Distinctions & Opportunities

Opportunities Outside the College

School of Medicine

The Medical Sciences Program offers a variety of courses that help prepare students for graduate study and careers in fields such as allied health, exercise science, medicine, dentistry, optometry and nursing. The courses offered are not required for entrance into medical school but are required for admittance to other professional schools.

For more information, please contact the Medical Sciences Office, Jordan Hall 104, (812) 855-0616, or visit the website at www.bloomington.medicine.iu.edu. Academic counseling information may be obtained from the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Jordan Hall 010A, (812) 855-7723.

Minor in Medical Sciences

Students earning a Bachelor's degree from the College of Arts and Sciences may obtain a minor from the School of Medicine. An overall GPA of at least 2.700 is required in coursework toward the minor.

Note: The following requirements apply to minors offered and transcripted by the College:

  1. any course in which the student receives a grade below C- cannot be used to fulfill a minor requirement;
  2. students must complete at least 9 credit hours in the minor on the Bloomington campus;
  3. students must complete at least 9 credit hours at the 300–400 level.

College of Arts and Sciences students must complete at least 19 credit hours (16 for non–College of Arts and Sciences students) to include:

  1. ANAT-A 215 (5 cr.) or BIOL-N 216 (offered at IUPUI)
  2. PHSL-P 215 (5 cr.) or BIOL-N 217 (offered at IUPUI);
  3. An additional 9 credit hours from the following 300–400 level electives:
    • ANAT-A 464 Human Tissue Biology (4 cr.)
    • ANAT-A 480 Human Anatomy for Medical Imaging (4 cr.)
    • MSCI-M 300 Topics in Medical Sciences (3–6 cr., repeatable with a different topic)
    • MSCI-M 375 Human Parasitology (4 cr.) OR BIOL-M 375 Human Parasitology (4 cr.)
    • MSCI-M 440 Health Care in America (3 cr.)
    • MSCI-M 450 Undergraduate Research in Biomedical Sciences (1–3 cr., a maximum of 3 credit hours may be applied to the minor.)
    • MSCI-M 470 Mechanisms of Human Disease (3 cr.)
    • MSCI-M 480 Molecular Biology of Cancer: Cell Signaling and Fate (3 cr.)
    • MSCI-M 485 Physiology of Human Disease (4 cr.)
    • MSCI-M 490 Special Topics in Biomedical Sciences (a maximum of 3 credits may be included in the minor) 
    • PHSL-P 416 Comparative Animal Physiology (3 cr.)
    • PHYS-P 314 Introduction to Medical Physics (3 cr.)
Note about Courses

Although a Bachelor's degree is not offered in either anatomy or physiology, the courses listed above are undergraduate courses offered under the auspices of the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences Program. All courses are offered on the Bloomington campus, unless otherwise specified. Note that all MSCI courses are listed in the Schedule of Classes under "Medical Sciences," while ANAT courses are listed under the header "Anatomy" and PHSL courses are listed under "Physiology." Students should also see the entry for "Biology" in this Bulletin.