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Medical Sciences Baccalaureate Program

B.S. in Medical Sciences

The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine launched the Medical Sciences major in fall 2015 and will welcome its first graduating class in spring 2018.

Learn more about our students here!



The Medical Sciences major is an innovative pathway within the College of Medicine that will provide students with integrated academic, experiential, and mentored opportunities to prepare them for advanced training in medicine and biomedical sciences. In addition to taking courses that are required for the major, students will choose from a broad range of elective courses. Consultation with an academic advisor will allow the student to generate an Individual Development Plan (IDP) that best meets their career objectives. Students may also petition the major’s curriculum committee to select a course outside of those listed here for valid educational reasons.

A list of undergraduate courses offered in the College of Medicine can be found here.

During their first two years, students in this program will participate in Learning Communities, which develop a sense of camaraderie while students are taking the majority of their classes on west campus. 

For their capstone experience in the senior year, students will select either the Health & Community: Service-Learning track or the Biomedical Research track.

View the sample 4-year curriculum (PDF) for students in the Medical Sciences major. Individual students' sequences and electives will vary. 

Learn more about the role of experiential learning in the curriculum, including research, service learning, and international opportunities.



We are committed to attracting excellent students from across the nation and the world who come together on campus to form a community of scholars. Because we keep cohorts small in size for a more supportive and in-depth experience, admission to the program is quite selective. Understanding that the college admissions journey is often both exciting and somewhat taxing, we strive to maintain personal contact with you and your family throughout the process.

High School Students

Admission to the Medical Sciences Program is competitive. Students admitted to the Medical Sciences major are expected to have:

  • ACT composite score of 29 or higher*
  • SAT composite score of 1360 or higher (critical reading and math combined)*
  • High school GPA of at least 3.5 (unweighted) or 3.7 (weighted)*
  • Involvement in extracurricular activities

*Meeting the above academic standards does not guarantee admission

With the above in mind, we pay very close attention to co-curricular activities as well as the personal statement and essay that is submitted as part of the application for admission to the University of Cincinnati. Applications are reviewed holistically keeping all of these aspects in mind.

Students seeking freshman admission to Medical Sciences should apply via UC's central admissions portalThe deadline to apply for the Medical Sciences major is December 1. 

Financial Aid

Students may apply for the University Honors Program and the Cincinnatus Scholarship. Financial aid to each student is reviewed annually and renewed based on satisfactory progress. For more information, visit UC's Student Financial Aid website.

Transition Students

Medical Sciences accepts transition students from other UC colleges on a case-by-case basis, often dependent on seats becoming available in a cohort. Students transitioning into Medical Sciences as juniors can expect to take an additional year to complete the major. Students must have a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA from UC, although meeting this GPA requirement does not guarantee admission into the major. Students should expect to meet with Medical Sciences staff before an admissions decision is made.

Transfer Students

The Medical Sciences major accepts transfer students on a case-by-case basis. Students are required to apply through UC's transfer admissions portal. Students can expect to meet with Medical Sciences staff before an admissions decision is made.

Transfer students must meet University transfer requirements as well as a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA from a college or university. Please note that meeting these academic standards does not guarantee admission.


Visit UC!

Schedule a campus visit including a general UC presentation, a walking tour of campus, and a Close-Up session with representatives from the Medical Sciences Baccalaureate Program

Unable to Come to Campus?

Take a virtual walking tour of both main campus and the medical campus