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Medical Sciences Baccalaureate Program

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Medical Sciences

The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine launched the Medical Sciences major in fall 2015 and celebrated its first graduating class in spring 2018. Learn more about our students' achievements


Curriculum

Medical Sciences is an innovative major within the College of Medicine that provides students with integrated academic, experiential, and mentored opportunities to prepare them for advanced training in medicine, biomedical sciences and other health professions. In addition to taking courses that are required for the major, students choose from a broad range of elective courses. In consultation with an academic advisor, each student creates an academic plan that best meets their career interests. 

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A general 4-year academic plan can be found below. Please note that depending on advanced credit, career plans, and interests, individual students' sequences and electives will vary.  Electives options could include psychology, sociology, human anatomy, microbiology, physiology, and/or medical terminology, 

FALL SEMESTER (U1)

  • Biology (3 cr) 
  • Biology Lab (1 cr)
  • General Chemistry (4 cr) 
  • General Chemistry Lab (1 cr)
  • Applied Calculus (3 cr) 
  • Seminar (1 cr)
  • Learning Community (0 cr) 
  • English Composition OR Exploring Health Professions (3 cr) 

Total: 16 credits


SPRING SEMESTER (U1)

  • Biology (3 cr) 
  • Biology Lab (1 cr)
  • General Chemistry (4 cr) 
  • General Chemistry Lab (1 cr)
  • English Composition OR Exploring Health Professions (3 cr)
  • History of Medicine/Technology (3 cr) 
  • Biomedical Lab Techniques (1 cr) *some complete this in Fall Semester U2*
  • Seminar (1 cr)
  • Learning Community (0 cr)

Total: 16-17 credits


FALL SEMESTER (U2)

  • Organic Chemistry (4 cr)
  • Organic Chemistry Lab (1 cr)
  • Intermediate English (3 cr) 
  • General Physics (4 cr)
  • Seminar (0 cr)
  • Free elective (3 cr)
  • Biomedical Lab Techniques (1 cr) *if not completed Spring Semester U1*

Total: 15-16 credits


SPRING SEMESTER (U2)

  • Organic Chemistry (4 cr)
  • Organic Chemistry Lab (1 cr)
  • General Physics (4 cr)
  • Seminar (0 cr)
  • Gen Ed elective (3 cr) 
  • Free elective (3 cr) 

Total: 15 credits


FALL SEMESTER (U3)

  • Seminar (0 cr)
  • Biochemistry (3 cr)
  • Molecular Genetics (3 cr)
  • Major Elective (3 cr)
  • Gen Ed Elective (3 cr) 
  • Free Elective (3 cr)

Total: 15 credits


SPRING SEMESTER (U3)

  • Seminar (0 cr)
  • Statistics and Experimental Design (3 cr)
  • Major Elective (3 cr)
  • Major Elective (3 cr)
  • Free Elective (3 cr) 
  • Free Elective (3 cr)

Total: 15 credits


FALL SEMESTER (U4)

  • Journal Club (1 cr)
  • Capstone (3 cr) 
  • Major Elective (4 cr)
  • Major Elective (3 cr)
  • Free Elective (3 cr)

Total: 14 credits

SPRING SEMESTER (U4)

  • Journal Club (1 cr)
  • Capstone (3 cr) 
  • Major Elective (3 cr)
  • Major Elective (3 cr)
  • Major Elective (3 cr)
  • Free Elective (3 cr)

Total: 16 credits


Minors and Certificates

Medical Sciences students are pursuing minors/certificates in the College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS), the College of Design, Architecture, Art, & Planning (DAAP), the College of Education, Criminal Justice, & Human Services (CECH), the Lindner College of Business (LCB), and the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences (A&S).  Below, is a list of just some of the minor/certificate programs available.  For a full list, please click here.  

Medical Sciences students after their RaMP research presentations

"The Medical Sciences Program recognizes the importance of putting what is learned into action, and provides students with an abundance of opportunities to translate academic knowledge into creative solutions to real-life issues.”

Sarah, class of 2019




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