The course work needed to apply to medical, dental, and veterinary schools includes one year of biology, one year of general chemistry, one year of organic chemistry, one year of physics, and one or two semesters of calculus (varies). 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 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.