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Minimum requirements: University of Delaware and Sidney Kimmel Medical College and the Kornberg School of Dentistry

 See UD catalog for additional information.

Basic requirements include:

  • Core-Prerequisite Courses (approx. 44 credits)
  • Humanities and Social Sciences (9 credits)
  • Medical/Dental Practica (6 credits)
  • Medical/Dental Scholars Specialization (6 credits from one of 3 areas)
    • Bioethics
    • Administration and Public Policy
    • Nutrition and Health
    • Translational Research
  • Scholarly Work (optional see MDSP Advisor)
  • College and University Requirements
  • Sufficient additional elective credits in order to meet minimum requirements for the degree (124 credits)
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CAS Medical/Dental Curriculum requirements

College of Arts and Sciences Medical/Dental Studies Curriculum for Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies (BALS) Degree

CORE-PREREQUISITES COURSES

(The following are required)

BISC 207 - Introductory Biology I

BISC 208 - Introductory Biology II

BISC 306 - General Physiology

BISC 403 - Genetic and Evolutionary Biology

CHEM 103 - General Chemistry

CHEM 104 - General Chemistry

CHEM 321 - Organic Chemistry & Lab

CHEM 322 - Organic Chemistry & Lab

CHEM214 Elementary Biochemistry and CHEM216 Elementary Biochemistry Laboratory        

Or

CHEM527 Introduction to Biochemistry

MATH221 Calculus I or MATH241 Analytic Geometry and Calculus A

PHYS 201 - Introductory Physics I

PHYS 202 - Introductory Physics II

PSYC 100 - General Psychology

Select one of the following two courses:

     BISC 305 - Cell Physiology

     or

     BISC 401 - Molecular Biology of the Cell

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCE

(9 credits from among the following are required)

ANTH223 Food, Gender and Culture

HIST 382 - History of Western Medicine

HDFS 201 - Life Span Development

HDFS 221 - Child Development

HDFS 270 - Families and Development Disabilities

HDFS 329 - Adolescent Development

HDFS 401 - Foundations of Human Sexuality

HDFS 403 - Concepts in Gerontology

HLTH245 Cultural Awareness for Health and Healthcare

HLTH320 Chronic Illness in America

PSYC 325 - Child Psychology

PSYC 420 - Mental Illness: Historical and Cultural Perspectives

SOCI 311 - Sociology of Health & Illness

SOCI 313 - Mental Health & Well Being

SOCI343 Society, Politics, and Healthcare

SOCI 349 - Aging & Society

NURS414 Women and Gender in Healthcare

WOMS 389 - Topics: Women and Health Issues

MEDICAL/DENTAL PRACTICA

(select 2 of 3 practicum's for 3 credits each - 6 credits total)

ARSC 480 - Issues in Healthcare for Children and Families

ARSC 482 - Issues in Public Health-Economics

HOSP300 Hospitality Healthcare Management

SOCI 410 - Health Services Practicum and Seminar

MEDICAL/DENTAL SCHOLARS SPECIALIZATION

  (a minimum of 6 credit hours in any one of the following three specialization areas are required)

  1. BIOETHICS

    HLTH 241 - Ethical Aspects of Health Care

    or

    PHIL 241 - Ethical Issues in Health Care

    PHIL 202 - Contemporary Moral Problems

    PHIL 203 - Ethics

    PHIL 246 - Philosophical Perspectives of Medicine

    PHIL 313 - Killing and Letting Die

    PHIL 444 - Medical Ethics

    WOMS 389 - Topics: Women and Health Issues

  2. ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

    ACCT 200 - Survey of Accounting

    BUAD 100 - Introduction to Business

    ECON 100 - Economic Issues and Policies

    ECON 390 - Economics of Health Care (ECON 151 is a pre-requisite)

    UAPP 657 - Health Policy (seniors only, ECON 100 or 151 recommended)

  3. NUTRITION AND HEALTH

    There is a significant need for basic knowledge of sound nutrition among future healthcare professionals.  The recognition that nutrition, whether is good or bad, can lead us either on the path to wellness or on the path of disease in critically important.

    REQUIRED:

    NTDT200 Nutrition Concepts

    ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

    BHAN307 Nutritional Anthropology

    GEOG430 Food Geographies & Food Justice

    NTDT250 Introduction to the Nutrition Care Process

    NTDT301- Cultural Perspectives on Food and Nutrition

    NTDT305 Nutrition in the Lifespan

    NTDT310 Nutrition and Activity

    NTDT345 Pediatric Nutrition

    NTDT350 Nutrition and Older Adults

    NTDT410 Overweight and Obesity Prevention and Management

    TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH

    Students participate in projects in basic clinical research under the supervision of faculty at the University of Delaware, A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children or Christiana Care Hospital. Students write and defend a senior thesis at the end of their experiences.

    Research Methods:

    BISC 643 - Biological Data Analysis

    or

    STAT 200 - Basic Statistical Methods

    BISC 451 or UNIV 401 - Senior Thesis

    BISC 452 or UNIV 402 - Senior Thesis

UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

ENGL 110 - Critical Reading and Writing

First Year Experience (FYE)

     Discovery Learning Experience (DLE)

     Multicultural Course (MCC)

Breadth Requirements (C- minimum) 

(Up to 3 credits from each of the University Breadth Requirements categories may be used to simultaneously satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences Breadth Requirements)*

COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS

Foreign Language

***Second Writing Requirement (Taken after completion of 60 credits)

Breadth Requirements (C- minimum) 

In addition to the University Breadth requirement (Minimum of 6 credits each in Groups A, B, C, and D)*1 Up to 3 credits from each of the University Breadth Requirement categories may be used to simultaneously satisfy the College of Arts and Sciences Breadth Requirements.

BALS-MDSP Degree: 124 credits*2

*2 ELECTIVES After required courses are completed, sufficient elective credits must be taken to meet the minimum credit requirement for the degree.

**Completion of the intermediate-level course (107, 112, or 202) in an ancient or modern language with minimum grades of D-.   The number of credits (0-12) need and initial placement will depend on the number of years of high school study of foreign language.  Students with four or more years of high school work in a single foreign language, or who have gained proficiency in a foreign language by other means, may attempt to fulfill the requirement in that language by taking an exemption examination through the Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department.

*** A Second Writing Requirement approved by the College of Arts and Sciences.  This course must be taken after completion of 60 credit hours, with a minimum grade of C-, and the section enrolled must be designated as satisfying the requirement in the academic term completed.

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