A patient being brought into the UAB ER.When you apply to medical school, all majors are considered equally. You should consider how you can use your major if you later decide not to apply to a medical program. A degree in chemistry gives you many career options, but will also prepare you well for a medical career.

You can learn much more about pre-health programs and find links to many useful pre-medical resources on the CAS Advising website.

Recommended college courses include:
  • General Chemistry (with lab): 8 hours
  • Organic Chemistry (with lab): 8 hours
  • General Biology or Zoology (embryology and genetics are recommended): 8 hours
  • General Physics (with lab): 8 hours
  • Mathematics (may include computer science or statistics): 6 hours
  • English (such as composition and literature): 6 hours