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Pre-Medical Program

Choosing a Major

Medical schools highly recommend you obtain a four-year undergraduate baccalaureate degree. There is no 'pre-med' degree or major, so in addition to your pre-med requirements you must complete a specific major. The different majors are listed in the college catalog. You should select a major in a area that is interesting to you and that you would be willing to use as a backup career should you not be accepted into medical school.

There are only four required science classes for admission to most medical schools. By planning carefully, the pre-medical student can take a major offered by nearly any department on campus and still fulfill these requirements in four years. Science majors are at no distinct advantage when being screened by the admissions committee.

In general, science majors should broaden out in non-science areas, and non-science majors should add some additional science courses beyond the minimum science requirement.