Medical Studies (Minor)

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Are you interested in health and health care? Broaden your opportunities with a minor in medical studies. This provides an introduction to clinical medicine though it does not take the place of pre-med academic preparation for those who plan to apply to medical school.

The minor program in medical studies focuses on preparing students for work in clinical medicine, to include both direct and indirect patient care.

Students take coursework in historical aspects of medicine and in the impact of violence upon health, in health disparities, and in leadership and professionalism. Students have the option of selecting an internship course that will enhance application of core concepts.

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Medical Studies (Minor)

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All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program requirements

Students must earn a 'C' or better in courses used for the minor.
Required Courses -- 15 credit hours
Elective Course (choose one course) -- 3 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment requirements

GPA Requirement: 2.00

Incompatible Majors: BS in medical studies; BS in science of health care delivery; BS in health sciences

Other Enrollment Requirements: Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours prior to adding the minor.

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

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