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Undergraduate Minor in Medical Sciences

The Medical Sciences minor is a selective program based at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and is taught by the faculty at these institutions. It is intended to provide students who major in any discipline outside the College of Medicine with a broad but rigorous foundation in both the scientific and clinical aspects of medicine and medical research.

The curriculum for the minor includes challenging courses to engage students interested in the health professions and biomedical sciences. Progress toward the minor is tracked via degree audits and successful completion of the minor is documented on your UC transcript. Several of our graduates have gone on to top medical schools across the nation. 


To declare the Minor in Medical Sciences in the College of Medicine, students are required to complete the online form.

At the time of application submission, students must:

  • have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above; AND
  • have at least one (1) semester of Organic Chemistry with lab (CHEM 2040, CHEM 2040L) completed with a grade of a solid "C" or higher.

Questions may be directed to us at or (513) 558-7650


The Medical Sciences minor requires a total of eighteen (18) credits. At least fifteen (15) of those credits must be approved College of Medicine courses. The remaining credits may be approved College of Medicine courses or approved non-College of Medicine science courses. Students must receive a grade of "C" or better in all minor courses.

View a list of approved minor courses

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Medical Sciences 
Baccalaureate Program

Medical Sciences Building
231 Albert Sabin Way
PO Box 670552
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0552

Mail Location: 0552
Phone: 513-558-7650