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Pre-Health Curriculum

Plan your academic career!

Pre-Health at BU

When thinking about your academic journey to health professions school, it is important to choose a path that is the best match for your background. Perhaps you will begin the pre-health curriculum during your first year at Boston University. Or maybe you will start your science coursework at a later time. You may even decide to complete all of your academic prerequisites for health professions schools after you have earned your undergraduate degree.

Some students who have exceptional academic records in high school or during their first two years at the University may choose to apply to one of our early assurance programs to the Boston University School of Medicine or Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine.  These programs introduce students to medical school-related courses during the undergraduate years, and might even allow students to complete the requirements of their bachelor’s degree in three years! Other students may need to consider enrolling in an academic enhancement program prior to submitting applications to professional schools in order to strengthen their academic credentials.

To help you build a successful academic plan for your application to health professions schools, we encourage you to meet with a pre-health advisor.


FY103: Pre-Health Seminar

Available this fall for rising sophomores! FY103 Pre-Health Seminar (sections P1 or P2) is a specialized discussion based course for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the health professions. This unique class will allow students to explore who they are in the context of the Boston University campus and community, identify their interests and values by reflecting on their individual experiences and through group discussions, and develop ideas for their personal statement and an understanding of how to write about their experiences for the MMEDIC and traditional applications.