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The BS program in medical studies allows students to meet the prerequisites for a variety of health professions programs (medicine or MD programs, dentistry, physician assistant, pharmacy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, optometry and others) and prepares the student for required postgraduate entrance exams, including the revised MCAT.
Students can customize the medical studies degree to meet the prerequisites of the health professions programs for which they intend to apply. Students have the opportunity to learn directly from health care providers, and they can select clinically related internships or electives during their junior year.
This degree program integrates communication, ethics, critical thinking, teamwork and leadership, all of which are essential competencies for members of today's health care team.
Medical Studies (BS)
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
Students graduating from this program are academically prepared, well-rounded and adept in skills for a number of exciting careers in the allied health fields, dentistry or medicine; education; government; health care industries; or nonprofit organizations. Positions could include:
Students are well-prepared to pursue postgraduate health degrees, resulting in a career as a:
Many other career options may be available.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Community Health Workers||14.9%||$34,870|
|Family and General Practitioners||10.2%||$180,180|
|Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other||12%||$73,400|
|Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||8.3%||$79,930|
|Dentists, All Other Specialists||8.5%||$170,110|
|Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians||14.9%||#|
|Preventive Medicine Physicians||14.9%||#|
|Sports Medicine Physicians||14.9%||#|
|Physicians and Surgeons, All Other||14.9%||#|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).