Why study pre-medicine?

Application Deadlines
Feb. 1* | Aug. 1 (freshmen) April 15* | Aug. 1 (transfers)
Dec. 15
May 1

The pre-medicine program gives you the opportunities and support you need to become an excellent candidate for medical school. UND graduates have been accepted into more than 40 medical schools across the United States, including top-ranked programs.

Work with a health sciences advisor to craft an individualized plan of study that will ensure timely completion of all medical school prerequisites. You’ll take those required courses with caring and experienced faculty who are experts in their fields, and you’ll get the chance to take advanced classes and work alongside faculty in labs where they and their graduate students do research. Specialized programming and regular communication help pre-health students stay on track and prepare for medical school entrance exams and interviews.

Stand out by combining pre-medicine with your choice of major. Since medical schools do not require any particular major, pre-medicine students have completed such majors as:

  • Biology
  • Biology: Professional Health Sciences Emphasis
  • Chemistry
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dietetics
  • Engineering
  • Forensic Science
  • Kinesiology
  • Math
  • Medical Lab Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health Education
  • Sociology

Pursue your interests by adding a minor or certificate; study abroad, or do an internship or research or clinical experience. This program is not a major. See the Pre-Medicine program information for requirements and steps to join. 

Pre-Medicine at UND

  • Work with a Health Sciences Advisor to set your curriculum and stay on track.

  • Get help preparing for entrance exams, as well as applying and interviewing for medial school.

  • Connect with classmates in the Undergraduate Medical Association student organization.

  • Earn a UND degree, a well-rounded education, on your path to medical school.

  • Numerous undergrad research opportunities to enhance your med school application and deepen your knowledge.

Careers in Medicine


Expected job growth for physicians and surgeons through 2026

 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Median pay for physicians and surgeons after earning your professional or doctoral degree

 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Physicians and surgeons are in high demand, with an increased growth rate projected for the future. In addition, wages for physicians and surgeons are among the highest of all occupations.

Pre-Medicine Courses You Could Take

Leaders in Action

Emily Hoff wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps to make an impact and give back to the community by pursuing a degree in healthcare.