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What are the best pre-med degrees?

I've been doing research on this topic, but the data is kind of inconsistent. Biology comes up a lot, but are there other viable options?

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William’s Answer

I would suggest you look at a Bachelor of Science degree with emphasis in the Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry. These courses give you a good foundation in medicine. In the Biological Sciences make certain you look at courses which give you insight into Molecular Biology. This is now and will become even more so in the future an extremely important part of medicine. One of the benefits from this approach it will give you some insight into what type of career you want to pursue in medicine.
I hope I have been of help.
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Rachel’s Answer

Major in whatever field interests you and will allow you to maintain an excellent GPA. I majored in Spanish literature and had no trouble with my med school applications. You do need to complete the pre-med requirements, preferably with A’s. These include at least a year of biology, 1 year inorganic chemistry, 1 year organic chemistry + labs, physics, calculus, and biochemistry. Your junior year, you will need to take an MCAT study course prior to taking the MCAT. With a solid GPA and MCAT score, you should be a competitive applicant.
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Estelle’s Answer

Yes, there are other viable options. You can actually major in whatever you like, as long as you complete the pre-med requirements as well.
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Richard’s Answer

Pick a college that suits your personality and a major that interests you. You will need to get good grades in college in order to apply for medical school. At the medical school I attended, the average GPA is reported to be 3.85, so even one or two B's can hurt your chances of acceptance.

Aside from this, any major is acceptable as long as you complete the prerequisite courses.

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