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Predental, Premedical, and Preveterinary

Lehman College students preparing for careers in medicine, dentistry, or veterinary medicine may elect a B.A. or B.S. curriculum and may choose any approved major.

Preprofessional students preparing for careers in the health professions should at the time of their first registration consult advisers concerning the choice of science courses for the first semester. Since the requirements of medical schools may vary, students intending to pursue an M.D. degree should consult the bulletins of the medical schools to which they are planning to apply.

In general, medical schools require two years of college chemistry (including organic chemistry) and one year each of college physics, biology, and mathematics. Because some medical schools require more than the minimum, it is important that interested students include first-year biology and chemistry in the first sixty credits earned at Lehman. As much science as possible should be completed by the time ninety credits have been earned (end of junior year) because this is the time when the Medical College Aptitude Tests are taken. After admission to Lehman College, the student preparing for a career in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, or veterinary medicine should register with the premedical adviser (Davis Hall, Room 113).


Last modified: 3/11/2014