Aug 19, 2022  
2021-2022 University Bulletin 
2021-2022 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Post-Baccalaureate Medical Science Program-BMS

Dominican University’s post-baccalaureate medical science program leads to the Bachelor of Medical Science degree. It is an academic bridge for students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree at a regionally accredited college or university and who intend to pursue a degree in the medical or allied professions. The program consists of a minimum of 34 credit hours to be completed in residence and provides the opportunity to take pre-requisite and/or advanced science courses, depending upon the needs of the student. Research presentations, clinical exposure, and volunteer opportunities are available. The curriculum is customized to each student’s goals through close, ongoing advising, which also includes application assistance, standardized test preparation, and letters of recommendation.  
Following program completion, the student will have earned a second bachelor’s degree, the Bachelor’s of Medical Science (BMS). This degree is suitable for students preparing for any doctoral level graduate program (MD, DO, DMD, DVM) or master’s level graduate program (PA, MSW, MPH, MSN).

In addition to all pre-requisite courses offered through the Rosary College of Arts and Science, there are several BMS courses offered exclusively to students in the post-baccalaureate medical science program. Four courses totaling 10 credit hours are required for BMS degree completion and contribute toward the 34 in-residence hours.