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Yes — an excellent choice! If you want to become a primary care physician, medical specialist, surgeon or biomedical researcher, ASU’s School of Life Sciences is a great place to start.
In fact, School of Life Sciences has had more students accepted into medical school (each year since 2010) than any other school at ASU.
Our three majors provide a comprehensive education in the life sciences. You will gain the critical-thinking and study skills, research experience and core concepts you need to be admitted to medical school.
No. We do not — for good reason.
The top medical schools prefer students who receive a traditional liberal arts education. Since course requirements for medical school are minimal, take science courses that will best prepare you for the MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test).
The best major is the one you are most passionate about. Medical schools want mature, well-rounded scholars who are enthusiastic about learning, have diverse interests and are inspired by public service.
Yes. The most common course requirements include:
Most, if not all of these courses are required for our majors. Health professional schools may have different prerequisites — check their admission requirements online to be sure.
You may request a pre-health advising meeting with the Health Professions Advising Office.
Our exciting, hands-on research opportunities can elevate and inspire your career path.
We encourage you to:
Research experience is especially critical for a successful application to medical school.
Our courses will help prepare you for the physical and biological sciences portions of admissions tests. We will teach you how to think like scientists by developing your skills in data analysis, critical thinking and science communication.