The majority of our pre-medical students major in Chemistry or Biology, but in recent years we have sent students to medical school with majors in Religion, Philosophy, English, and Sociology. In every case, however, they had taken the required courses for medical school and had demonstrated the ability to do well in challenging science courses, usually through a minor in Chemistry and/or Biology.
All medical schools require the following courses:
Individual medical schools may have additional course requirements, such as Calculus.
We recommend that premedical students take Biology 305-306 (Human Physiology I & II) during their sophomore or junior year. You should also take additional upper level science courses, in order to demonstrate that you can succeed in medical school coursework. The following courses are good choices for premedical students:
There are also appropriate electives offered through other departments, including Kinesiology & Health Sciences (KHS), Psychology, and Philosophy.
*For additional details, please see the Biology Dept. website at Georgetown College.