A successful candidate to a clinical professional program must demonstrate academic excellence, successful performance on the MCAT, DAT, OAT or GRE, have meaningful shadowing experiences, and be involved in service and campus activities. Students are also highly encouraged to pursue a meaningful research experience. What is the best major for Pre-Health? There is no best major.
You must take the following King’s College courses to satisfy the requirements for Pre-Med or Pre-Dental. Professional programs for other clinical careers will vary with respect to their pre-requisites, but these courses often provide a good foundation for any pre-health profession.
(* pre-med only):
Biology: 3 semesters with labs (BIO 113, BIO 210, BIO 213)
Chemistry: 4 semesters with labs (CHEM 113, CHEM 114, CHEM 241, CHEM 242)
Physics: 2 semesters with labs (PHYS 111, PHYS 112)
Calculus (MATH 125) or another college MATH course if you took calculus in high school
English: 2 semesters (CORE 16x, CORE 110)
Biochemistry (BIO 353), Bio224 is NOT a pre-health course
Psychology* (Intro Psych)
Sociology* (Intro Soc)
As long as you satisfy these criteria, you can major in any subject. We suggest you select a major that you find interesting. While many Pre-Health students do opt for majors in Biology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, and Chemistry, we have students who successfully complete the pre-health requirements while pursuing a wide variety of majors.
If you choose to adopt a second major or minor, choose a subject that complements (but does NOT overlap) your current major.