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Recommended Majors

Medical schools do not require a specific undergraduate major. Most premedical curricula have specific course requirements in biology, chemistry and physics. Successful applicants have majored in biology, chemistry, and physics. Successful applicants have also majored in art, English and religion while satisfying the science coursework requirements during their undergraduate years. It should be noted, however, that the technical practice of medicine is primarily a scientific endeavor. Students in the premedical program that do not have a science major should plan on at least 50 semester credit hours in biology, chemistry, math and physics. Merely fulfilling the required courses in the sciences is usually not sufficient. Additional courses in biochemistry, developmental and molecular biology, genetics, and physiology are recommended, regardless of the student's major.