For More Information

To understand fully the premedical options and requirements, students should consult the Health Professions Advising Web site and their premed adviser.

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Pre-med Options

While this Health: Science, Society and Policy program is open to all students regardless of their post-graduation plans, some may wish to use it as a launching point for a medical career. Students interested in this major could satisfy the prerequisites for medical school in one of three ways:

  1. By majoring in one of the life sciences or physical sciences and choosing HSSP as a minor.
  2. By majoring in HSSP and selecting the B.A. option of HSSP. Those students who choose the B.A. option and want to fulfill premed requirements should use BIOL 14a as the biology core requirement for HSSP, and should take the other required premed courses in addition to their HSSP requirements.
  3. By majoring in HSSP and selecting the B.S. option of HSSP. Those students who choose the B.S. option must complete BIOL 42a as the core biology requirement.

For more information about specific requirements within the Pre-Med track, contact either:


Misty Huacuja-LaPointe
Director of Pre-Health Advising

Abby Voss
Assistant Director of Pre-Health Advising

Nicole Labrecque
Department Coordinator

For a Pre-Health Advising appointment call 781-736-3470.