Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2014-35
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Eduardo Pagan, Chair
Date of First Reading: November 4, 2013
Date of Second Reading: December 2, 2013
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Health Solutions– for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – BS in Medical Studies
Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the College of Health Solutions – for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – BS in Medical Studies
Rationale: The Bachelor of Science in Medical Studies is an interdisciplinary program exploring the various facets of medical studies to include sciences, social sciences, humanities, statistics and other disciplines as they relate to health, health care, and complementary fields. Students will be academically prepared and provided a well-rounded foundation needed for many career paths: medicine, dentistry, medical administration, health care policy, health care industry (e. g., product development, insurance providers), health advocacy, medical academics, allied health, patient support services, health information, or business development within a health/medical setting. The coursework will be interdisciplinary to adapt to the changes in the MCAT and medical education in general, while allowing students to explore various facets of what constitutes medical studies.