BS in Medicine

Bachelor of Science in Medicine

Available in the fall of 2022

Have you thought about helping others through clinical care or research? Unlock a career in health care with a BS in Medicine!

The Bachelor of Science in Medicine is a four-year degree program designed and delivered as a collaboration between medical care professionals, basic scientists, and humanists, with focus on clinical reasoning and case-based learning.  Many classes are taught by practicing physicians and medical scientists.

The BS in Medicine major allows students to choose an emphasis in one of the following areas:

  • Basic Medical Sciences
  • Integrative and Practice-Focused Medicine
  • Medicine and Society
  • Medical Technology

The program covers unique topics using teaching techniques including clinical case analysis, hands-on learning through simulation, and traditional lectures to explore a variety of topics including what it is to be a healthcare professional; medical ethics; professionalism; health care delivery to improve quality care; advanced anatomical, biochemical, neurological, and physiological science; pathology of disease; mechanisms of treatment; and integrative therapies. For more detail, see the Four-Year Curriculum Plan.

Completion of the BS in Medicine prepares students who wish to pursue certain health care careers or who may wish to continue their education by pursuing graduate programs such as medical school*, physician assistant school, physical therapy doctoral programs, dental school, postgraduate clinical research programs, or other specialized professional programs in health care or health sciences. 

While the BS in Medicine is excellent preparation for a career in health care or graduate education, it does not allow one to practice medicine, nor does it guarantee admission into medical school.

For more information about the BS in Medicine, please email bsmedicine@arizona.edu

*Students interested in attending medical school or other postgraduate education, or pursuing certain health care careers should become familiar with the specific requirements for admissions testing, school or program admissions, or employment. For example, students pursuing the BS in Medicine may need to electively take college-level physics, a class that is not included in the BS in Medicine curriculum, but which is a subject tested on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and which is a prerequisite for admission to some medical schools. Talk to your academic or career advisor for more information.