Choosing a Major

Choosing a major is central to an undergraduate student’s identity, and it can sometimes be a difficult choice for pre-health students. You may choose to major in any field of study, provided you also fulfill the admission requirements for the professional schools to which you apply. This requires careful planning, particularly if you are a non-science major. Many freshmen with pre-health aspirations will later elect not to pursue a career in healthcare. Therefore, you should choose a major based upon a strong personal interest with an eye toward the varied career paths for which that major prepares you. Should you decide that a science major best aligns with reaching your goals, we encourage you to enroll in courses in the humanities and fine arts and in the social and behavioral sciences that reflect the interest and accomplishments of a well-educated and well-rounded person. Professional schools understand that an education in the liberal arts complements a candidate’s proficiency in the sciences.