Several articulated bachelor's degree/graduate degree programs are offered jointly by the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. The purpose of these joint articulated programs is to permit integration of basic medical sciences into advanced natural science courses in preparing students for the clinical portion of their professional education. These extremely competitive programs, for specially selected students, include a seven- or eight-year B.A./M.D. program of study taken at SAS and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, a seven-year B.A./M.D. program of study taken at SAS and New Jersey Medical School, a seven-year B.A./D.M.D. program of study taken at SAS and Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, and a six-year B.A./M.S. Physician Assistant program offered jointly by SAS and the School of Health Professions. For details see the Life Sciences section of this catalog, or contact the Health Professions Office.