Your Pathway to Medicine
While pre-medicine is not a major at BU, you can design your own unique course of study while fulfilling 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.
The most popular pathways:
College of Arts & Sciences:
You will find the largest variety of majors in CAS, including common pre-medical choices such as chemistry, biology, physics, or biochemistry. There are scores of non-science majors too, such as psychology or anthropology.
College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College:
There are a host of majors to choose from, such as behavior and health, human physiology, physical therapy, and more.
College of Engineering:
A major in biomedical engineering will fulfill all of the standard pre-medical requirements and prepare you for a variety of careers in engineering and medicine.
Pre-Professional Advising Office
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.
Fast Track Your Medical Career
Students admitted into one of BU’s Early Assurance Programs receive provisional admission to the Boston University School of Medicine. Admission to these programs is highly competitive.
Seven-Year Accelerated Medical Program
If admitted into the Seven-Year Liberal Arts/Medical Education Program, you will complete a bachelor’s degree in medical science in the College of Arts & Sciences and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Boston University School of Medicine in just seven years.
Applicants to the Accelerated Medical program must submit the Accelerated Programs Teacher Evaluation and complete other program requirements. Applicants will only be considered for the program to which they have applied.
Application Deadline: November 15
In the spring of your second year at BU, you can apply to the Modular Medical/Dental Integrated Curriculum (MMEDIC) designed for qualified, highly motivated students. Students admitted to MMEDIC receive provisional early admission to the Boston University School of Medicine or the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, and take medical/dental school-related courses that fulfill undergraduate requirements and enhance students’ transition to the professional school curriculum. The medical track leads to a Doctor of Medicine degree and the dental track leads to a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, 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.