There are many paths that can lead a student to medical school. Although still the most common path, success in medical school admissions is no longer solely dependent upon an undergraduate degree in the biological sciences. Majors, such as Liberal Studies, Psychology, and Environmental Science can open the door to medical careers. As medical schools have incorporated more humanist approaches to the practice of medicine, applicants with non-traditional backgrounds are being accorded weight in the admissions process. Completion, in good standing, of the required curriculum in the pre-med interdisciplinary concentration will allow graduates from any APU degree program to confidently and competitively apply for admission to medical school.
The pre-med interdisciplinary concentration is taken in addition to your major degree program at APU. You will have an academic advisor for your major. Additionally, you will work with an advisor from the Liberal Studies Department (within which the concentration is offered) to guide you through the pre-med required curriculum.
Courses in Humanities and Social/Behavioral Science (16)
Net total credits to add concentration (40)
Courses required for the pre-med concentration will double-count for Foundational or Major Studies. Completion of the pre-med required curriculum overlaps and covers 28 credits within the Foundational Studies including: EC Written Communication; CT Computation; CH Intellectual Traditions; CH Creative Endeavors; CH Intercultural & Spiritual Understandings; SI Biological/Physical Scientific Inquiry; SI Social/Behavioral Scientific Inquiry.