The current course requirements for medical school include: one year each of biological sciences, physics, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and two courses in mathematics (usually a semester of calculus and a course in statistics). Other course requirements in the social sciences and humanities required by the medical schools are usually met by Goucher's liberal arts curriculum. Competitive medical school applicants usually have taken additional science courses. Thus, most students interested in applying to medical school will major in either biology or chemistry, as the overlap between the premed requirements and the science major requirements is substantial. A more comprehensive explanation can be found on the Premedical/Pre-Health Studies page.
Majors planning to apply to medical, dental, or veterinary schools should consult George Delahunty, director of premedical studies, for assistance in program planning.