Combined Bachelor/Master of Science in Acupuncture/Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Students who have completed at least two years at the undergraduate level (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) have the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s degree in combination with either the Master of Science in Acupuncture (MSA) or the Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAOM). Master’s program prerequisites must also be met prior to matriculation. The bachelor’s degree is awarded at the time of graduation from the master’s program.

Combined Bachelor's Master's Program Prerequisites

Prerequisites for Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Acupuncture (BS/MSA) or Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (BS/MSAOM)

Entering undergraduates must have earned at least a 2.75 cumulative grade point average, with a grade of C or better in all basic proficiency and science requirement courses. Prior to enrolling, students must have completed 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits), including a minimum number of credits in basic proficiency, science and general education categories. Surplus credits not used to satisfy basic proficiency or science requirements may be applied to the appropriate general education requirements. Note that students may apply to the program while completing prerequisite coursework.

Students entering the BS/MS program as undergraduates are required to maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA for the first year of their studies, regardless of credits. Starting with the second academic year, students are required to maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. Please see the Academic Status and Graduation Requirements in the Master's Program section for additional information on grading.

Basic Proficiency and Science Requirements
English Literature or Composition 9 quarter credits
Intermediate Algebra1 1 course
General Psychology 3 quarter credits
General Chemistry (allied-health level with lab)2 4 quarter credits
General Cell Biology (allied-health level with lab)3 4 quarter credits
General Physics (allied-health level) 3 quarter credits
1Intermediate algebra is not college level, and the credits will not transfer in toward degree completion.

2Allied-health level class that covers inorganic chemistry and includes a lab component. Intended for students in allied-health majors.

Science classes must have been taken within seven years of entering the program. if not, additional course work may be required after the admissions committee review. 
General Education Requirements
Natural Sciences   9 quarter credits
Arts and Humanities 15 quarter credits
Social Sciences 15 quarter credits
Public Speaking  3 quarter credits
Electives1 25 quarter credits

1The number of elective credits may vary depending upon the exact number of quarter credits earned in the other prerequisite categories. Total prerequisite credits must equal at least 90 quarter credits.