Medical Studies

The School for the Science of Health Care Delivery offers a concentration in medical studies which 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, health disparities, as well as leadership and professionalism. Students have the option of selecting an internship course that will enhance application of core concepts. The School for the Science of Health Care Delivery serves as a connection between the business of medicine and clinical practice.


  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • This concentration is available beginning Spring 2018.

Required courses (15 credit hours)

HCD 330 Health Care Systems in the U.S. (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 30 hours)

MED 300 Historical and Contemporary Issues in Health (L) (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 30 hours)

MED 417 Impact of Violence on Health (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

MED 445 Science of Helping in Health (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

MED 450 Leadership and Professionalism (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours; Credit is allowed for only HCD 401 or MED 450)

Elective (3 credit hours; choose one course from below)

HCD 303 Global Health Care Systems (G) (3)  (Prerequisite(s): minimum 30 hours)

 IBC 420 Population Health Management (3)

MED 484 Internship (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 3.00 GPA)

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult for verification.






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