If you want to be a psychologist you do not need pre-med courses for your bachelor’s degree. However, if you want to be a psychiatrist, and prescribe medication that would be different. A psychologist does not prescribe medication, but a psychiatrist does. You should look into both career options, and what education requirements are needed in order to make the best decision.
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In order to become a licensed clinical psychologist in the united states you do not need to take premed courses. You do, however, need to get a PhD or Psy.D in clinical or counseling psychology, as well as complete a certain amount of clinical hours, to become licensed. Some things you can do to prepare for a PhD program include volunteering in a research lab related to the topic you are most interested in doing your own research in someday, as well as gaining clinical experience (such as volunteering with individuals with mental health needs). A Psy.D is much more practice-based and focusing more on clinical experiences will likely help you be admitted to a Psy.D program (whereas a PhD is generally very research-intensive).