s mission of delivering a student-centered education.

“Fisher was founded as a liberal arts institution that develops intellectual skills and curiosity within our students,” Rooney said. “Partnerships such as this allow our students to continue their education seamlessly and to enhance those skills, hone their professional interests, and aptly prepare them for their chosen careers.”