There is no “premed” major. Students from all concentrations at Princeton have gone on to pursue medicine. Health professions schools seek well-rounded students who demonstrate strong ability in the sciences, but also demonstrate a broader interest in the human condition. About one-third of our applicants to medical school are non-science majors.
Questions to consider:
- What do I like to study?
- Beyond knowledge gained, how will my major help me learn to think, analyze, and communicate in new ways, and how will that apply to medicine or other careers?
- What kinds of questions do I want to answer in my independent work?
- What are the faculty and students in the department like?
- Will I have time to pursue this concentration alongside my other interests?
- HPA Peer Advisers: Our HPA PAs love to talk about their major choices.
- Faculty Departmental Representatives and student representatives are available within each department. A directory of these reps is available on the ODOC: Choosing a Major website.
- HPA Majors & Medicine Guide (pdf)
- HPA Major Choices Workshop Slides (pdf)
- Independent Work Guides for a preview of JP and thesis expectations
- List of concentrations’ websites
- Career Services Major & Career Exploration Resources