Can I major in Psychology and become a Pediatrician?
I am a Senior High school and I am super excited about working with patients. however I am having trouble figuring out if a Psychology major can become a Pediatrician. And I'm afraid if there will be a problem in the future. Please help meeeeee!!! #psychologymajor #pediatrician #premed
Mary Magdalene’s Answer
You have been given some excellent advice! As a psychology professor and mentor, I will advise you further. Medical school requires many prerequisite courses like biology, chemistry, physics, anatomy and physiology, etc. It would be wise to follow Oia's excellent advice and speak to a well-trained advisor about the best steps to prepare for medical school. Obtaining a minor in psychology or a double major could be a very viable option. But I ask this question: why psychology?
You see, you can gain lots of insight into psychology by taking psychology classes as your electives for your major in pre-medicine. This could prevent you from spending an additional year or so in school completing an additional major.
Best of luck to you!
Professor Galloway, ABD
Mary Magdalene recommends the following next steps:
- Check course requirements for medical school
- Check if your undergraduate degree will offer various psychology courses as electives