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?
Most Popular Concentrations for Princeton Applicants Accepted to Medical School, 2018-2022
- Molecular Biology
- Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
- Public & International Affairs
- Chemical & Biological Engineering
- Computer Science
HPA Majors & Medicine Guide
This slideshow includes an overview of how premed requirements interact with different Princeton majors.
HPA Jock Docs
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