At Boston University, while fulfilling your curriculum requirements for pre-medical, pre-dental or pre-veterinary studies, you can create your own undergraduate path to any of these careers and choose whatever major interests you most.
For example, some students choose majors like biology in the College of Arts & Sciences, human physiology in the College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, or biomedical engineering in the College of Engineering. Others get degrees in areas unrelated to their chosen career, such as linguistics, film or theatre arts while completing the required courses needed to be admitted to medical school. And still others major in two different areas of concentration at the same time, like biochemistry & molecular biology and psychology.
Your path is up to you. To help you find it, BU provides specialized pre-professional advisors for health-related careers. Your advisors will give you expert guidance on courses, research projects and other co-curricular opportunities that will help you apply to the best medical, dental or veterinary schools.
Learn more about pre-health advising.
Early Assurance Programs
Students admitted into one of BU’s Early Assurance Programs, receive provisional admission to the Boston University School of Medicine or the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine.
Accelerated Medical Program
BU offers high-ability freshman applicants a faster route to a career in medicine. If admitted into the Seven-Year Liberal Arts/Medical Education Program, you can complete both a bachelor’s degree and a medical degree in seven years instead of the usual eight. You will receive a Bachelor of Arts in Medical Science from the College of Arts & Sciences with a Doctor of Medicine from the Boston University School of Medicine.
Applicants to the Accelerated Medical program must submit the Accelerated Programs Teacher Evaluation and complete other program requirements. All application materials are due November 15. Applicants will only be considered for the program to which they have applied.
Accelerated Dental Program
Freshman applicants interested in an accelerated path to a career in dental medicine can apply to the Seven-Year Liberal Arts/Dental Education Program which integrates the undergraduate and dental school curricula shortening the period of study from the typical eight years to seven. Students receive a bachelor of arts from the College of Arts & Sciences with a Doctorate of Dentistry from Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine.
Applicants to the Accelerated Dental program must submit the Accelerated Programs Teacher Evaluation and complete other program requirements. All application materials are due November 15. Applicants will only be considered for the program to which they have applied.
In the spring of your second year at BU, you can apply to The Modular Medical Integrated Curriculum (MMEDIC) designed for qualified, highly motivated students. Students admitted to MMEDIC receive provisional early admission to the Boston University School of Medicine and take rigorous modular courses that fulfill undergraduate requirements and certain medical school requirements at the same time. The program leads to a Doctor of Medicine degree from the BU School of Medicine, most commonly in combination with a bachelor’s degree from the College of Arts & Sciences; the College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College; or the College of Engineering.