Pre-health students can major in any undergraduate subject. However, pre-health students must plan their curriculum carefully to assure that it (1) meets the requirements for their major, (2) meets the requirements for application to medical or health professional school, and (3) gives them the opportunity to prepare for admissions tests. Designing a course of study that meets these three criteria is a detail-oriented process and demands careful attention.

Typical requirements for medical and other health professional schools are provided here. While this information will give you a starting point for planning, the requirements for different schools vary significantly and students need to learn the specific requirements of schools and programs to which they might apply. Since most students attend medical school or health professional school in their home state, it is advised that students familiarize themselves with the requirements of their “in-state” schools first.

Guide to Pre-Health Courses at Kenyon (PDF)