Pre-Med and Pre-Health Options

Professor Miara and students dissecting a shark in a lab

Professor Miara working with students during the 2017 Justice Brandeis Semester program: Bio-Inspired Design

While the HSSP program is open to all students regardless of their post-graduation plans, some may wish to use it as a launching point for a career in medicine, dentistry, nursing or another health career.

For example, students interested in a pre-med or pre-health major could satisfy the prerequisites for medical school in one of three ways:

By majoring in one of the life sciences or physical sciences and choosing HSSP as a minor.

  • By majoring in HSSP and selecting the BA option of HSSP. Those students who choose the BA option and want to fulfill premed requirements should use BIOL 14a or BIOL 42 as the core science requirement for HSSP and should take the other required premed courses in addition to their HSSP requirements.

  • By majoring in HSSP and selecting the BS option of HSSP. Those students who choose the BS option must complete BIOL 42a as the core biology requirement.

Pre-Health Advising

The Pre-Health Advising office is available to help students explore health careers and prepare to apply to health professions schools.

For information, please contact Pre-Health Advising.