Prospective medical students are urged by college and medical educators to pursue a degree program in college. Indeed, the majority of students entering medical college have completed four years of college work and the bachelor’s degree.
College course requirements for medical school admission are purposely kept at a minimum by the medical colleges in order to allow latitude for developing individualized undergraduate programs of study. Generally, students major in a science, but a college major in any other area is acceptable as long as certain science courses necessary for good progress in the professional school are taken.
Information regarding medical school admissions requirements may be obtained from advisors in the Department of Biology and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.